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Signs Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality Is Poor

April 27, 2023 | Blog

One of the staples of living in a college town is the sights, the sounds and the experiences that you will make with friends and family. But before you go to pet Reveille or hang out at the memorial student center, maintaining good College Station indoor air quality should be your top priority.

At Barker’s Heating and Cooling, we dedicate our time to providing quality HVAC services to our Aggie family! We know that a good indoor air quality in Texas can be hard to achieve, with lots of allergens present in the fall and spring. Luckily, there are lots of ways that you can improve your indoor air quality and breathe fresh air at home again!

How To Tell If You Have Poor IAQ

Finding out if you have poor indoor air quality is a breeze! Whether you decide to opt for a professional opinion or would like to find out on your own, there are a few telltale signs that your air isn’t just right.

Coughing And Sneezing

If you have difficulty breathing without coughing, it’s a sign that you have allergens that your filter isn’t catching. This is especially true in the South, where the pollen from trees and grass tends to be higher.

In order to get rid of the coughing and the sneezing, there are a few steps that you can take. One of the most prevalent is upgrading and changing your air filter, which will help to eliminate more of the allergens, dust and debris.

Bad Smells

While it may seem a bit on the nose, bad smells are a clear sign that something is wrong. Regardless of how many air fresheners you use, smells coming from inside your ducts need to be addressed as soon as possible.

Some of the reasons that you may be encountering a bad smell is because of burning, mold growth or even small vermin that have gotten stuck in your ducts. This can impact the overall air quality by making it much harder for you to breathe as well as increasing the likelihood of sickness.

Understanding Your Steps To Achieving Clean Air

Considering HVAC Maintenance

While maintenance may not be at the top of your list of priorities, it helps a lot with poor indoor air quality. This is because as time passes and you use your air conditioning and heating, dust and debris may accumulate in areas that you would not expect. If you don’t clean your unit regularly, it is easy for indoor air quality to get out of control!

During maintenance, our technicians will make sure to address any issues that could be affecting your indoor air quality. This includes cleaning the ducts and main unit to make sure nothing is stuck and burning, which will alleviate any bad smells that you may have.

Investing In A HEPA Air Filter

One of the key performers in higher indoor air quality is your HVAC filter. HEPA filters are highly specialized, catching over 99% of the dust and debris that will fly through your ductwork. This makes them amazing for allergy season, and for units that have issues catching smaller particulates.

Even if you don’t invest in a HEPA filter, making sure to change your filter regularly can make a huge difference. This is because whenever your filter becomes clogged with everything that it has caught, it will lose the ability to hold any more. Anything that it doesn’t catch, you breathe in! Taking care of your filter will make a huge difference in the air that you breathe.

Call Today For Professional AC Repair!

While it can be easy to ignore indoor air quality, it can truly change the way that you breathe in your home! At Barker’s Heating and Cooling, we offer affordable and flexible options for all of our Aggie city. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a complete indoor air quality overhaul or just need pointers on when to change your air filter, our services can completely change the way you breathe in your space. Call today for professional consultations ranging from whole-home filtration to in-system air purifiers!

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