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Watch Out for Low Air Quality When Running Your A/C This Summer

June 19, 2015

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It’s important to keep your HVAC ducts clean to ensure high indoor air quality in your home. ©iStockphoto.com/tab1962

With the weather growing warmer as summer grows closer, there’s a pretty good chance that you – like most people – will begin relying on your air conditioning more in order to keep your home comfortable. However, because you will be using your air conditioning system more, it’s important that you are keeping your home’s HVAC in good condition. If you aren’t keeping your home’s HVAC in good condition, it could affect your home’s indoor air quality.

How can your air conditioning affect your home’s air quality?

Most air conditioning systems recirculate cool air throughout the building in order to save energy. Because the same air is circulating through your home over and over, it can cause your indoor air to become stale, not to mention that it can result in debris and bacteria being spread throughout the home. Your air filters are supposed to help prevent debris and bacteria from circulating throughout your air. However, if you don’t change your air filters on a regular basis, they will become clogged, which will result in the airflow becoming restricted. When this happens, not only will it be more difficult to cool your home, but it will be easier for allergens to build up in your air since nothing is trapping them.

How can you prevent your air quality from diminishing?

First of all, check your manufacturer’s instructions regarding the replacement or cleaning of your air filters. Make sure that you open the windows once in a while so that fresh air can circulate into your home and stale air can circulate out. Have a professional technician come inspect your HVAC system at least once a year in order to ensure that it is working properly and efficiently. If your air conditioning system is over a decade old, then you should replace it. If you have a window AC unit, then make sure it’s properly sealed so that outside air doesn’t leak in and your cool air doesn’t escape.

Make sure that your air quality doesn’t decline as you use your air conditioning and don’t forget to keep your HVAC system in good shape.  Feel free to contact us at Daffy Ducts if you need to get your ducts clean this summer.