Maintaining good indoor air quality (IAQ) should be on your list of priorities. You spend a significant time inside your home, so you want the air you breathe to be as clean as possible. If someone in the family suffers from allergies, the more you want to minimize airborne contaminants in your living space.
A local HVAC and plumbing repair expert shares usual fall IAQ challenges and how to address them.
More Airborne Contaminants
Pollen is the most common airborne contaminant in spring and summer. This fall, you must look out for mold. Fallen leaves could bring mold spores and harmful bacteria into the air. You don’t want mold spores in your house because they can trigger allergic reactions, asthma attacks and other respiratory symptoms. These contaminants could circulate in your home and even thrive in your ductwork.
Contact a professional immediately if a musty odor is coming from your ducts. Experienced technicians know if you need a new air conditioning and heating system or repairs. It’s a good idea to schedule duct cleaning to help keep your indoor air clean.
Dirty or Clogged Air Filters
Over the months, dirt, dust, and other allergens could accumulate in your HVAC filters. Replace them regularly to keep contaminants from floating in your living space. Experts suggest changing filters every three months or more often if a household member has allergies.
Temperatures are bound to drop this fall. Depending on how cool or warm your home feels, you might open windows and adjust your thermostat. These could affect the amount of outdoor air and airborne pollutants that enter your living space. Making sure your home is airtight and investing in better insulation can prevent energy loss and reduce contaminants at home.
At R.A. Biel Plumbing and Heating, meeting your needs is our priority. Our team is committed to providing you with superior indoor air quality solutions. You can also count on us for your new heating system installation. Call us at (505) 327-7755 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service.