Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly hear about new subjects that should bother you and your family. Don’t bring home products containing BPA. Don’t use the microwave. Only store your cooking in glass jars, not plastic.

Now people are telling you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Fort Lauderdale. Don’t use strong chemicals to wipe down your counters. You have to buy an air purification system. You should use essential oils and not air fresheners.

The worries never stop.

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

But, of everything, indoor air quality is definitely something you should think about, 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 introduced you to the APCO Whole-House Air Purifier to help keep your indoor air quality top notch. So now, we’ll be frank: poor indoor air quality is going to result in poor health . We spend nearly 90% of our life inside and with indoor air contaminants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, lurking around our homes, it’s crucial to have an air purification system that can purify 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 increased levels of contaminants floating around is tougher on your home’s heating and AC system. Pollutants clog the parts of the blower system and the home’s air filters more rapidly, causing your heating and AC system to work overtime to keep you comfortable. Your ductwork can also become filthy more quickly, giving you inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Many studies have revealed that poor indoor air quality can actually have a huge effect on workplace production. Not only can it aggravate the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollutants emitted by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained HVAC systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), tearing eyes, and irritated throats. While these symptoms may be temporary, prolonged exposure to poor indoor air quality (40 hours a week in the office definitely counts) can result in skin inflammation, respiratory issues, and other chronic sicknesses. On the more extreme side, radon or asbestos coming in through cracked foundations or ceilings can result in cancer and other fatal conditions and a high concentration of carbon monoxide can cause 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 confirm your indoor air quality levels and review whole-home air cleaning choices with you.

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