Why Your Home’s Air Quality is Important Published on May 23, 2016 You may constantly be told about new issues that should concern you and the rest of society. Don’t buy merchandise that has BPA. Stay away from the microwave. Only store your food in glass storage sets, not plastic. Now people are talking to you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Provo. Don’t use anything with chemicals to clean your home. You have to buy an air purification system. You should 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 feel you - why worry about one issue if you will have to constantly worry about everything else? But, of all things, indoor air quality is definitely an issue you should focus on, 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 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 supreme. So now, we’re just going to say it: substandard indoor air quality will negatively affect your health . We spend around 90% of our life in home and buildings and with indoor air impurities, 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 eliminate the germs that cause sickless. It affects your home Not only can poor air quality affect your lungs it can also affect the function of your home. Indoor air with high levels of impurities floating around is much harder on your home’s heating and cooling system. Pollutants clog the parts of the blower system and the home’s air filters more rapidly, causing your heating and cooling system to work a lot more to keep you comfortable. Your ducts can also become dirty faster, leaving you with inefficient airflow. It affects your workplace Multiple studies have revealed that poor indoor air quality can have a substantial effect on workplace productivity. Not only can it worsen the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollutants released by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and AC equipment, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), tearing eyes, and irritated throats. While these symptoms may be temporary, prolonged 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 extreme side, radon or asbestos seeping in through split foundations or ceilings can result in cancer and other fatal diseases 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 important for your health and for your home. If you are unsure if your home’s indoor air quality is good or bad, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a free in-home analysis and we’ll confirm your indoor air quality levels and review whole-home air cleaning choices with you.