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How Your HVAC System Impacts Indoor Air Quality

Maintaining the quality of the air inside your San Antonio, Texas, home can have a noticeable effect on the health and comfort of your family. The experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), note that poor indoor air quality can lead to respiratory ailments, some of which can have lasting effects on your health. Here are three ways in which your cooling system can affect your indoor air quality.

Dust in the Ductwork

Gaps and cracks in ductwork can allow dust and moisture to build up in these conduits to reduce the quality of the air inside your home or office. Particulate matter, mold, and allergens are among the most common sources of indoor air pollution. When your heating or air conditioning system is active, these particles can be blown directly into living spaces inside your home. Opting for duct sealing or duct replacement can reduce the effects of these unwanted contaminants and can allow you and your family to breathe easier indoors.

Dirty Filters

Failing to change or clean your filters can result in a lot of pollutants circulating in your indoor air. Your HVAC technician will examine your filter during routine maintenance, but this is something you should manage. If you are not sure what to do, ask your technician about correct filter maintenance. Important questions include:

  • Whether you should clean or replace your filter
  • How often these tasks should be conducted
  • How to clean or replace your filter
  • Remember that you might not be able to see many indoor contaminants. However, signs that you have a problem include excess dust on fibers on surfaces or in the air.

    Excessive Humidity

    Too much moisture can reduce the quality of your indoor air and increase the risk of mold growth. During the summer months, high humidity can also reduce comfort inside your home. By taking steps to reduce humidity levels, you can increase the efficiency of your HVAC system while ensuring the best possible indoor air quality for yourself and your family.

    The experts at AC State Air specialize in providing the best and most cost-effective cooling solutions in the industry. We offer repair and maintenance services for all makes and models of HVAC equipment and install Goodman heat pumps and air conditioning systems. To learn more about our indoor air quality solutions, give us a call at 210-653-5900. We look forward to the chance to serve your HVAC needs.