How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Despite popular belief, the majority 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and make sure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our house? The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your residence is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience when you are indoors? Poor air quality can easily be identified through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that can often be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best measure to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are away from your home. The next phase toward increasing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. 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 signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can discuss all the selections we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. in Show Low and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 928-537-1803 or scheduling an appointment with us online.