Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be told about new matters that should worry you and your family. Don’t buy merchandise containing BPA. Steer clear of the microwave. Only store your food in glass containers, not plastic.

Now people are prattling on about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Canada. Don’t use strong chemicals to clean your home. You need to invest in 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 panic about one issue if you will have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of anything, indoor air quality is absolutely 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 shared how to Stop the Sneezes and help alleviate 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 at its best. So now, we’ll be frank: bad indoor air quality is bad for your health . We spend approximately 90% of our life in home and buildings and with indoor air impurities, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, hanging around our homes, it’s critical to have an air purification system that can purify our air and help eliminate the germs that cause sickless.

It affects your home

Not only can poor air quality affect your lungs it can also affect the performance of your home. Indoor air with increased levels of impurities floating around is tougher on your home’s heating and cooling system. Pollutants clog the elements of the blower system and the home’s air filters faster, causing your heating and cooling system to work a lot more to keep your family comfortable. Your duct system can also become dusty more quickly, giving you inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Multiple studies have proven that poor indoor air quality can have a very real effect on workplace productivity. Not only can it aggravate the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the contaminants emitted by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and cooling systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), dripping eyes, and itchy throats. While these symptoms may be short-lived, continued exposure to poor indoor air quality (and you’re probably spending at least 40 hours a week in the office) can result in skin inflammation, respiratory illness, and other chronic ailments. On the more drastic side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through damaged foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other fatal diseases and a strong concentration of carbon monoxide can result in sudden death.

So the next time you hear the phrase 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 healthy or struggling, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complimentary in-home analysis and we’ll verify your indoor air quality levels and share whole-home air cleaning plans with you.

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