3 Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality

by | Jun 19, 2019 | Blog

Poor indoor air quality in your San Marcos, Texas, home could lead to expensive, inconvenient breakdowns. It could also shorten your HVAC system’s life. If you notice signs of poor indoor air quality, such as bad smells, excess dust or health issues, you should have your system checked by an expert.

Bad Smells

Biological growth or pest droppings in your home’s ductwork or other areas could cause bad smells. Poor ventilation or a problem with your HVAC system might make unpleasant scents linger as well.

An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) can remove stale air and offensive odors while conserving energy and keeping your home comfortable. It also filters incoming air. You should change your HVAC system and ERV’s air filters at least every few months to prevent bad smells.

Excess Dust

Lots of dust on your countertops, tables, bookshelves, lamps and other household items means your HVAC system isn’t catching contaminants as well as it should. You could have a dirty air filter, filthy ductwork, or gaps or leaks in your house’s insulation. Improving your indoor air quality will enable you to dust and vacuum less often. Therefore, you should consider investing in a quality air cleaner.

Health Issues

If you and your family members have frequent colds, your heater and air conditioner could be spreading microorganisms through your home. You might also get allergy or asthma symptoms. If you tend to feel worse when you’re at home than when you’re away, poor indoor air quality could be impacting your health. A UV lamp can protect you by keeping many organisms from reproducing and damaging their DNA.

Cool Cat AC & Heating has more than a decade of heating, cooling and indoor air quality experience. We focus on satisfying all our customers, and we can help you make your home more comfortable. For excellent and friendly service, contact us at (512) 775-2591.

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