If you have poor indoor air quality is low, you could experience eye irritation, asthma and allergy symptoms,or other health problems in your Green Valley, Arizona, home. You might also notice bad smells, dusty floors, higher power bills, and other issues. Some common causes of poor indoor air quality include dirty air filters, pests, and volatile organic compounds.
Dirty Air Filters or Ductwork
If the air filter or ductwork in your heating and air conditioning system is dirty, harmful contaminants like dirt, dust, pollen, biological growth, and pet dander can easily spread throughout the air in your home. Change your HVAC system’s air filter at least every few months. Have a professional check your ducts and equipment at least once per year to keep your indoor air quality healthy.
Many people are allergic to cockroaches, dust mites, and many other kinds of insects. To prevent unwanted pests, have your ducts routinely cleaned, wash your sheets often, and dust and vacuum frequently. Regulating the humidity in your home can also help. Too much or too little moisture can attract invasive organisms and make your home uncomfortable.
Volatile Organic Compounds
Volatile organic compounds — or VOCs — are substances that evaporate at low temperatures and can cause dizziness, confusion, headaches, fatigue, and other issues. Many air fresheners, glues, cleaners, and paints contain dangerous VOCs like benzene, acetone, and formaldehyde. Minimize these harmful substances by using VOC-free or non-toxic paints and glues. Instead of commercial cleaners and air fresheners, choose natural alternatives like essential oils, potpourri, vinegar, or baking soda.
Oasis Air Conditioning & Heating is a Trane Comfort Specialist and a family-owned business. We are here to help keep your home’s indoor air quality high and make sure that your HVAC system is working well. Call us anytime at (520) 648-1755 for outstanding service and guaranteed satisfaction from our experienced service experts.
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