We all know the importance of a high-quality HVAC system; if it works properly it will keep you and your family nice and cool or toasty and warm whenever you’d like. However, if your air quality suffers, then this can be problematic and affect your health, comfort, and how your heating and cooling systems run.
It is important to stay alert and to recognize indoor air quality problems the moment they pop up so you can contact an expert HVAC service and get them fixed right away. Here are some red flags you should keep your eyes– and ears!– peeled for.
Now that it is summer, it is more common than not for some members of your family to be suffering from allergies. But, if they are complaining of consistent itchy eyes, headaches, sore throats, and are sneezing quite a bit, the air quality of your home could be to blame. Indoor air pollution is most commonly caused by excess dirt and debris within the HVAC system, and when that isn’t cleaned regularly, the dust infiltrates your home without you even knowing.
Have you come back from your home from a weekend away and noticed an odd, musty scent? This is a surefire case of mold, and it can wreak havoc on your home. In most cases, mold has been growing in your home for days before it shows up and smells, so if you are noticing a musty, stagnant odor, call a contractor right away.
Since your air ducts are out of sight, they are out of mind and it is easy to forget about them. However, broken ducts can have cooling losses as high as 40%, so it is crucial to get them checked out at least once a season. Not only will they allow air to come into your home, these cracks are prime targets for outside debris to enter your home.
If you are noticing any or all of these three red flags, make sure to contact our expert HVAC service right away! We will come, investigate, and get your air quality back to normal — you’ll be able to breathe deeply in no time!