Why Your Home's Air Quality is Important

May 23, 2016

You may constantly be bombarded with new issues that should concern you and your family. Don’t bring home anything that has BPA. Stay away from the microwave. Only save your cooking in glass jars, not plastic.

Now your neighbors are talking to you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Winnipeg. Don’t use harsh chemicals to clean your home. You have to buy an air purification system. You have to use essential oils as an alternative to 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 get it - why panic about one issue if you’re just going to have to constantly worry about everything else?

But, of everything, indoor air quality is absolutely a point 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 shown you how to Stop the Sneezes and help ease 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: poor indoor air quality is going to result in poor health . We spend upwards of 90% of our life inside and with indoor air impurities, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, lurking around our homes, it’s critical to have an air purification system that can filter our air and help remove the germs that cause diseases.

It affects your home

Bad air quality can affect your lungs, but it can also affect the function of your home. Indoor air with elevated levels of pollutants lurking around is more exhausting on your home’s heating and AC system. Impurities clog the elements of the blower system and the home’s air filters faster, causing your heating and cooling system to work overtime to keep your family comfortable. Your ducts can also become dusty more rapidly, leaving you with inefficient airflow.

It affects your workplace

Many studies have proven that poor indoor air quality can have a substantial effect on workplace efficiency. Not only can it worsen the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the contaminants released by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and cooling systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), tearing eyes, and itchy throats. While these symptoms may be short-lived, 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 problems, and other chronic sicknesses. On the more extreme side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through split foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other deadly conditions and an excessive concentration of carbon monoxide can result in sudden death.

So next time your friend starts telling you about indoor air quality, listen closely because it could be vital for your health and for your home. If you are unsure if your home’s indoor air quality is great or poor, call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts for a free 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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