Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be told about new subjects that should bother you and the rest of society. Don’t buy merchandise that isn’t BPA-free. Steer clear of the microwave. Only save your food in glass containers, not plastic.

Now people are prattling on about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Rochester. You can’t use strong chemicals to clean your home. You should install an air purification system. You have to use essential oils as an alternative to 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 stress about one issue if you will have to constantly worry about everything else?

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

It affects your health

We’ve outlined how to fight sickness and stay healthy with indoor air quality; and, we’ve revealed how to Stop the Sneezes and help ease asthma and allergy symptoms 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 supreme. So now, we’ll be frank: poor indoor air quality is going to result in poor health . We spend upwards of 90% of our life inside 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 purify our air and help remove the germs that cause illness.

It affects your home

Not only could bad air quality affect your lungs, it can also affect the workings of your home. Indoor air with increased levels of contaminants lurking around is tougher on your home’s heating and cooling system. Impurities clog the elements of the blower system and the home’s air filters more rapidly, causing your heating and AC system to work harder to keep you comfortable. Your ductwork can also become dusty faster, giving you inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Several studies have revealed that poor indoor air quality can have a very real effect on workplace efficiency. Not only can it exacerbate 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), dripping eyes, and itchy throats. While these symptoms may be short-lived, continued exposure to poor indoor air quality (40 hours a week in the office definitely counts) can result in skin rashes, respiratory issues, and other chronic ailments. On the more extreme side, radon or asbestos seeping in through split foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other terminal diseases and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can result in 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 Strogen's Service Experts for a no-charge 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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