The difficulty with assessing indoor air quality is that air in itself is invisible. There is a common misconception that if your air does not look or smell funny then it must be safe, although this is not always the case. Poor air quality can be bad for your health and produce an uncomfortable home environment. Luckily, there are a few common heating and cooling related causes to common temperature, humidity, and allergy related issues that can be managed before your home’s indoor air quality becomes too damaging.
- Temperature imbalances in your home can be caused by inadequate insulation, poor air sealing or inefficient windows. These effects are magnified by poor thermostat location, imbalanced ductwork, or inadequate or improperly sized equipment.
- Humidity imbalances make your home sticky, muggy, and downright uncomfortable. Usually, humidity surges are due to standing water, leaky pipes or faucets, or moisture buildup, which is exacerbated by inadequate humidification/dehumidification, poor ventilation, or improperly sized or malfunctioning HVAC equipment.
- Allergies can be caused by a variety of contaminants, including excess moisture, mildew and mold, pollen, and chemical irritants. Allergens can make their way into your home’s air supply via inadequate dehumidification, poor ventilation, or insufficient air filtration
Fortunately, the above heating and cooling related issues can be assessed and treated by a certified HVAC technician, like General Air. Whether you have an indoor air quality issue related to temperature, humidity, allergies, or other origins, General Air is fully equipped to provide accurate assessments and recommendations, with full-service technicians to meet your repair or replacement needs. It is important to get your unit checked as soon as you notice a problem, so do not hesitate to contact General Air to get your heating and air systems operating smoothly again in no time.