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 bring home products containing BPA. Stay away from the microwave. Only keep your food in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now everyone is telling you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Boise. You shouldn’t use anything with 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.

The worries never stop.

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

But, of everything, indoor air quality is absolutely a point you should pay attention to, 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 shared how to Stop the Sneezes and help alleviate 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 at its best. So now, we’ll put it bluntly: poor indoor air quality is going to result in poor health . We spend upwards of 90% of our life in home and buildings and with indoor air pollutants, 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 eliminate the germs that cause illness.

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 increased levels of impurities floating around is more taxing on your home’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system. Pollutants clog the parts of the blower system and the home’s air filters more quickly, causing your HVAC system to work a lot more to keep your home comfortable. Your ductwork can also become dirty more quickly, leaving you with 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 put off by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and cooling systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), watery 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 ailments. On the more extreme side, radon or asbestos seeping in through fractured foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other deadly diseases and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can lead to sudden death.

So when someone starts talking about indoor air quality, listen closely because it could be vital for your health and for your home. If you aren’t sure if your home’s indoor air quality is great or poor, call TML Service Experts for a no-charge in-home analysis and we’ll determine your indoor air quality levels and share whole-home air cleaning plans with you.

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