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 bring home anything that has BPA. Stay away from the microwave. Only store your cooking in glass jars, not plastic.

Now your neighbors are prattling on about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Jacksonville. Don’t use harsh chemicals to clean your home. You need to invest in an air purification system. You have to use essential oils and not air fresheners.

The worries never stop.

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

But, of anything, indoor air quality is definitely a point you should think about, and here’s why.

It affects your health

We’ve explained how to fight sickness and stay healthy with indoor air quality; and, we’ve shared how to Stop the Sneezes and help ease the symptoms of allergies and asthma 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 at its best. So now, we’ll be frank: poor indoor air quality is going to result in poor health . We spend approximately 90% of our life inside and with indoor air pollutants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, hanging around our homes, it’s imperative to have an air purification system that can purify our air and help destroy the germs that cause diseases.

It affects your home

Not only can poor air quality affect your lungs it can also affect the operation of your home. Indoor air with high levels of impurities floating around is more taxing on your home’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system. Pollutants clog the parts of the blower system and the home’s air filters faster, causing your heating and AC system to work harder to keep you comfortable. Your ducts can also become filthy more quickly, giving you inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Many studies have proven that poor indoor air quality can have a very real effect on workplace production. Not only can it increase the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollutants put off by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and AC equipment, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), dripping eyes, and scratcy throats. While these symptoms may be temporary, 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 conditions. On the more severe side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through damaged foundations or ceilings can result in cancer and other fatal ailments and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can lead to sudden death.

So when someone starts talking about indoor air quality, listen intently because it could be vital for your health and for your home. If you are unsure if your home’s indoor air quality is great or poor, call Air Engineers 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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