Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be told about new subjects that should bother you and the rest of society. Don’t bring home merchandise containing BPA. Stay away from the microwave. Only keep your leftovers in glass containers, not plastic.

Now your neighbors are prattling on about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Belleville. Don’t use strong chemicals to clean your home. You have to buy 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 feel you - why worry about one issue if you will have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of everything, indoor air quality is definitely a point you should focus on, 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 shared how to Stop the Sneezes and help alleviate symptoms of asthma and allergies 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 supreme. So now, we’ll put it bluntly: bad indoor air quality is bad for your health . We spend nearly 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 crucial to have an air purification system that can purify our air and help eliminate the germs that cause sickless.

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 elevated levels of impurities floating around is tougher 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 HVAC system to work overtime to keep you comfortable. Your duct system can also become dusty more rapidly, leaving you with inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Multiple studies have shown that poor indoor air quality can have a very real effect on workplace efficiency. Not only can it exacerbate the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollutants released by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained HVAC systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), tearing eyes, and irritated 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 extreme side, radon or asbestos coming in through damaged foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other deadly ailments and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can lead to sudden death.

So when someone starts talking about indoor air quality, listen up because it could be critical for your health and for your home. If you don’t know if your home’s indoor air quality is great or poor, call D & K Heating Service Experts for a complimentary 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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