Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be told about new subjects that should bother you and your loved ones. Don’t bring home merchandise containing BPA. Don’t use the microwave. Only save your food in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now people are talking to you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Daytona Beach. You can’t use strong chemicals to clean your home. You need to invest in an air purification system. You have to use essential oils instead of air fresheners.

And on and on it goes.

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

But, of all things, indoor air quality is absolutely something you should consider, and here’s why.

It affects your health

We’ve told you how to fight sickness and stay healthy with indoor air quality; and, we’ve shared how to Stop the Sneezes and help relieve symptoms of asthma and allergies with recommendations to improve indoor air quality; we’ve even introduced you to the APCO Whole-House Air Purifier to help keep your indoor air quality top notch. So now, we’ll be frank: bad indoor air quality is bad for your health . We spend approximately 90% of our life in home and buildings and with indoor air impurities, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, hanging around our homes, it’s crucial to have an air purification system that can clean our air and help eliminate the germs that cause illness.

It affects your home

Not only can poor air quality affect your lungs it can also affect the function of your home. Indoor air with high levels of impurities lurking around is more exhausting on your home’s heating and AC system. Contaminants clog the parts of the blower system and the home’s air filters more quickly, causing your heating and cooling system to work harder to keep your family comfortable. Your ducts can also become filthy more rapidly, giving you inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Many studies have proven that poor indoor air quality can have a substantial effect on workplace efficiency. Not only can it aggravate the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the contaminants emitted by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and cooling systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), watery eyes, and irritated throats. While these symptoms may be short-lived, 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 issues, and other chronic conditions. On the more drastic side, radon or asbestos seeping in through damaged foundations or ceilings can actually cause cancer and other terminal conditions and a high concentration of carbon monoxide can cause 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 aren’t sure if your home’s indoor air quality is healthy or struggling, call All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a free 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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