You may constantly be told about new subjects that should bother you and the rest of society. Don’t bring home merchandise containing BPA. Steer clear of the microwave. Only store your food 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 start to turn a deaf ear to all the noise and just try and live your life. 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 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 shared how to Stop the Sneezes and help alleviate symptoms of asthma and allergies 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 supreme. So now, we’re just going to say it: bad indoor air quality is bad for your health . We spend upwards of 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 clean 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 HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system. Contaminants clog the components of the blower system and the home’s air filters faster, causing your heating and cooling system to work overtime to keep you comfortable. Your ducts can also become dusty more rapidly, leaving you with inefficient airflow.
It affects your workplace
Several studies have shown that poor indoor air quality can have a very real effect on workplace productivity. Not only can it exacerbate the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollution released by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and cooling systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), watery 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 rashes, respiratory problems, and other chronic ailments. On the more severe side, radon or asbestos coming in through damaged foundations or ceilings can result in cancer and other fatal diseases and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can cause 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 Home Services by Enercare for a free in-home analysis and we’ll confirm your indoor air quality levels and share whole-home air cleaning plans with you.