How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 In spite of popular belief, the bulk 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our 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 when you are indoors? Poor air quality can easily be recognized 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 check 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 enhancing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings. If you’ve noticed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Thornberry Bros Inc are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire residence and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can talk about all the options we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Thornberry Bros Inc in Winchester and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 859-745-1564 or arranging an appointment with us online.