You may constantly be told about new subjects that should bother you and the rest of society. Don’t bring home merchandise that isn’t BPA-free. Stay away from the microwave. Only store your cooking in glass storage sets, not plastic.
Now your neighbors are prattling on about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Philadelphia. You can’t use anything with chemicals to sanitize your home. You need to invest in an air purification system. You need to use essential oils instead of 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 understand - why worry about one issue if you will have to constantly worry about everything else?
But, of everything, indoor air quality is certainly something 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 revealed how to Stop the Sneezes and help ease symptoms of asthma and allergies 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 supreme. So now, we’re just going to say it: substandard indoor air quality will negatively affect your 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 purify our air and help remove the germs that cause diseases.
It affects your home
Not only can poor air quality affect your lungs it can also affect the workings of your home. Indoor air with elevated levels of contaminants hanging around is more exhausting on your home’s heating and cooling system. Impurities clog the components of the blower system and the home’s air filters faster, causing your heating and AC system to work harder to keep your home comfortable. Your duct system can also become dusty more rapidly, resulting in inefficient airflow.
It affects your workplace
Multiple studies have proven that poor indoor air quality can have a substantial effect on workplace productivity. Not only can it intensify the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollutants emitted by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained HVAC systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), dripping eyes, and itchy 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 rashes, respiratory illness, and other chronic sicknesses. On the more drastic side, radon or asbestos seeping in through split foundations or ceilings can actually cause cancer and other deadly 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 Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning for a no-charge in-home analysis and we’ll verify your indoor air quality levels and review whole-home air cleaning choices with you.