Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly hear about new subjects that should bother you and the rest of society. Don’t purchase products that has BPA. Don’t use the microwave. Only save your food in glass jars, not plastic.

Now your neighbors are prattling on about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in East Syracuse. Don’t use strong chemicals to clean your home. You have to buy an air purification system. You need to use essential oils instead of air fresheners.

The worries never stop.

So you stop listening to all the noise and just do the best you can. We get it - why worry about one issue if you’re just going to have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of everything, indoor air quality is certainly a point you should focus on, and here’s why.

It affects your health

We’ve explained how to fight sickness and stay healthy with indoor air quality; and, we’ve shown you how to Stop the Sneezes and help ease symptoms of asthma and allergies 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: bad indoor air quality is bad for your health . We spend an estimated 90% of our life inside and with indoor air impurities, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, lurking around our homes, it’s imperative to have an air purification system that can purify our air and help destroy the germs that cause diseases.

It affects your home

Not only could bad air quality affect your lungs, it can also affect the operation of your home. Indoor air with high levels of contaminants floating around is more exhausting on your home’s heating and cooling system. Contaminants clog the components of the blower system and the home’s air filters more quickly, causing your heating and AC system to work overtime to keep your family comfortable. Your duct system can also become filthy more rapidly, giving you inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Multiple studies have proven that poor indoor air quality can have a very real effect on workplace production. Not only can it aggravate the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollutants released by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and cooling systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), dripping eyes, and scratcy throats. While these symptoms may be fleeting, 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 irritations, respiratory illness, and other chronic sicknesses. On the more severe side, radon or asbestos coming in through fractured foundations or ceilings can result in cancer and other deadly ailments and a high concentration of carbon monoxide can cause sudden death.

So when someone starts talking about indoor air quality, listen up because it could be important for your health and for your home. If you aren’t sure if your home’s indoor air quality is good or bad, call Falso Service Experts for a no-charge in-home analysis and we’ll determine your indoor air quality levels and go over whole-home air cleaning options with you.

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