Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be bombarded with new subjects that should bother you and your loved ones. Don’t purchase anything that has BPA. Don’t use the microwave. Only save your leftovers in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now people are telling you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Shreveport. Don’t use strong chemicals to clean your home. You need to invest in an air purification system. You have to use essential oils instead of air fresheners.

And on and on it goes.

So you stop listening to all the noise and just do the best you can. We understand - why worry about one issue if you’re just going to have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of anything, indoor air quality is definitely something 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 the symptoms of allergies and asthma 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 top notch. So now, we’re just going to say it: substandard indoor air quality will negatively affect your health . We spend approximately 90% of our life indoors and with indoor air pollutants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, lurking around our homes, it’s imperative to have an air purification system that can purify our air and help remove the germs that cause diseases.

It affects your home

Not only could bad air quality affect your lungs, it can also affect the performance of your home. Indoor air with elevated levels of impurities floating around is more taxing on your home’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system. Pollutants clog the components 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 dirty faster, leaving you with inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Several studies have revealed that poor indoor air quality can have a substantial effect on workplace productivity. Not only can it worsen the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the contaminants released by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained HVAC systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), watery eyes, and irritated throats. While these symptoms may be fleeting, long-term exposure to poor indoor air quality (40 hours a week in the office definitely counts) can result in skin rashes, respiratory problems, and other chronic ailments. On the more extreme side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through damaged foundations or ceilings can result in cancer and other fatal conditions and a high concentration of carbon monoxide can cause sudden death.

So when someone starts talking about indoor air quality, listen up because it could be critical for your health and for your home. If you aren’t sure if your home’s indoor air quality is great or poor, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a free in-home analysis and we’ll verify your indoor air quality levels and go over whole-home air cleaning options with you.

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