Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be told about new matters that should worry you and your family. Don’t purchase merchandise containing BPA. Steer clear of the microwave. Only save your food in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now your neighbors are talking to you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Saint Charles. You shouldn’t use strong chemicals to wipe down your counters. You need to invest in an air purification system. You should 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 feel you - why stress about one issue if you still have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of anything, indoor air quality is certainly a point you should consider, 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 revealed 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 supreme. So now, we’ll put it bluntly: substandard indoor air quality will negatively affect your health . We spend around 90% of our life in home and buildings and with indoor air impurities, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, floating around our homes, it’s essential to have an air purification system that can filter our air and help eliminate the germs that cause diseases.

It affects your home

Not only can poor air quality affect your lungs it can also affect the workings of your home. Indoor air with increased levels of impurities hanging around is more taxing on your home’s heating and cooling system. Pollutants clog the components of the blower system and the home’s air filters faster, causing your heating and AC system to work overtime to keep your home comfortable. Your ducts can also become filthy faster, leaving you with inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Several studies have shown that poor indoor air quality can actually have a huge effect on workplace efficiency. Not only can it worsen the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollution released by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained HVAC systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), watery eyes, and irritated throats. While these symptoms may be temporary, continued exposure to poor indoor air quality (after all, you do spend at least 40 hours a week at the office) can result in skin irritations, respiratory issues, and other chronic conditions. On the more drastic side, radon or asbestos coming in through split 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 intently because it could be vital for your health and for your home. If you don’t know if your home’s indoor air quality is good or bad, call Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a free in-home analysis and we’ll determine your indoor air quality levels and share whole-home air cleaning plans with you.

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