Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be bombarded with new subjects that should bother you and the rest of society. Don’t bring home anything containing BPA. Don’t use the microwave. Only keep your cooking in glass jars, not plastic.

Now everyone is prattling on about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Buffalo. You shouldn’t use anything with chemicals to wipe down your counters. You should install an air purification system. You should use essential oils as an alternative to air fresheners.

The chatter never ends.

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

But, of everything, indoor air quality is definitely an issue you should pay attention to, and here’s why.

It affects your health

We’ve explained how to fight sickness and stay healthy with indoor air quality; and, we’ve revealed how to Stop the Sneezes and help relieve 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 supreme. So now, we’ll be frank: substandard indoor air quality will negatively affect your health . We spend approximately 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 critical 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 could bad air quality affect your lungs, it can also affect the operation of your home. Indoor air with high levels of impurities hanging around is tougher on your home’s heating and AC system. Contaminants clog the elements of the blower system and the home’s air filters more quickly, causing your heating and AC system to work harder to keep your family comfortable. Your duct system can also become dirty more quickly, giving you inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Multiple studies have revealed that poor indoor air quality can actually have a huge effect on workplace production. Not only can it increase the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollution emitted by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained HVAC systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), dripping eyes, and irritated throats. While these symptoms may be short-lived, 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 irritations, respiratory issues, and other chronic sicknesses. On the more drastic side, radon or asbestos coming in through split foundations or ceilings can result in cancer and other deadly diseases and a strong concentration of carbon monoxide can cause sudden death.

So next time your friend starts telling you about indoor air quality, listen up because it could be crucial for your health and for your home. If you aren’t sure if your home’s indoor air quality is great or poor, call Sunbeam 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.

Contact Us