You may constantly hear about new matters that should worry you and your family. Don’t bring home products that has BPA. Stay away from the microwave. Only save your cooking in glass jars, not plastic.
Now your neighbors are telling 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 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 get it - why stress 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 asthma and allergy symptoms 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 top notch. So now, we’ll be frank: substandard indoor air quality will negatively affect your 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 destroy 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 floating around is tougher on your home’s heating and AC system. Impurities clog the elements of the blower system and the home’s air filters more quickly, causing your HVAC system to work harder 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 exacerbate 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, continued 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 severe side, radon or asbestos sneaking in through split foundations or ceilings can lead to cancer and other fatal 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 up 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 complimentary in-home analysis and we’ll confirm your indoor air quality levels and review whole-home air cleaning choices with you.