Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly hear about new subjects that should bother you and your loved ones. Don’t purchase products containing BPA. Stay away from the microwave. Only keep your cooking in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now people are telling you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Waldorf. You shouldn’t use strong chemicals to clean your home. You have to buy an air purification system. You have to use essential oils instead of 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 get it - why panic about one issue if you’re just going to have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of everything, indoor air quality is absolutely something you should consider, and here’s why.

It affects your health

We’ve explained how to fight sickness and stay healthy with indoor air quality; and, we’ve revealed how to Stop the Sneezes and help alleviate asthma and allergy symptoms 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 top notch. 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 contaminants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, hanging around our homes, it’s essential to have an air purification system that can clean our air and help destroy 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 contaminants hanging around is more taxing on your home’s heating and cooling system. Contaminants clog the components of the blower system and the home’s air filters more quickly, causing your heating and AC system to work harder to keep your home comfortable. Your ducts can also become filthy more quickly, giving you inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Several studies have shown that poor indoor air quality can have a substantial effect on workplace production. Not only can it increase the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the contaminants released by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained HVAC systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), tearing eyes, and itchy throats. While these symptoms may be short-term, 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 sicknesses. On the more drastic side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through split foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other terminal diseases and a strong concentration of carbon monoxide can cause sudden death.

So next time your friend starts telling you 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 healthy or struggling, call A-PLUS Service Experts for a complimentary in-home analysis and we’ll determine your indoor air quality levels and go over whole-home air cleaning options with you.

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