Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be bombarded with new matters that should worry you and your loved ones. Don’t bring home anything that isn’t BPA-free. Don’t use the microwave. Only keep your food in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now people are prattling on about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Jackson. You shouldn’t use anything with chemicals to sanitize your home. You should install an air purification system. You have to use essential oils as an alternative to air fresheners.

And on and on it goes.

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

But, of anything, indoor air quality is definitely a point you should focus on, 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 revealed how to Stop the Sneezes and help relieve 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: bad indoor air quality is bad for your health . We spend nearly 90% of our life inside and with indoor air pollutants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, lurking 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

Not only could bad air quality affect your lungs, it can also affect the function of your home. Indoor air with high levels of pollutants floating around is more taxing on your home’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system. Contaminants clog the elements of the blower system and the home’s air filters more quickly, causing your heating and cooling system to work harder to keep your home comfortable. Your duct system can also become dirty more rapidly, resulting in inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Several studies have revealed that poor indoor air quality can actually have a huge effect on workplace productivity. Not only can it worsen 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 short-term, prolonged exposure to poor indoor air quality (and you’re probably spending at least 40 hours a week in the office) can result in skin irritations, respiratory issues, and other chronic sicknesses. On the more drastic side, radon or asbestos seeping in through damaged foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other deadly conditions and a strong concentration of carbon monoxide can cause sudden death.

So when someone starts talking about indoor air quality, listen up because it could be crucial for your health and for your home. If you don’t know if your home’s indoor air quality is good or bad, call Comfortech Service Experts 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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