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The Importance of Indoor Air Quality
When you think about your indoor air quality, you probably assume it’s much better than the outside world. However, the air inside your home tends to be more polluted than the air outside. A poorly maintained air conditioning system may be providing your household with low-quality air.
Indoor air quality is determined by the level of pollutants in the air of your home. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stresses the importance of minimizing indoor air pollutants because poor indoor air quality can have serious ramifications on your health.
So what qualifies as an air pollutant you might find in your home?
- Chemicals used for cleaning
- Secondhand smoke
- Dust mites
- Pet dandruff
Reading this list might seem intimidating, but don’t worry. Corpus Christi Air Conditioning checks the indoor air quality of every system we work on to keep your family healthy and feeling comfortable.
Indoor Air Quality and Air Conditioning
Every heating and cooling system has an air filter to remove dust particles and other materials in the air before pushing it into your home. An air filter that needs to be changed might not catch as many pollutants, hindering your air quality. AC systems also regulate the humidity in the air of your home, keeping bacteria and fungi from growing.
Poor indoor air quality can have serious, negative effects if not taken care of in a timely manner. Pollutants in the air can cause symptoms similar to that of allergies or much more serious issues, such as:
- Respiratory discomfort
- A constant sickly feeling
- Cancer (in extreme cases)
If you’re worried about the quality of the air you breathe, one thing you can check is your air filter. Changing your air filter every few months or so will ensure as many particles as possible are being pulled from the air before it circulates. It will also keep your system running efficiently, saving you money.
According to the EPA, the average person spends 90% of their time indoors. This means if the quality of the air in your home is poor, you could experience side effects that negatively impact your body. If you’re not sure the last time your air filter was changed, check it out or have a CCAC professional service your system with a tune-up. Additionally, if you’ve experienced any of the symptoms above for an extended period of time, it’s worth having a CCAC professional come out and check your indoor air quality. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!