Signs That Your AC May Be Harming Your Air Quality

Signs That Your AC May Be Harming Your Air Quality

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Did you know that a cooling system that is damaged, outdated, or running inefficiently can negatively affect your air quality? This can lead to several, potentially harmful situations in your home. Because bad air quality can be so hazardous, it’s important that you know the potential causes and symptoms. Here are some AC problems that may affect air quality and how they can affect you:

AC Problems That May Affect Your Air Quality

  • You have a dirty filter. Your filter is responsible for literally filtering out impurities in your airflow before its delivered and dispersed throughout your home via a central air system. Your air filter should be changed often, every few months is best. This is especially important during periods of extended use, like the summer months. When the filter becomes dirty and clogged with dust, hair, dander, pollen, or any other debris that may make their way in, your air quality can be compromised.
  • Excess water. If your air conditioner is leaking any excess fluid or it has more condensation than usual, it may be harming your indoor air quality. Leftover liquids can leave you with mold or mildew growth. These spores can grow and spread at a rapid rate. If in or around your air system, they can easily be blown into your home.
  • Duct problems. If your duct system is compromised in any way, it’s possible for debris to build up inside. Because your ducts deliver air directly through your vents, whatever may be built up inside will be delivered as well.
  • Loud noises and strange odors. These are signs that your system may be broken or running inefficiently. In an effort to prevent the problem from worsening, you should have a professional fix the problem.
  • Old or inefficient equipment. Any system that is old, outdated, or running inefficiently has the potential to damage the air quality in your home. If your air conditioning system is out of date, you should consider a replacement. Newer technologies are more efficient and will help to keep the air in your home safe and breathable for years to come.

Warning Signs

You may not know immediately that your AC is harming your air quality. If you suspect that your cooling system may be affecting you, it’s important that you call a No Problem professional immediately. Here are some signs to watch out for:

  • Increase in respiratory illnesses
  • Worsened asthma symptoms
  • Increase in allergy symptoms
  • Reduced lung function
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches

Importance of Routine Maintenance

In order to keep your HVAC systems running safely and efficiently, routine maintenance is absolutely necessary. Not only will it save you from expensive repairs down the line, it will help to protect against dangerously low air quality. Symptoms may vary depending on the level of air pollutants present in your home, but you should never ignore the signs – no matter how small they may be.

At the first sign of an issue, call No Problem!

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6 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

6 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

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You might think air pollution is only a problem that happens outdoors. However, your indoor air quality can also become a serious issue.  To keep our homes at a comfortable temperature, we insulate our homes from the air outside. This has the unfortunate side effect of making the air inside stale, contaminating the air with dust and other contaminants. If you’re looking to be able to breathe easy in your home, take a look at our tips on how to improve your home’s air quality.

Here are six tips to improve your indoor air quality:

 

Get an air purifier

Do the indoor allergens in your home give you sneezing fits? It might be worth considering investing in an air purifier for your home. Getting one can help you cut down on the contaminants in your home. Also, you may want to install a dehumidifier in your home to protect against mold. It’s very common for mold to grow in basements, so you might want to install a dehumidifier down there.

 

Clean often, clean heavily

One of the easiest ways to keep your indoor air quality in check is to keep your home clean. Oftentimes, dust mites, an airborne contaminant, will linger in fabrics in your home, such as on your couch. Regularly cleaning your furniture, rugs, and drapes can help keep dust to a minimum. Cleaning away contaminants is especially important if you own pets who leave dandruff around your home.

 

Keep the vents clean

Vents are another part of your home that should get a regular cleaning. Vents, whether used for HVAC or otherwise, act as a way to circulate air throughout your home. Unfortunately, it’s common for mold to grow and dust to accumulate in there and spread through the vents and your home. Getting regular duct cleaning can go a long way toward keeping your air clean.

 

Use more mild cleaning products

While cleaning products can be useful, the smell of ammonia and bleach can bother some people. If that’s a problem for you or your family, you can try replacing your cleaning products with more mild solutions. For example, a 50-50 mix of water and vinegar is good at cleaning windows and cutting through grease and mildew. A similar consideration is to avoid buying products like paint and paint remover in bulk. Even when sealed, the cans are capable of emitting fumes that can be unpleasant.

 

Keep your windows open

If the temperature is okay and you don’t have problems with outdoor air pollution, you might want to leave the windows open. Letting the fresh outdoor air blow into your home can help get rid of the stagnant air in your home. It’s also a good idea to use a fan of some kind in the kitchen to air out any cooking fumes.

 

Give your AC proper maintenance

Air conditioners are capable of doing more than keeping your home cool. They can help freshen up the stale air and keep your home from getting too humid. Also, most AC units have a filter inside that helps catch contaminants. Keeping that filter clean can also help your home’s air stay fresh.

 

What makes No Problem my best bet for keeping my air fresh?

We offer sales, service, and installation for all of your repair, service or installation needs. Whether it is residential, commercial, or hospitality corporations we do it all. It doesn’t matter if you need a straightforward air conditioner repair or you need a new air conditioner system, we can handle the job. We have become the most trusted name in the St. Charles area for a reason. You can believe us when we say we treat our customers right. We are proud to have recently won the prestigious 2017 “Best of St. Charles” award for the Heating Contractor Services category. We are eager to demonstrate to you the level of service and integrity that earned us this award. Call No Problem Heating and Cooling today to learn more about improving your indoor air quality!

By Brian Renadette