How Does Your AC System Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

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At AiRCO Heating and Cooling, we know everyone’s mind is on the current global COVID-19 pandemic and all the life-changing events in recent weeks. Taking care of loved ones, stocking up for stay-at-home orders, and shifting work and school routines consume a great deal of time and energy for all of us.

With everything going on, it is easy to forget your air conditioning (AC) system and the importance of keeping it in good working order before the summer heat arrives. A well-functioning air conditioner not only provides comfort in the warm weather but also contributes to better indoor air quality (IAQ).

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Poor IAQ can have serious repercussions on an individual’s health. Children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems are particularly susceptible to pollutant exposure.”

Our team at AiRCO takes great pride in serving Austin-area homes and businesses. We are still scheduling repairs, spring tune-ups, installations, and other service calls as best as we can during these difficult times. 

For everyone’s safety and to provide the best possible service, we follow a rigorous protocol that starts with your first phone call to our company. We gather as much information as possible before we go into your home or business to keep a safe distance and get the job done right.

How Does Your Air Conditioning and Indoor Air Quality Connect?

You may wonder what the connection is between your air conditioning system and the quality of your indoor air. All heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems use an air filter to remove a wide variety of particles that naturally end up in our indoor air. 

A quality cooling system will help to regulate the relative humidity inside your Round Rock home, which helps improve the air you breathe. Poor humidity, whether it’s too high or too low, can lead to the presence of mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria, and viruses. 

Other related systems and technologies such as air purification systems and the condition and cleanliness of your air duct system can also affect your indoor air quality.

When Does Poor Indoor Air Quality Negatively Affect Health?

Did you know indoor air quality on average is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air? This statistic includes indoor spaces equipped with superior air filtration systems—imagine indoor spaces with poor ventilation! Indoor air pollutants contribute to poor health in many ways: sneezing, fatigue, coughing, headaches, respiratory distress, and a general feeling of being unwell.

If your air conditioning system needs repair or service, schedule an appointment with us to have it inspected. We do indoor air quality testing and offer sustainable solutions to improve the comfort and indoor environment of your Texas home.

What Are Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

On average, a home creates and collects 40 pounds of dust per year. Dust mites move in to feast on all of that production, leading to another common allergen. 

Pets in your home result in pet hair and dander. Household cleaners and chemicals, off-gases from new furniture or carpet, or residual fumes from things like paint add to the pollutant list. Bacteria, viruses, smoke, cooking odors, outdoor pollen, mold, and fungi all make their way into the average home as well.

Dirty or Older Air Conditioner?

One of the easiest things you can do as a homeowner is to change your air filters every three months or more. A clogged filter is not only ineffective in removing all allergens and particles but will also overburden your entire HVAC system.

Regular preventative maintenance by our HVAC experts is an effective way to keep your air conditioner in optimum working order and your indoor air quality high. In addition to cleaning and inspecting your system, our professionals can alert you to anything that may need repairs or upgrading.

Contact Us for All Your Air Conditioning Needs

Our team at AiRCO in Austin, Texas, is ready to help you boost your air conditioner equipment to a new level. Our experts can inspect and repair your system as well as advise you on when a replacement may be necessary.

We are also well-versed in air purification systems, air duct inspections, and overall HVAC health and maintenance. Call us at 512.537.1234 or request service online today. We want your HVAC system to be your partner in better indoor air quality and robust health.

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