You rely on your HVAC system to keep you comfortable in College Station, TX, no matter what time of year it is. However, there are some habits you may have that end up negatively impacting your indoor air quality. Below are four signs you’re damaging your own indoor air quality.
Ignoring HVAC Maintenance
Your HVAC system needs regular maintenance to maintain efficiency and to work properly for as long as possible. During an HVAC tune-up, an experienced technician checks for anything that can impact air quality, such as checking for gas leaks, changing the air filters and cleaning the HVAC system.
Manually Changing Your Thermostat
Making adjustments to your thermostat frequently can have an impact on your air quality. Your HVAC system controls the humidity levels within your home, and adjusting your thermostat often can make humidity levels in your home too high or too low. Both high and low humidity levels have an impact on your air quality.
Not Changing HVAC Air Filters
The air filter on your HVAC system collects and traps particulates that affect your air quality. Such particulates include dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander and others. If you don’t change your air filters usually at least quarterly, this results in dirty indoor air filters, poor HVAC efficiency, poor air quality and a home that seems more challenging to keep clean.
VOCs, known as Volatile Organic Compounds, are in everyday items you use that can affect your indoor air quality. These include hairspray, household cleaners, paints, aerosol sprays and other items. Exposure to VOCs cause symptoms ranging from headaches, nausea, fatigue, irritability, depression, respiratory ailments or even death. Be sure your home receives adequate fresh air or ventilation so VOCs can be expelled from your home.
Even if it doesn’t seem like it, your home’s air quality may be worse than you think. Contact Davis Air conditioning & Heating today to learn more about our range of indoor air quality solutions.
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