Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly hear about new matters that should worry you and the rest of society. Don’t purchase products that has BPA. Stay away from the microwave. Only keep your cooking in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now everyone is talking to 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 should use essential oils and not air fresheners.

And on and on it goes.

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

But, of all things, indoor air quality is definitely 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 asthma and allergy symptoms 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 indoors 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 purify our air and help fight the germs that cause sickless.

It affects your home

Bad air quality can affect your lungs, but it can also affect the workings of your home. Indoor air with elevated levels of pollutants floating around is more exhausting on your home’s heating and AC system. Contaminants clog the parts of the blower system and the home’s air filters faster, causing your heating and cooling system to work harder to keep you comfortable. Your ductwork can also become filthy faster, leaving you with inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Multiple studies have proven that poor indoor air quality can actually have a huge effect on workplace production. Not only can it exacerbate the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollutants put off by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and cooling systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), watery eyes, and scratcy throats. While these symptoms may be temporary, long-term exposure to poor indoor air quality (after all, you do spend at least 40 hours a week at the office) can result in skin inflammation, respiratory issues, and other chronic conditions. On the more extreme side, radon or asbestos coming in through damaged foundations or ceilings can actually cause cancer and other deadly diseases and a high concentration of carbon monoxide can cause sudden death.

So the next time you hear the phrase indoor air quality, listen closely because it could be important for your health and for your home. If you aren’t sure if your home’s indoor air quality is good or bad, call Knochelmann Service Experts 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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