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 containing BPA. Steer clear of the microwave. Only store your cooking in glass containers, not plastic.

Now everyone is talking to you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Richmond. Don’t use harsh chemicals to sanitize your home. You have to buy an air purification system. You should use essential oils instead of 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 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 revealed how to Stop the Sneezes and help relieve 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 put it bluntly: substandard indoor air quality will negatively affect your health . We spend approximately 90% of our life indoors and with indoor air impurities, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, lurking around our homes, it’s critical to have an air purification system that can clean our air and help remove the germs that cause sickless.

It affects your home

Bad air quality can affect your lungs, but it can also affect the operation of your home. Indoor air with increased levels of impurities lurking around is much harder on your home’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) 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 your family comfortable. Your ducts can also become filthy more quickly, 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 productivity. Not only can it intensify the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollutants released by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and cooling systems, 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 (40 hours a week in the office definitely counts) can result in skin inflammation, respiratory problems, and other chronic ailments. On the more severe side, radon or asbestos coming in through fractured foundations or ceilings can actually cause cancer and other fatal diseases and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can cause sudden death.

So the next time you hear the phrase 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 Eveready Service Experts for a free in-home analysis and we’ll verify your indoor air quality levels and review whole-home air cleaning choices with you.

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