Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be bombarded with new matters that should worry you and the rest of society. Don’t buy anything that has BPA. Stay away from the microwave. Only keep your food in glass jars, not plastic.

Now people are prattling on about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Fort Worth. You shouldn’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 stop listening to all the noise and just do the best you can. We get it - why stress about one issue if you’re just going to have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of all things, 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 asthma and allergy symptoms with recommendations to improve indoor air quality; we’ve even given you a full review of the APCO Whole-House Air Purifier to help keep your indoor air quality at its best. So now, we’ll be frank: substandard indoor air quality will negatively affect your 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, lurking around our homes, it’s critical to have an air purification system that can purify our air and help remove the germs that cause illness.

It affects your home

Not only could bad air quality affect your lungs, it can also affect the performance of your home. Indoor air with high levels of pollutants lurking around is more exhausting on your home’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) 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 dirty more rapidly, giving you 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 intensify the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the contaminants put off by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and cooling systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), tearing eyes, and itchy throats. While these symptoms may be fleeting, 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 irritations, respiratory issues, 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 fatal ailments and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can result in sudden death.

So next time your friend starts telling you about indoor air quality, listen closely 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 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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