You may constantly be told about new matters that should worry you and your family. Don’t buy merchandise that isn’t BPA-free. Don’t use the microwave. Only keep your cooking in glass jars, not plastic.
Now your neighbors are telling you about indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Champaign. Don’t use anything with chemicals to sanitize your home. You need to invest in an air purification system. You should use essential oils and not air fresheners.
The worries never stop.
So you stop listening to all the noise and just do the best you can. We understand - why panic about one issue if you will have to constantly worry about everything else?
But, of everything, indoor air quality is definitely something you should consider, 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 revealed how to Stop the Sneezes and help alleviate the symptoms of allergies and asthma 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 at its best. So now, we’ll be frank: poor indoor air quality is going to result in poor health . We spend nearly 90% of our life indoors and with indoor air contaminants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, hanging around our homes, it’s critical to have an air purification system that can clean our air and help remove the germs that cause diseases.
It affects your home
Not only can poor air quality affect your lungs it can also affect the workings of your home. Indoor air with increased levels of pollutants hanging around is tougher on your home’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system. Impurities clog the parts of the blower system and the home’s air filters more rapidly, causing your heating and AC system to work harder to keep you comfortable. Your ductwork can also become filthy more quickly, leaving you with inefficient airflow.
It affects your workplace
Many studies have proven that poor indoor air quality can have a very real effect on workplace production. Not only can it exacerbate the symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the pollutants emitted by copying machines, cleaning supplies, poorly maintained heating and cooling systems, and electrical equipment can cause headaches (even migraines), tearing eyes, and scratcy throats. While these symptoms may be temporary, extended exposure to poor indoor air quality (after all, you do spend at least 40 hours a week at the office) can result in skin irritations, respiratory problems, and other chronic ailments. On the more drastic side, radon or asbestos coming in through split foundations or ceilings can result in cancer and other fatal conditions and a high concentration of carbon monoxide can cause sudden death.
So next time your friend starts telling you about indoor air quality, listen intently because it could be vital for your health and for your home. If you don’t know if your home’s indoor air quality is good or bad, call Chief/Bauer Service Experts for a free in-home analysis and we’ll verify your indoor air quality levels and review whole-home air cleaning choices with you.