Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly hear about new issues that should concern you and the rest of society. Don’t buy products containing BPA. Stay away from the microwave. Only store your food in glass jars, not plastic.

Now everyone is prattling on about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Fort Worth. Don’t use strong chemicals to wipe down your counters. You should install an air purification system. You have to use essential oils and not air fresheners.

And on and on it goes.

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 anything, indoor air quality is absolutely a point you should think about, 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 be frank: poor indoor air quality is going to result in poor health . We spend approximately 90% of our life in home and buildings and with indoor air contaminants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, floating around our homes, it’s critical 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 performance of your home. Indoor air with high levels of pollutants floating around is more exhausting on your home’s heating and cooling system. Impurities clog the elements of the blower system and the home’s air filters more rapidly, causing your heating and AC system to work overtime to keep you comfortable. Your ductwork can also become filthy more rapidly, resulting in 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 intensify 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 scratcy throats. While these symptoms may be short-term, long-term exposure to poor indoor air quality (and you’re probably spending at least 40 hours a week in the office) can result in skin rashes, respiratory problems, and other chronic ailments. On the more drastic side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through cracked foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other deadly diseases and a high concentration of carbon monoxide can result in sudden death.

So next time your friend starts telling you about indoor air quality, listen up because it could be crucial for your health and for your home. If you aren’t sure if your home’s indoor air quality is great or poor, call Calverley Service Experts for a complimentary in-home analysis and we’ll determine your indoor air quality levels and review whole-home air cleaning choices with you.

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