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 bring home products that has BPA. Stay away from the microwave. Only save your leftovers in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now people are talking to you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Voorhees. Don’t use strong chemicals to clean your home. You should install an air purification system. You have to use essential oils as an alternative to air fresheners.

The worries never stop.

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

But, of everything, indoor air quality is absolutely something 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 asthma and allergy symptoms 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’re just going to say it: substandard indoor air quality will negatively affect your 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 purify our air and help destroy the germs that cause illness.

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 contaminants 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 faster, causing your HVAC system to work overtime to keep you comfortable. Your ductwork can also become dusty more rapidly, leaving you with inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Many studies have revealed that poor indoor air quality can have a substantial effect on workplace efficiency. Not only can it increase 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), watery eyes, and itchy throats. While these symptoms may be temporary, continued exposure to poor indoor air quality (40 hours a week in the office definitely counts) can result in skin irritations, respiratory issues, and other chronic sicknesses. On the more extreme side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through damaged foundations or ceilings can result in 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 healthy or struggling, call Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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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