Most homeowners are not aware of just how bad their indoor air quality can get, or how it can affect them. According to WebMD, your indoor air quality can actually be worse than that of your outdoor air, especially in the springtime. We offer many products and services to combat this, but first it is important to know what your biggest threats are when it comes to you indoor air quality, and therefore your health. We’ve listed 3 of the most common enemies to your indoor air quality below.
1. Clogged Filters
The air filters that come standard with your HVAC system are designed to protect the system’s inside components, not necessarily your indoor air. However, if these filters are dirty or clogged, then the airflow to your home is obstructed. Clogged filters allow debris and dust into your living space, when ordinarily they would be filters out of the space. This becomes a significant problem with the amount of dust and dirt in the air starts affecting allergy and asthma sufferers.
2. Breached Ductwork
Dust and debris can also exist within your ductwork, and if there is a breach such as a tear or a hole, then that dust can enter your living space. Not to mention, breached ductwork requires your HVAC system to work harder than it normally would, which is not only inefficient but doesn’t allow you to get the quality conditioned air that you deserve.
3. Lack of Ventilation
In order to increase the efficiency of HVAC systems, many homes today are constructed to be air tight, to not allow escape of conditioned air. Unfortunately, this also means you cannot let fresh air in. This is where an energy recovery ventilator comes in, allowing for that ventilation without wasting any energy.
For indoor air quality services in Sylva, NC, contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems LLC today!