How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Despite 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and ensure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our home? 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 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 check to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outside of your home. The next step toward improving air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There may also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings. If you’ve identified any of these displays of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire residence and can lower 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 Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 503-848-3838 or setting up an appointment with us online.