How Your HVAC System Affects Indoor Air Quality

It is difficult to imagine what it would be like to endure a hot summer day or a frigid winter night without the benefit of an HVAC system. Many areas of the world would be nearly uninhabitable without it. However, there is a dark side to having ready heat and cold air. Sometimes your HVAC system can have an adverse effect on indoor air quality. The good news is that there are things you can do to avoid that problem.

One of the first things to realize is that, if your HVAC system hasn’t been cleaned and maintained regularly, it circulates dust, dander, and other contaminants. The filters do help, especially when changed frequently, but they do not capture everything. If it has been longer than a year since you’ve had the air conditioner and furnace serviced, indoor air quality could be lower than you desire. Dirty duct work is another contributor to indoor air quality issues. Duct cleaning should be performed regularly to eliminate the chance of contaminants being circulated throughout your home.

Another contributor to indoor air quality issues is trapped, dry air. In the winter months, the humidity can be so low that it becomes difficult to breathe easily. Installing a humidifier to control humidity is the solution in this case.

If you would like to know more about improving the indoor air quality in your Barrie, Ontario home, reach out to us at Premier Home Comfort. We are happy to help you have a safe environment for your family throughout the year. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for any of our HVAC services that can help you take a deep breath with confidence!