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 purchase products that isn’t BPA-free. Steer clear of the microwave. Only keep your food in glass jars, not plastic.

Now everyone is talking to you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Haltom City. Don’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 stop listening to all the noise and just do the best you can. We feel you - why panic about one issue if you still have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of anything, indoor air quality is absolutely an issue you should think about, and here’s why.

It affects your health

We’ve explained 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 introduced you to the APCO Whole-House Air Purifier to help keep your indoor air quality top notch. 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 essential to have an air purification system that can purify 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 pollutants hanging around is tougher on your home’s heating and cooling system. Pollutants clog the parts of the blower system and the home’s air filters more rapidly, causing your heating and cooling 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

Multiple studies have proven that poor indoor air quality can actually have a huge effect on workplace productivity. Not only can it worsen 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), tearing 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 problems, and other chronic conditions. On the more severe side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through cracked foundations or ceilings can result in cancer and other fatal conditions and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can lead to sudden death.

So when someone starts talking about indoor air quality, listen intently because it could be critical 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 determine your indoor air quality levels and review whole-home air cleaning choices with you.

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