You may constantly hear about new matters that should worry you and your family. Don’t purchase products that isn’t BPA-free. Don’t use the microwave. Only store your food in glass containers, not plastic.
Now people are telling you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in London. You shouldn’t use anything with chemicals to wipe down your counters. You need to invest in an air purification system. You need to use essential oils and not air fresheners.
The chatter never ends.
So you drown out all the noise and just try to focus on what matters. We understand - why agonize about one issue if you still have to constantly worry about everything else?
But, of everything, indoor air quality is certainly something you should think about, and here’s why.
It affects your health
We’ve told you how to fight sickness and stay healthy with indoor air quality; and, we’ve shown you how to Stop the Sneezes and help alleviate the symptoms of allergies and asthma 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 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 indoors and with indoor air contaminants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, floating around our homes, it’s essential to have an air purification system that can clean our air and help eliminate 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 impurities hanging around is more exhausting on your home’s heating and AC system. Impurities 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 duct system can also become filthy faster, resulting in inefficient airflow.
It affects your workplace
Multiple studies have shown that poor indoor air quality can actually have a huge effect on workplace efficiency. Not only can it worsen the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the contaminants emitted by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained HVAC systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), tearing eyes, and irritated throats. While these symptoms may be fleeting, long-term exposure to poor indoor air quality (and you’re probably spending at least 40 hours a week in the office) can result in skin inflammation, respiratory issues, and other chronic ailments. On the more severe side, radon or asbestos coming in through cracked foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other fatal ailments and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can lead to sudden death.
So the next time you hear the phrase indoor air quality, listen intently because it could be critical for your health and for your home. If you don’t know if your home’s indoor air quality is great or poor, call Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare for a no-charge in-home analysis and we’ll determine your indoor air quality levels and review whole-home air cleaning choices with you.