Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly hear about new matters that should worry you and the rest of society. Don’t purchase products that isn’t BPA-free. Steer clear of the microwave. Only keep your food in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now everyone is telling you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in West Palm Beach. You can’t use harsh chemicals to clean your home. You should install an air purification system. You should use essential oils and not air fresheners.

The chatter never ends.

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’re just going to have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of anything, 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 shared how to Stop the Sneezes and help alleviate 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: substandard indoor air quality will negatively affect your health . We spend an estimated 90% of our life indoors and with indoor air pollutants, 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 performance 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 parts of the blower system and the home’s air filters faster, causing your heating and cooling system to work harder 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 actually have a huge effect on workplace productivity. Not only can it increase the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollution put off by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained HVAC systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), tearing eyes, and scratcy throats. While these symptoms may be fleeting, 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 closely 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 complimentary 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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