Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be bombarded with new subjects that should bother you and the rest of society. Don’t buy anything 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. You shouldn’t use strong chemicals to sanitize your home. You have to buy an air purification system. You should 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 definitely 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 shared 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, floating around our homes, it’s imperative to have an air purification system that can clean our air and help destroy the germs that cause diseases.

It affects your home

Bad air quality can affect your lungs, but it can also affect the operation of your home. Indoor air with increased levels of contaminants lurking around is tougher 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 dirty more rapidly, 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 increase 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), dripping eyes, and itchy throats. While these symptoms may be fleeting, prolonged exposure to poor indoor air quality (40 hours a week in the office definitely counts) can result in skin rashes, respiratory illness, and other chronic sicknesses. On the more extreme side, radon or asbestos seeping in through fractured foundations or ceilings can result in cancer and other fatal diseases and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can lead to sudden death.

So the next time you hear the phrase indoor air quality, listen closely because it could be important for your health and for your home. If you are unsure if your home’s indoor air quality is healthy or struggling, call Falso Service Experts for a no-charge in-home analysis and we’ll confirm your indoor air quality levels and go over whole-home air cleaning options with you.

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