How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 In spite of popular belief, most of our exposure to pollutants occurs indoors rather than outdoors – indoor air can be two-to-five times more polluted than air outside, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and ensure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in your home? The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your house is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? Poor air quality can easily be recognized through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that typically can be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best check to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are away from your home. The next step toward increasing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings. If you’ve observed any of these signs of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire home and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can talk about all the options we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. in McHenry and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 815-459-4700 or setting up an appointment with us online.