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3 Facts About Indoor Air Quality

October 23, 2019
Posted in: Homeowner Tips

When thinking about HVAC systems, it is not uncommon to only focus on one element of their usage: how efficiently they heat and cool a home. However, it is also important to think about the level of air quality that goes through your heating or cooling system and into your home. You are breathing the air that it circulates throughout your home, after all. Here are 3 things that you should know about indoor air quality.

Filters
It is important to change your air & furnace filter throughout the year. Do this at least twice a year; once before spring and once before fall. Neglecting this can cause problems with your Air Handling Unit as well as circulate dust throughout your home. In fact, if you find yourself constantly dusting, this may be a sign that your air filter needs changing. Filters can be easily changed so be sure to remind yourself to do it in order to promote clean air in your home.

Air Purification
When mildew grows on the evaporator coil on your air handling system, it may cause an unpleasant and unwanted odor to spread throughout your home. This is often referred to as “dirty sock syndrome” and is something that should be entirely avoided both for your own comfort and to retain good air quality. Although this is quite common in homes, it is easy to avoid simply by scheduling coil cleanings with your HVAC professionals.

Open Windows
Homeowners often think that opening their windows is a great way to lower their energy costs and let fresh air into their home when necessary. Unfortunately, the drawbacks of opening your home’s window can outweigh the advantages. Opening your windows will actually let in unfiltered and untreated air leaving dust, dirt, and outdoor allergens to parade around your indoor spaces.

Indoor air quality is easy to achieve and maintain as long as you stay dedicated to it. Maintain a good level of air quality in your home for the health of yourself and your family. If your furnace and air conditioner needs attention or if you’re interested in an air purifier, contact us today at 905-493-4227 or mail@tauntontrades.com.