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 buy anything that isn’t BPA-free. Steer clear of the microwave. Only keep your cooking in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now your neighbors are talking to you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Orlando. Don’t use harsh chemicals to clean your home. You need to invest in an air purification system. You should use essential oils and not air fresheners.

The chatter never ends.

So you start to turn a deaf ear to all the noise and just try and live your life. We feel you - why worry about one issue if you will have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of everything, indoor air quality is definitely 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 shared how to Stop the Sneezes and help relieve symptoms of asthma and allergies 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 upwards of 90% of our life indoors and with indoor air impurities, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, hanging around our homes, it’s essential to have an air purification system that can filter our air and help destroy the germs that cause illness.

It affects your home

Not only could bad air quality affect your lungs, it can also affect the performance of your home. Indoor air with increased levels of impurities hanging around is more exhausting on your home’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system. Pollutants clog the components of the blower system and the home’s air filters faster, causing your heating and cooling system to work overtime to keep your home comfortable. Your ducts can also become filthy more quickly, resulting in inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Multiple studies have shown that poor indoor air quality can have a very real effect on workplace efficiency. Not only can it aggravate the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollution put off by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained HVAC systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), tearing eyes, and irritated throats. While these symptoms may be fleeting, long-term exposure to poor indoor air quality (and you’re probably spending at least 40 hours a week in the office) can result in skin rashes, respiratory problems, and other chronic conditions. On the more extreme side, radon or asbestos coming in through fractured foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other fatal ailments and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can cause sudden death.

So next time your friend starts telling you about indoor air quality, listen intently 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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.

Contact Us