Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be told about new matters that should worry you and your family. Don’t buy merchandise that has BPA. 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 Pierre. You can’t use anything with chemicals to sanitize your home. You have to buy an air purification system. You need to use essential oils and not air fresheners.

The chatter never ends.

So you drown out all the noise and just try to focus on what matters. We get it - why worry about one issue if you will have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of everything, 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 shared how to Stop the Sneezes and help ease 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 top notch. So now, we’ll be frank: poor indoor air quality is going to result in poor health . We spend approximately 90% of our life indoors and with indoor air pollutants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, floating around our homes, it’s crucial to have an air purification system that can purify our air and help eliminate the germs that cause sickless.

It affects your home

Not only can poor air quality affect your lungs it can also affect the performance of your home. Indoor air with increased levels of pollutants hanging around is more taxing on your home’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system. Contaminants clog the parts of the blower system and the home’s air filters more rapidly, causing your heating and cooling system to work harder to keep your family comfortable. Your duct system can also become dirty more quickly, 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 productivity. Not only can it intensify the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollution emitted by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and AC equipment, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), dripping eyes, and scratcy throats. While these symptoms may be short-term, extended exposure to poor indoor air quality (40 hours a week in the office definitely counts) can result in skin irritations, respiratory problems, and other chronic sicknesses. On the more extreme side, radon or asbestos seeping in through cracked foundations or ceilings can actually cause cancer and other fatal diseases and a strong concentration of carbon monoxide can lead to sudden death.

So next time your friend starts telling you about indoor air quality, listen up 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 Peitz Service Experts for a no-charge in-home analysis and we’ll confirm your indoor air quality levels and share whole-home air cleaning plans with you.

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