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 bring home products containing BPA. Steer clear of 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. You shouldn’t use harsh chemicals to sanitize your home. You should install 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 certainly a point 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 shown you 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 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 indoors 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 clean 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 increased levels of impurities lurking around is more taxing on your home’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system. Contaminants clog the parts of the blower system and the home’s air filters more quickly, causing your heating and AC system to work harder to keep you comfortable. Your duct system can also become dirty faster, resulting in 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 pollution released by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and AC equipment, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), dripping eyes, and itchy 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 rashes, respiratory problems, and other chronic ailments. On the more extreme side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through damaged foundations or ceilings can result in cancer and other deadly diseases and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can cause 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 aren’t sure if your home’s indoor air quality is great or poor, call Air Engineers Service Experts for a complimentary 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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