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 containers, not plastic.

Now people are talking to you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Richmond. Don’t use strong 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 understand - why worry about one issue if you will have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of all things, indoor air quality is certainly a point you should focus on, 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 relieve asthma and allergy symptoms 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’re just going to say it: substandard indoor air quality will negatively affect your health . We spend approximately 90% of our life inside and with indoor air impurities, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, floating 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

Not only could bad air quality affect your lungs, it can also affect the operation of your home. Indoor air with high levels of impurities lurking around is much harder on your home’s heating and cooling system. Pollutants clog the parts of the blower system and the home’s air filters faster, causing your HVAC system to work overtime to keep your family comfortable. Your duct system can also become filthy 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 efficiency. Not only can it intensify 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), dripping eyes, and itchy 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 seeping in through fractured foundations or ceilings can actually cause cancer and other fatal ailments and a high 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 Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complimentary in-home analysis and we’ll verify your indoor air quality levels and go over whole-home air cleaning options with you.

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