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How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

In spite of popular belief, the majority of our exposure to pollutants takes place 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and make sure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

The first step to inspecting the indoor air quality of your residence is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience indoors? Poor air quality can easily be recognized 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 check to see 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 checking for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can appear 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 items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Lycoming Heating Company are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire home 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 advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 570-326-4450 or scheduling an appointment with us online.