Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be told about new subjects that should bother you and your family. Don’t buy merchandise containing BPA. Don’t use the microwave. Only save your cooking in glass jars, not plastic.

Now people are prattling on about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Medina. You can’t use harsh chemicals to clean your home. You need to invest in an air purification system. You need to use essential oils and not air fresheners.

The chatter never ends.

So you stop listening to all the noise and just do the best you can. We get it - why stress about one issue if you’re just going to have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of all things, indoor air quality is absolutely an issue you should focus on, and here’s why.

It affects your health

We’ve told you how to fight sickness and stay healthy with indoor air quality; and, we’ve shared how to Stop the Sneezes and help relieve symptoms of asthma and allergies with recommendations to improve indoor air quality; we’ve even introduced you to the APCO Whole-House Air Purifier to help keep your indoor air quality top notch. So now, we’re just going to say it: poor indoor air quality is going to result in poor health . We spend around 90% of our life in home and buildings and with indoor air impurities, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, lurking around our homes, it’s essential to have an air purification system that can filter our air and help remove the germs that cause sickless.

It affects your home

Bad air quality can affect your lungs, but it can also affect the function of your home. Indoor air with elevated levels of impurities lurking around is much harder on your home’s heating and cooling system. Contaminants clog the elements of the blower system and the home’s air filters more quickly, causing your heating and cooling system to work harder to keep your home comfortable. Your duct system can also become filthy more rapidly, giving you inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Several studies have shown that poor indoor air quality can have a substantial effect on workplace productivity. Not only can it aggravate the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the contaminants emitted by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and cooling systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), watery eyes, and irritated throats. While these symptoms may be temporary, long-term exposure to poor indoor air quality (after all, you do spend at least 40 hours a week at the office) can result in skin rashes, respiratory illness, and other chronic ailments. On the more extreme side, radon or asbestos coming in through cracked foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other deadly conditions and a strong concentration of carbon monoxide can result in sudden death.

So when someone starts talking about indoor air quality, listen up because it could be important for your health and for your home. If you aren’t sure if your home’s indoor air quality is good or bad, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a free in-home analysis and we’ll determine your indoor air quality levels and share whole-home air cleaning plans with you.

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