Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be bombarded with new matters that should worry you and your loved ones. Don’t buy anything containing BPA. Don’t use the microwave. Only keep your cooking in glass containers, not plastic.

Now people are prattling on about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Atlanta. You can’t use anything with chemicals to clean your home. You should install an air purification system. You need to use essential oils and not air fresheners.

The worries never stop.

So you drown out all the noise and just try to focus on what matters. We get it - why worry about one issue if you will have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of anything, indoor air quality is certainly a point you should think about, 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 shown you how to Stop the Sneezes and help ease 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 top notch. So now, we’ll be frank: bad indoor air quality is bad for your health . We spend approximately 90% of our life indoors and with indoor air contaminants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, floating around our homes, it’s essential to have an air purification system that can purify our air and help fight the germs that cause illness.

It affects your home

Bad air quality can affect your lungs, but it can also affect the function of your home. Indoor air with increased levels of contaminants hanging around is much harder on your home’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system. Impurities clog the components of the blower system and the home’s air filters faster, causing your HVAC system to work a lot more to keep your family comfortable. Your duct system can also become dusty more quickly, leaving you with inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Many studies have revealed that poor indoor air quality can have a very real effect on workplace production. Not only can it increase the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollutants emitted by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and AC equipment, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), tearing eyes, and itchy 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 illness, and other chronic conditions. On the more drastic side, radon or asbestos coming in through damaged foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other fatal conditions and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can cause sudden death.

So next time your friend starts telling you about indoor air quality, listen up because it could be crucial for your health and for your home. If you aren’t sure if your home’s indoor air quality is good or bad, call Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complimentary in-home analysis and we’ll verify your indoor air quality levels and go over whole-home air cleaning options with you.

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