3 Common Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality in Your Naples, FL Home
Indoor air quality is a rapidly growing problem among residents of Naples, Florida, and across the nation. It’s important to be aware of your home’s indoor air quality. Poor air quality air in your home can lead to several issues.
If you suffer from allergies, the contaminants in your indoor air can make you feel sick. Common pollutants include pollen, pet hair, dander, dust and other debris. As your HVAC system operates, it pulls air through the registers and into the ductwork where it can be heated or cooled. Contaminants that have settled in the ducts or are trapped in the air because of a dirty filter is re-circulated several times a day.
You may experience symptoms like sore throats, eye irritation, skin rashes, congestion and coughing when exposed to polluted air. Long-term exposure has been linked to more serious health concerns, including cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer.
Reduced HVAC Efficiency
When your heating and cooling system is clogged with dirt and debris, it can’t operate as efficiently, resulting in higher bills and wasted energy. Since poor indoor air quality is often caused by debris in your HVAC system and ductwork, it’s important to keep these components as clean as possible to prevent efficiency problems. Schedule duct cleaning and change your filter regularly to maintain a clean system.
Humidity occurs throughout much of the year in Naples, FL. Your air conditioning system can help keep indoor moisture levels under control. However, a loss in efficiency can result in the inability to manage humidity in your home. Excessive moisture can cause several issues with your wood furniture, flooring and electronics.
Our HVAC technicians at JP Brett & Sons Air Conditioning can help your system protect your home’s indoor air quality, so call us at 239-300-9186 to learn more.
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