Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be bombarded with new issues that should concern you and the rest of society. Don’t bring home anything containing BPA. Stay away from the microwave. Only save your food in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now people are telling you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Voorhees. Don’t use strong chemicals to sanitize your home. You need to invest in an air purification system. You have to use essential oils instead of 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 will have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of everything, indoor air quality is absolutely an issue you should pay attention to, 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 revealed how to Stop the Sneezes and help relieve the symptoms of allergies and asthma 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 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, hanging around our homes, it’s essential 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 operation of your home. Indoor air with high levels of pollutants floating around is much harder on your home’s heating and AC system. Contaminants clog the elements of the blower system and the home’s air filters more quickly, causing your HVAC system to work harder to keep you comfortable. Your ductwork can also become dusty more rapidly, leaving you with inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Many studies have shown that poor indoor air quality can have a substantial effect on workplace efficiency. Not only can it aggravate the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the contaminants released by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and cooling systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), tearing eyes, and scratcy throats. While these symptoms may be temporary, continued exposure to poor indoor air quality (after all, you do spend at least 40 hours a week at the office) can result in skin irritations, respiratory issues, and other chronic sicknesses. On the more severe side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through damaged foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other terminal conditions and a high concentration of carbon monoxide can lead to sudden death.

So next time your friend starts telling you about indoor air quality, listen intently because it could be important for your health and for your home. If you are unsure if your home’s indoor air quality is good or bad, call Atmostemp Service Experts 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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