Does Your HVAC System Improve Your IAQ?

indoor air qualityThe American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology estimates that 50 percent of all illnesses are a direct result of poor indoor air quality (IAQ). Considering we, as a society, spend the vast majority of our time inside, this poses a major medical issue especially for those with sensitive respiratory or immune systems. Your HVAC system plays a crucial role in maintaining your IAQ, and thus, keeping you and your family healthy.

HVAC and IAQ

Your HVAC system not only works to control the indoor climate of your home but also to filter the air circulating through your home. It is responsible for pulling the outdoor air inside and maintaining a constant temperature.

Pollutants and Moisture

If your HVAC system is not functioning properly, pollutants and pollen from outside can enter into your home and circulate there indefinitely. Another common program with an HVAC system that isn’t functioning as it should is the buildup of moisture and mold. These issues can wreak havoc on your immune system and cause numerous respiratory issues.

HVAC Maintenance

During your annual servicing, your technician will thoroughly clean and inspect your HVAC unit to ensure that it is functioning at maximum efficiency. Not only will this help to lower your overall energy costs but it will also improve your indoor air quality.

Ducts

If it has been awhile since your last service, you should call and schedule an inspection of your ducts. Dust and mold can often get trapped in these areas and circulate throughout your home unnoticed. A thorough duct servicing will eliminate this issue.

Air Filters

Regularly changing your air filters is crucial to good indoor air quality. For those with asthma or allergy problems, special filters can be purchased which remove a greater number of allergens that traditional filters. Your technician will provide information about how often to change your filters.

To schedule HVAC maintenance or to find out more about indoor air quality, contact NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating, proudly serving the St. Lucie area since 1973.

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