Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be bombarded with new matters that should worry you and the rest of society. Don’t buy anything that has BPA. Stay away from the microwave. Only save your cooking in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now everyone is talking to you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Kingston. You can’t use harsh chemicals to sanitize your home. You should install an air purification system. You need to use essential oils as an alternative to 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 anything, indoor air quality is absolutely a point you should think about, and here’s why.

It affects your health

We’ve outlined how to fight sickness and stay healthy with indoor air quality; and, we’ve shared how to Stop the Sneezes and help ease symptoms of asthma and allergies 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 at its best. So now, we’ll be frank: poor indoor air quality is going to result in poor health . We spend nearly 90% of our life in home and buildings and with indoor air contaminants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, floating around our homes, it’s essential to have an air purification system that can clean our air and help remove the germs that cause illness.

It affects your home

Not only can poor air quality affect your lungs it can also affect the operation of your home. Indoor air with high levels of impurities floating around is tougher 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 AC system to work harder to keep your home comfortable. Your ductwork can also become dirty more rapidly, resulting in inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Many studies have revealed that poor indoor air quality can actually have a huge effect on workplace production. Not only can it worsen the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollution released by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and AC equipment, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), watery eyes, and scratcy throats. While these symptoms may be short-term, continued 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 ailments. On the more drastic side, radon or asbestos seeping in through fractured foundations or ceilings can actually cause cancer and other fatal conditions and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can result in 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 are unsure if your home’s indoor air quality is good or bad, call Service Experts Home Services by Enercare for a no-charge in-home analysis and we’ll verify your indoor air quality levels and share whole-home air cleaning plans with you.

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