Our Florida “winter” is past and now our AC units are running full blast. So it’s crucial to ensure indoor air quality is favorable for your health. One of the best ways homeowners can do this is by scheduling an annual AC tune-up.
AC Maintenance: Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality
It’s crucial that you first understand what affects the quality of indoor air. The most common indoor air pollutants are air fresheners, pet dander, perfumes, insecticides, paint, scented candles, adhesives, fireplaces, and cleaning products.
A well-built home can help keep the indoor spaces comfortable. However, it can also negatively impact the quality of air by trapping the above pollutants.
With all these potential causes of indoor air pollution, your home may have poor air quality. AC maintenance or repair is the service you need!
How Indoor Air Quality Impacts Your Health
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports poor indoor air quality potentially aggravates respiratory conditions such as asthma.
The people who are most vulnerable to poor air quality in your home are your young ones and the elderly. Poor indoor air quality can also cause even the healthiest person to develop short-term health problems. Exposure to these pollutants can make you suffer from sore throats, headaches, and other respiratory problems.
Can an AC Tuneup Improve Indoor Air Quality?
An air conditioning tune-up cannot only help improve your AC unit’s performance but also enhance the quality of the air you breathe. Air conditioning maintenance may also improve your utility bills.
Your HVAC unit is designed to suck the air in your home through a filter. Then, it takes it through a coil and pumps it back indoors via a series of steps. Your AC performs a great deal of work in removing harmful particles from the air and ensuring your home has quality indoor air.
The filter usually traps larger particles coming in before the indoor air goes through the air handler. Your AC’s air handler then filters the water-soluble particles present in the air as well as excess moisture.
Filter Cleaning or Replacement
Over time, dust and debris may accumulate in the duct and air filters, resulting in poor performance or more pollution entering your home. Practicing regular AC maintenance can, however, help improve your AC system’s ability to clean the air.
An HVAC filter plays a crucial role in ensuring every particle in the air is removed before going into the system. Thus, maintaining clean filters contributes to cleaner indoor air in your home.
AC maintenance services can check your filters for dirt and debris and perform a thorough cleaning. This will increase airflow and make it easier for your air conditioner to clean the air.
Replacing clogged filters promptly can also help improve your AC’s performance and minimize the presence of air pollutants in the indoor air.
AC Repair: Tightening and Cleaning Ducts
Dirty ducts or those exposed to the crawl space or the attic can blow more dirt into your home, leading to poor quality of your indoor air. Thus, having your HVAC system inspected by the professionals at American Air Cares makes sure that the ducts are tightly sealed and cleaned properly. This helps eliminate a potential source of dust, dirt, and pollutants.
Our Professionals are Ready to Help You!
Contact American Air Cares today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts and have your HVAC system properly tuned up. We have over 20 years providing AC maintenance and repair in Port St. Lucie, and surrounding areas. We are family-owned and operated and our work is guaranteed!