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The Hazards of Poor IAQ

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can lead to allergy complications, skin irritation, dry skin, or even respiratory irritation. Bad IAQ results from the buildup of allergens such as pet dander, mold, dust mites, or even dangerous chemical pollutants from cleaning supplies. Although it would be impossible to completely purify the air of allergens and pollutants, steps can be taken to assist in the purification of your air and consequently improving air quality.

Changing Air Filters

We encourage all our customers to change their air filters regularly. Allergens and pollutants tend to build up in the air filter, and are then dispersed into the atmosphere. Indeed the surest way to exacerbate allergies or asthmatic conditions is to regularly change air-filters as needed. Air filters are designed to destroy dust mites, pollen, bacteria, and other dangerous irritants, and without regular air filter maintenance these substances will have free reign to pollute the atmosphere.

Coil Maintenance

The coil on your HVAC system is especially prone to mold growth. However this can be combatted with a half-bleach, half water solution, which will essentially destroy the mold. Of course, make sure your system is turned to off or else an electric shock is to be expected. Coil maintenance is a vital aspect of for improving IAQ.

Cleaning HVAC system Fans

Fans are like spider webs for catching allergens such as grime and dirt. Switch off your system prior to inspecting fans for dirt and grime. Usually a duster will suffice for a thorough cleaning of your HVAC fan system. However, nothing can replace a regular inspection from our highly trained air conditioning experts at Parker and Sons HVAC. Indeed poor IAQ can be detrimental to the resident and their family’s health, and at the very least unpleasant and irritating.

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