The COVID-19 pandemic has placed greater emphasis on the importance of maintaining good indoor air quality. Here local AC repair company Tyler Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration LLC shares a look at how to identify signs of indoor air pollution and what you can do to improve indoor air quality.
Signs of Indoor Air Pollution
Indoor air pollutants include dust, pollen and mold, as well as various types of bacteria, viruses and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The presence of such pollutants can be indicated by one or more of the following:
- Asthma, Allergies and Irritation — Pollen, dander and other organic particulates may trigger asthma and allergy symptoms, some of which are prevalent during the spring season. Shortness of breath, headaches, and nausea, as well as irritated skin, eyes, nose and throat. have been observed under the same conditions.
- Bad Odors — Damp areas in the house can produce an odor that’s characteristic of germs and bacteria. Mold and mildew may also thrive in the same damp spots, producing distinctive moldy odors.
- Inefficient Air Conditioning System — Air filters catch most types of indoor air pollutants. One of the signs of a clogged air filter is a noticeable reduction in indoor heating or cooling. This means airflow is being blocked by the clogged air filter, resulting in indoor air pollutants getting recirculated indoors.
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Fortunately, there are things that can be done that can help improve and maintain indoor air quality. One of these is to make sure that you keep up with your air conditioning system’s maintenance. In addition to keeping your AC at top efficiency, it can also help you save on AC repair costs. Regularly replacing air filters can also help maintain proper airflow. Best practices such as bathing your pets and vacuuming on a regular basis can also help reduce indoor air pollutants.
As your local air conditioning and indoor air quality specialists, we here at Tyler offer products and services that can help maintain a healthy indoor environment. We offer air filtration systems and fresh air ventilators that remove contaminants and odors, while our humidity control systems help ensure proper relative indoor humidity levels year ’round, preventing issues such as mold growth and skin problems. Lastly, we offer ultraviolet air purifiers that kill airborne bacteria and viruses in your ventilation system without affecting airflow.
Tyler continues to provide essential heating and air conditioning services, including water heater repair, during these challenging times. Give us a call at (203) 378-4700 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.