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 isn’t BPA-free. Stay away from the microwave. Only save your food in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now everyone is talking to you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Phoenix. Don’t use harsh chemicals to wipe down your counters. You need to invest in an air purification system. You have to use essential oils and not 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 panic about one issue if you still have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of anything, indoor air quality is certainly a point you should focus on, 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 revealed how to Stop the Sneezes and help alleviate 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’ll be frank: bad indoor air quality is bad for your health . We spend around 90% of our life indoors and with indoor air pollutants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, lurking around our homes, it’s critical to have an air purification system that can clean our air and help eliminate the germs that cause illness.

It affects your home

Bad air quality can affect your lungs, but it can also affect the performance of your home. Indoor air with elevated levels of contaminants hanging around is more taxing on your home’s heating and cooling system. Impurities clog the components of the blower system and the home’s air filters faster, causing your heating and AC system to work harder to keep you comfortable. Your ductwork can also become dirty more quickly, 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 productivity. Not only can it increase the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the contaminants put off by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and AC equipment, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), watery eyes, and scratcy throats. While these symptoms may be temporary, long-term exposure to poor indoor air quality (40 hours a week in the office definitely counts) can result in skin rashes, respiratory problems, and other chronic ailments. On the more drastic side, radon or asbestos seeping in through split foundations or ceilings can actually cause cancer and other fatal diseases and a strong concentration of carbon monoxide can lead to sudden death.

So when someone starts talking about indoor air quality, listen intently because it could be vital for your health and for your home. If you don’t know if your home’s indoor air quality is healthy or struggling, call Bob Brown Service Experts for a complimentary 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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