Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly hear about new matters that should worry you and your loved ones. Don’t buy products that isn’t BPA-free. Steer clear of the microwave. Only keep your food in glass jars, not plastic.

Now everyone is telling you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Haltom City. You shouldn’t use anything with chemicals to wipe down your counters. You should install an air purification system. You have to use essential oils as an alternative to air fresheners.

The chatter never ends.

So you start to turn a deaf ear to all the noise and just try and live your life. We feel you - why stress about one issue if you’re just going to have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of all things, indoor air quality is absolutely something 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 relieve symptoms of asthma and allergies with recommendations to improve indoor air quality; we’ve even given you a full review of the APCO Whole-House Air Purifier to help keep your indoor air quality at its best. So now, we’ll put it bluntly: substandard indoor air quality will negatively affect your health . We spend approximately 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 crucial to have an air purification system that can clean our air and help fight the germs that cause diseases.

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 elevated levels of contaminants hanging around is tougher on your home’s heating and cooling system. Pollutants clog the components of the blower system and the home’s air filters more rapidly, causing your HVAC system to work harder to keep you comfortable. Your ductwork can also become dusty more quickly, leaving you with inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Several studies have proven that poor indoor air quality can have a very real effect on workplace productivity. Not only can it exacerbate the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the contaminants emitted by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained HVAC systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), watery eyes, and scratcy throats. While these symptoms may be fleeting, continued exposure to poor indoor air quality (and you’re probably spending at least 40 hours a week in the office) can result in skin inflammation, respiratory issues, and other chronic ailments. On the more severe side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through cracked foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other fatal conditions and a high concentration of carbon monoxide can lead to sudden death.

So when someone starts talking about indoor air quality, listen intently because it could be crucial for your health and for your home. If you are unsure if your home’s indoor air quality is great or poor, call Stark Services for a free in-home analysis and we’ll confirm your indoor air quality levels and review whole-home air cleaning choices with you.

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