Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be bombarded with new issues that should concern you and your loved ones. Don’t purchase anything that isn’t BPA-free. Steer clear of the microwave. Only store your cooking in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now people are prattling on about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Dallas. You shouldn’t use strong chemicals to wipe down your counters. You have to buy an air purification system. You should use essential oils as an alternative to 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 definitely something you should consider, 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 alleviate asthma and allergy symptoms with recommendations to improve indoor air quality; we’ve even given you a full review of 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, floating around our homes, it’s crucial 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. Contaminants clog the elements of the blower system and the home’s air filters more quickly, causing your heating and cooling system to work harder to keep you comfortable. Your duct system can also become dirty more rapidly, giving you inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Several studies have shown 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 pollutants released by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained HVAC 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 (after all, you do spend at least 40 hours a week at the office) 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 deadly conditions and a high concentration of carbon monoxide can lead to sudden death.

So when someone starts talking about 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 confirm your indoor air quality levels and review whole-home air cleaning choices with you.

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