How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Contrary to popular belief, the bulk 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 consumed indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and ensure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our house? The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your home is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience indoors? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that may be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best gauge to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outdoors. The next phase toward enhancing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings. If you’ve identified any of these indicators of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Woody's Sudden Service Inc are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work together with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can talk about all the choices we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas Park and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 703-369-5528 or arranging an appointment with us online.