Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be bombarded with new matters that should worry you and your family. Don’t purchase anything that isn’t BPA-free. Stay away from the microwave. Only keep your cooking in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now everyone is prattling on about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Dallas. Don’t use harsh chemicals to wipe down your counters. You have to buy an air purification system. You should use essential oils instead of air fresheners.

The worries never stop.

So you stop listening to all the noise and just do the best you can. We understand - why agonize about one issue if you will have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of anything, indoor air quality is certainly something you should consider, 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 alleviate 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’re just going to say it: poor indoor air quality is going to result in poor health . We spend approximately 90% of our life in home and buildings and with indoor air impurities, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, lurking around our homes, it’s essential to have an air purification system that can filter our air and help fight the germs that cause illness.

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 impurities floating around is more taxing on your home’s heating and AC system. Pollutants clog the elements 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 duct system can also become dirty more rapidly, resulting in inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Multiple studies have shown 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 pollution 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 sicknesses. On the more severe side, radon or asbestos coming in through fractured foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other fatal conditions 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 don’t know if your home’s indoor air quality is great or poor, call Levy & Son Service Experts for a no-charge in-home analysis and we’ll determine your indoor air quality levels and go over whole-home air cleaning options with you.

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