You may constantly be bombarded with new subjects that should bother you and your loved ones. Don’t bring home anything containing BPA. Steer clear of the microwave. Only store your food in glass storage sets, not plastic.
Now people are talking to you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Denver. You shouldn’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.
And on and on it goes.
So you start to turn a deaf ear to all the noise and just try and live your life. We get it - why stress about one issue if you’re just going to have to constantly worry about everything else?
But, of anything, indoor air quality is certainly something you should pay attention to, 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 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 at its best. So now, we’ll be frank: bad indoor air quality is bad for your health . We spend nearly 90% of our life in home and buildings and with indoor air impurities, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, hanging around our homes, it’s imperative to have an air purification system that can clean our air and help fight the germs that cause sickless.
It affects your home
Bad air quality can affect your lungs, but it can also affect the function of your home. Indoor air with high levels of pollutants hanging around is much harder on your home’s heating and AC system. Pollutants clog the parts of the blower system and the home’s air filters faster, causing your heating and cooling system to work a lot more to keep your home comfortable. Your ducts can also become dusty faster, giving you inefficient airflow.
It affects your workplace
Many studies have proven that poor indoor air quality can have a very real effect on workplace production. Not only can it aggravate the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the contaminants emitted by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and AC equipment, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), tearing eyes, and irritated throats. While these symptoms may be temporary, extended 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 lead to cancer and other fatal ailments and a high concentration of carbon monoxide can cause 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 good or bad, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a free in-home analysis and we’ll determine your indoor air quality levels and share whole-home air cleaning plans with you.