Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be bombarded with new matters that should worry you and the rest of society. Don’t buy anything that isn’t BPA-free. Stay away from the microwave. Only store your leftovers in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now people are telling you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in West Palm Beach. You can’t use strong chemicals to sanitize 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 understand - why panic about one issue if you’re just going to have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of all things, indoor air quality is certainly something you should consider, and here’s why.

It affects your health

We’ve outlined 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 introduced you to the APCO Whole-House Air Purifier to help keep your indoor air quality supreme. 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 inside and with indoor air contaminants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, hanging around our homes, it’s crucial to have an air purification system that can clean our air and help eliminate the germs that cause sickless.

It affects your home

Not only could bad air quality affect your lungs, it can also affect the workings of your home. Indoor air with high levels of impurities floating around is much harder on your home’s heating and cooling system. Pollutants clog the components of the blower system and the home’s air filters faster, causing your heating and cooling system to work overtime to keep your family comfortable. Your ducts can also become dirty more quickly, giving you inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Many studies have proven that poor indoor air quality can have a very real effect on workplace efficiency. Not only can it aggravate the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollution put off by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and cooling systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), watery eyes, and itchy throats. While these symptoms may be short-term, prolonged 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 ailments. On the more extreme side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through fractured foundations or ceilings can actually cause cancer and other fatal ailments and a strong concentration of carbon monoxide can lead to sudden death.

So next time your friend starts telling you about indoor air quality, listen up because it could be vital for your health and for your home. If you don’t know 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 determine your indoor air quality levels and share whole-home air cleaning plans with you.

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