It seems we constantly hear of things not to do. Don’t drink diet sodas. Don’t drink milk. Don’t eat fast food. Don’t eat bacon. Don’t use the microwave. Your home should have an air purification system. Ok, we agree with that last one. Indoor air quality is something you can control without giving up your BLT and fries. But why should you be concerned about your home or business’s indoor air quality? We’ve listed a few reasons.
It affects your health
Bad indoor air quality is bad for your health. We spend nearly 90% of our lives indoors and with indoor air contaminants, including pet dander, dust, fibers, and virus-causing germs, lurking around our homes, it’s essential to have an air purification system that can purify your home’s air and help destroy the germs that cause sickness.
It affects your home
Not only could bad air quality affect your lungs, it can also affect the function of your home. Indoor air with increased levels of pollutants floating around is more taxing on your home’s HVAC system. Contaminants clog elements of the blower system and the home’s air filters more quickly, causing your heating and cooling system to work harder to keep your home comfortable. Your ducts can also become filthy more rapidly, giving you inefficient airflow.
It affects your workplace
Several studies have shown that poor indoor air quality can have a very real 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, watery eyes, and itchy throats. While these symptoms may come and go, prolonged exposure to poor indoor air quality can result in skin rashes, respiratory issues, and other chronic illnesses. On the more drastic side, radon or asbestos seeping in through fractured foundations or ceilings can result in cancer and other fatal conditions and a strong concentration of carbon monoxide can lead to sudden death.
If you’re not sure if your home’s indoor air quality is healthy or not, call 334-887-9020 for a free in-home analysis and we’ll determine your indoor air quality levels and review whole-home air cleaning choices with you. Spencer Heating and Air is a fully licensed and insured HVAC contractor located in Auburn, Alabama. We’re family owned and operated and have served the Auburn area for more than 50 years. You can also email us at [email protected] for more information.