Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be told about new subjects that should bother you and the rest of society. Don’t buy merchandise that isn’t BPA-free. Stay away from the microwave. Only store your cooking in glass jars, not plastic.

Now everyone is telling you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Ravenna. You shouldn’t use anything with chemicals to clean your home. You should install an air purification system. You have to use essential oils as an alternative to air fresheners.

The worries never stop.

So you start to turn a deaf ear to all the noise and just try and live your life. We understand - why stress about one issue if you will have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of all things, indoor air quality is absolutely something you should pay attention to, 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 shown you how to Stop the Sneezes and help relieve symptoms of asthma and allergies with recommendations to improve indoor air quality; we’ve even provided information about the APCO Whole-House Air Purifier to help keep your indoor air quality at its best. So now, we’ll put it bluntly: poor indoor air quality is going to result in poor health . We spend approximately 90% of our life inside and with indoor air pollutants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, floating around our homes, it’s essential to have an air purification system that can purify our air and help remove the germs that cause illness.

It affects your home

Not only can poor air quality affect your lungs it can also affect the workings of your home. Indoor air with elevated levels of pollutants floating around is more taxing on your home’s heating and cooling system. Contaminants clog the parts of the blower system and the home’s air filters more rapidly, causing your heating and cooling system to work a lot more to keep you comfortable. Your ducts can also become filthy more quickly, leaving you with inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Multiple studies have shown that poor indoor air quality can actually have a huge effect on workplace efficiency. Not only can it worsen the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollution emitted by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained HVAC systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), watery eyes, and scratcy throats. While these symptoms may be fleeting, long-term exposure to poor indoor air quality (and you’re probably spending at least 40 hours a week in the office) can result in skin irritations, respiratory illness, and other chronic sicknesses. On the more drastic side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through split foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other deadly ailments and a strong concentration of carbon monoxide can cause sudden death.

So when someone starts talking about indoor air quality, listen intently because it could be critical for your health and for your home. If you are unsure if your home’s indoor air quality is great or poor, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a free in-home analysis and we’ll confirm your indoor air quality levels and share whole-home air cleaning plans with you.

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