Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be told about new issues that should concern you and your family. Don’t purchase merchandise containing BPA. Stay away from 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 should 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 definitely a point you should think about, 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 shown you how to Stop the Sneezes and help ease 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 at its best. 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, lurking around our homes, it’s essential to have an air purification system that can clean 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 workings 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. Pollutants clog the components of the blower system and the home’s air filters more rapidly, causing your HVAC system to work harder to keep your family comfortable. Your duct system can also become dirty faster, resulting in inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Several studies have revealed that poor indoor air quality can have a very real effect on workplace efficiency. 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 fleeting, extended exposure to poor indoor air quality (40 hours a week in the office definitely counts) can result in skin rashes, respiratory problems, and other chronic sicknesses. On the more severe side, radon or asbestos coming in through cracked foundations or ceilings can actually cause cancer and other fatal diseases and a strong concentration of carbon monoxide can cause sudden death.

So next time your friend starts telling you about indoor air quality, listen closely because it could be vital for your health and for your home. If you are unsure if your home’s indoor air quality is great or poor, call Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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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