Can Your HVAC System Affect Your Indoor Air Quality?

With the current global pandemic on everyone’s mind, and more and more people staying home to minimize exposure, it is more important now than ever before to keep your indoor air clean and fresh. Poor indoor air quality has been linked to an increase in allergy and asthma symptoms, exposure to harmful bacteria and viruses, and even serious illness like cardiac and respiratory issues.

While many people view air purification systems as the only way to improve your indoor air, there is so much more that can affect your air quality. In fact, your heating and air conditioning systems can have a huge impact. Let’s take a look at your ductwork for example. If your ductwork has a kink or leak, it can trap contaminants like pollen, dirt, dust mites, and even pests. When your conditioned air blows through your ducts, it spreads these pollutants throughout your home.

Additionally, when an air conditioner is working properly, it will remove excess moisture from the air, helping control your home’s humidity. So, if your AC is outdated or overworked, it can lead to added moisture trapped in your property, turning your space into a breeding ground for mold and mildew.

How Can You Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality?

Our local team at Wallner Plumbing Heating & Air are here to ensure our neighbors experience the best air quality possible, which is why in addition to our professional HVAC services, we are sharing a few tips to keep your home’s air clean and smelling fresh.

5 ways to improve your indoor air quality:

  1. Regularly clean and replace your AC’s filters
  2. Keep an eye on your humidity levels
  3. Have a trained technician maintain your HVAC system
  4. Ensure your ductwork is intact and clean
  5. Increase your home’s ventilation by opening windows or utilizing fans

To learn more about how to improve your indoor air quality through expert HVAC solutions, contact our team at Wallner Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning. We offer expert HVAC services to homes and businesses in Redding and surrounding areas. Call us today at (530) 475-6687 to see how we can help.

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