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

Despite 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and make sure that our health isn’t 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 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 subside once you are outdoors.

The next step toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Effective Service Group, LLC. 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 through your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the choices we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Effective Service Group, LLC. in East Hanover and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 973-884-0065 or arranging an appointment with us online.