Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be told about new matters that should worry you and your loved ones. Don’t purchase merchandise that has BPA. Steer clear of the microwave. Only keep your food in glass jars, not plastic.

Now people are talking to you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Gaithersburg. You shouldn’t use anything with chemicals to wipe down your counters. You should install an air purification system. You need to use essential oils and not air fresheners.

And on and on it goes.

So you drown out all the noise and just try to focus on what matters. We get it - why panic about one issue if you still have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of anything, indoor air quality is certainly something you should think about, 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 alleviate symptoms of asthma and allergies 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 at its best. So now, we’ll be frank: bad indoor air quality is bad for your health . We spend approximately 90% of our life inside and with indoor air pollutants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, lurking around our homes, it’s critical to have an air purification system that can clean our air and help remove the germs that cause sickless.

It affects your home

Not only could bad air quality affect your lungs, it can also affect the function of your home. Indoor air with high levels of contaminants lurking around is more taxing on your home’s heating and AC system. Impurities clog the components of the blower system and the home’s air filters more quickly, causing your heating and AC system to work harder to keep your home comfortable. Your ductwork can also become dusty more quickly, giving you inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Many studies have shown that poor indoor air quality can have a substantial effect on workplace efficiency. Not only can it exacerbate the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollutants emitted by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and AC equipment, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), watery eyes, and itchy throats. While these symptoms may be fleeting, extended exposure to poor indoor air quality (40 hours a week in the office definitely counts) can result in skin rashes, respiratory issues, and other chronic conditions. On the more severe side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through damaged foundations or ceilings can actually cause cancer and other terminal diseases and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can lead to sudden death.

So when someone starts talking about indoor air quality, listen up 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 healthy or struggling, call Parker Pearce Service Experts for a complimentary in-home analysis and we’ll determine your indoor air quality levels and go over whole-home air cleaning options with you.

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