Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be bombarded with new issues that should concern you and the rest of society. Don’t buy anything that has BPA. Stay away from the microwave. Only keep your cooking in glass containers, not plastic.

Now people are telling you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Sharonville. Don’t use anything with chemicals to clean your home. You need to invest in an air purification system. You need to use essential oils and not air fresheners.

The chatter never ends.

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’re just going to have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of all things, indoor air quality is certainly something you should think about, 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 shown you how to Stop the Sneezes and help relieve the symptoms of allergies and asthma 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 be frank: substandard indoor air quality will negatively affect your health . We spend nearly 90% of our life inside and with indoor air pollutants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, hanging around our homes, it’s imperative to have an air purification system that can clean our air and help fight the germs that cause sickless.

It affects your home

Not only could bad air quality affect your lungs, it can also affect the workings of your home. Indoor air with elevated levels of contaminants lurking around is tougher on your home’s heating and AC 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 ductwork can also become filthy more quickly, leaving you with inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Several studies have proven that poor indoor air quality can have a very real effect on workplace production. Not only can it worsen 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), tearing eyes, and itchy throats. While these symptoms may be temporary, continued exposure to poor indoor air quality (40 hours a week in the office definitely counts) can result in skin inflammation, respiratory issues, 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 deadly ailments and a high concentration of carbon monoxide can cause sudden death.

So the next time you hear the phrase indoor air quality, listen up because it could be important for your health and for your home. If you are unsure if your home’s indoor air quality is good or bad, call Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a free in-home analysis and we’ll verify your indoor air quality levels and share whole-home air cleaning plans with you.

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