Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a growing concern for homeowners, and it's important that you understand the impact your indoor air quality has on your quality of life, your HVAC equipment, and your health. Your A/C repair service can help you take control of poor indoor air quality and understand what causes subpar IAQ.
Indoor Air Quality Basics
IAQ is a measure of the pollutants in your home's indoor air. The air inside your home can be up to 70 percent more polluted than the air outside. Pollutants can range from allergens caused by pollen or pets to volatile organic compounds released by carpeting, wallpaper adhesive, and some types of paint. Some sources can be directly controlled by the homeowner, but others require more intensive treatment by using specialized air cleaners and purification systems from your HVAC contractor.
IAQ and Your Health
Poor IAQ has an impact on your health. It can cause minor symptoms, like stuffiness or irritated respiratory systems, but extremely poor indoor air quality related to mold spores and long-term exposure can actually cause lung disease. In general, poor IAQ sometimes causes a feeling of being "under the weather," as though you and your family are experiencing constant allergies. It also aggravates asthma and some skin conditions.
IAQ and Your HVAC Equipment
Bad indoor air quality often means a high amount of particles in your air, and this can clog your HVAC system as well as its filters. This shortens your HVAC system’s life span, perpetuates the problem, and can cause your system to be less efficient. By choosing high-efficiency air filters, or active filtration and purification systems installed by your A/C repair company, you can rectify IAQ problems and enjoy comfortable air and an efficient HVAC system.
Change your indoor air quality today. Contact Blue Dot Services of Maryland to learn how we can help you improve your IAQ to preserve the life of your HVAC system and help you enjoy a more comfortable and healthier home. Visit us online or call (410) 698-6465 today.