It’s sometimes easy to forget your air conditioning (AC) system and the importance of keeping it in good working order. A well-functioning air conditioner provides comfort in warm weather and contributes to better indoor air quality (IAQ). This blog will detail how your AC improves your indoor air quality so your home remains comfortable and safe for your family.
AC and Indoor Air Quality Connection
So, what is the connection between your air conditioning system and indoor air quality? All HVAC systems use an air filter to remove particles before they reach our indoor air. A quality cooling system will also help regulate the humidity inside your home, which helps improve the air you breathe. Poor humidity, whether too high or too low, can lead to mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria, and viruses. Air purification systems and the cleanliness of your air duct system can also affect your indoor air quality.
When Does Poor Indoor Air Quality Negatively Affect Health?
Indoor air pollutants contribute to poor health through sneezing, fatigue, coughing, headaches, respiratory distress, and general unwellness. On average, indoor air quality is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. This statistic even applies to indoor spaces with superior air filtration systems; can you imagine how areas with poor systems are? We sell products that help improve and regulate indoor air quality to improve comfort and the indoor environment of your home. Schedule an appointment with us if your air conditioning system needs repair or service.
Common Indoor Air Pollutants
On average, a home creates and collects 40 pounds of dust annually. Dust mites move in to feast on that dust, leading to another common allergen. Pets in your home produce pet hair and dander that can cover your household. Household cleaners and chemicals, off-gases from new furniture or carpet, or residual fumes from things like paint add to the pollutant list. Bacteria, viruses, smoke, cooking odors, outdoor pollen, mold, and fungi also make their way into the average home.
Dirty or Older Air Conditioner
Changing your air filters every three months is one of the best ways to maintain clean indoor air. A clogged filter cannot remove all allergens and particles that will overburden your HVAC system. Regular preventative maintenance by our HVAC experts effectively keeps your AC in great working order and your indoor air quality high. Our professionals can also alert you to anything needing repairs or upgrading.
Contact Atlas HVAC, Inc. for All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Our team at Atlas HVAC can help boost your air conditioner equipment and ensure that it keeps your indoor air quality high. Our experts can inspect and repair your system and advise you when a replacement may be necessary. We also install air purification systems, conduct air duct inspections, and handle HVAC maintenance. Call us at (877) 452-8527 or click here to request service online today.