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 food in glass jars, not plastic.

Now your neighbors are prattling on about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Fort Wayne. Don’t use harsh chemicals to clean your home. You have to buy an air purification system. You have to use essential oils as an alternative to air fresheners.

The worries never stop.

So you drown out all the noise and just try to focus on what matters. We understand - 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 outlined how to fight sickness and stay healthy with indoor air quality; and, we’ve shown you how to Stop the Sneezes and help alleviate the symptoms of allergies and asthma with recommendations to improve indoor air quality; we’ve even provided information about the APCO Whole-House Air Purifier to help keep your indoor air quality top notch. So now, we’re just going to say it: poor indoor air quality is going to result in poor health . We spend an estimated 90% of our life in home and buildings and with indoor air pollutants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, hanging around our homes, it’s essential to have an air purification system that can purify our air and help remove the germs that cause illness.

It affects your home

Not only could bad air quality affect your lungs, it can also affect the function of your home. Indoor air with increased levels of contaminants floating around is much harder on your home’s heating and AC system. Pollutants clog the components of the blower system and the home’s air filters more quickly, causing your HVAC system to work overtime to keep you comfortable. Your ductwork can also become dirty faster, resulting in inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Several studies have proven that poor indoor air quality can actually have a huge effect on workplace production. Not only can it exacerbate 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), dripping eyes, and scratcy throats. While these symptoms may be short-term, 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 illness, and other chronic ailments. On the more severe side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through split 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 intently 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 good or bad, call Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a no-charge in-home analysis and we’ll determine your indoor air quality levels and share whole-home air cleaning plans with you.

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