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 that has BPA. Stay away from the microwave. Only store your leftovers in glass jars, not plastic.

Now your neighbors are prattling on about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Fort Wayne. Don’t use strong chemicals to sanitize your home. You have to buy an air purification system. You have to use essential oils instead of 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 focus on, 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 relieve asthma and allergy symptoms 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 at its best. So now, we’re just going to say it: poor indoor air quality is going to result in poor health . We spend around 90% of our life in home and buildings and with indoor air contaminants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, hanging around our homes, it’s essential to have an air purification system that can clean our air and help remove the germs that cause sickless.

It affects your home

Bad air quality can affect your lungs, but it can also affect the function of your home. Indoor air with high levels of pollutants 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 heating and cooling system to work harder to keep you comfortable. Your ductwork can also become filthy faster, giving you 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 pollutants released by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and AC equipment, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), dripping eyes, and itchy throats. While these symptoms may be short-term, prolonged exposure to poor indoor air quality (40 hours a week in the office definitely counts) can result in skin inflammation, respiratory illness, and other chronic conditions. On the more extreme side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through split foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other fatal conditions and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can lead to sudden death.

So the next time you hear the phrase 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 healthy or struggling, call Rolf Griffin 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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