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. Don’t use the microwave. Only store your food in glass storage sets, not plastic.

Now your neighbors are talking to you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Louisville. You can’t use strong chemicals to clean your home. You should install an air purification system. You should use essential oils and not air fresheners.

The worries never stop.

So you drown out all the noise and just try to focus on what matters. We understand - 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 absolutely an issue you should focus on, 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 asthma and allergy symptoms 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 top notch. So now, we’ll put it bluntly: substandard indoor air quality will negatively affect your health . We spend an estimated 90% of our life inside and with indoor air contaminants, 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 fight the germs that cause diseases.

It affects your home

Not only can poor air quality affect your lungs it can also affect the operation of your home. Indoor air with elevated levels of pollutants hanging around is more exhausting on your home’s heating and AC system. Pollutants clog the parts of the blower system and the home’s air filters more rapidly, causing your HVAC system to work a lot more to keep your home comfortable. Your ducts 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 substantial effect on workplace efficiency. Not only can it intensify the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollutants put off by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and cooling systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), dripping eyes, and itchy throats. While these symptoms may be fleeting, prolonged exposure to poor indoor air quality (40 hours a week in the office definitely counts) can result in skin inflammation, respiratory problems, and other chronic ailments. On the more severe side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through damaged foundations or ceilings can result in cancer and other fatal ailments and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can result in sudden death.

So when someone starts talking about indoor air quality, listen closely 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 Becht/Givens Service Experts for a complimentary in-home analysis and we’ll verify your indoor air quality levels and review whole-home air cleaning choices with you.

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