If your heating and air conditioning system is keeping your home at a pleasant temperature, you may believe you have nothing to worry about when it comes to the air you breathe. However, what many people may not realize is that indoor air can actually be unhealthier than the air we breathe outside. In some cases, it can be over 100 times more polluted! Unfortunately, you might be making some common mistakes that aren't making the situation in your home any better.
Are you making any of these air quality mistakes in your home?
It is common practice to change your filters every three months or so, or more frequently during periods of heavy usage. If you ignore them for too long, your filters will get clogged up. You'll end up with pollutants circulating through your vents and home instead of a clean flow of healthy air.
When the air in our homes gets too dry, usually during the months following the summer, it's common practice to use a humidifier to make conditions more comfortable. However, it's important to remember that there is a limit to how much moisture you should have in the air within your home. If you exceed safe levels, you run the risk of creating an environment in which mold and mildew can grow and thrive. This leads to breathing problems, especially for young or elderly individuals, or people with allergies.
Your air conditioner is capable of removing harmful particles from the air you breathe, but it can also contribute to the problem. If you fail to keep the unit clean, the pollutants it takes from the air can get backed up and re-circulated, and bacteria and other organisms can begin to grow inside it. Having a professional conduct regular maintenance for your HVAC system will remove this risk, as well as the harmful particles you'd otherwise breathe in every day.
Your HVAC system is important. You spent a lot of money on it, and you depend on it - don't let it fall into disrepair, especially when that could mean poor air quality for you and your family.
At G+S Heating Air Energy Services, we're always prepared to get the job done when it comes to your home's climate control. We've seen every HVAC issue imaginable, and we'll help you keep your heating and air conditioning system working at its best. Contact us today so we can help you breathe easier well into the future.Back