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

Contrary to popular belief, most 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and confirm that our health isn’t 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 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 measure to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outdoors.

The next step toward improving air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There might 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 greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at KDM Service Corporation are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work alongside your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire home and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the options we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 205-758-2703 or setting up an appointment with us online.