Many homeowners are concerned about indoor air quality, especially given the fact that high winds have brought an increase in dust and debris indoors. In fact, these winds have caused problems with everything from home air quality to the performance of HVAC equipment. Unfortunately, with high winds being a concern all across the country, homeowners are beginning to look for effective ways to help protect their families from the potential risks that diminished air quality can present.
While the dust and airborne particles that have been circulating as a result of increased winds have caused issues with indoor air quality and mechanical systems, there are things homeowners can do to help alleviate many of these problems. For example, a professional HVAC technician will be able to provide effective HVAC vent cleaning to help remove damaging particles from key components, leaving your HVAC equipment functioning more efficiently. Additionally, when the grit and debris is removed, your heating and cooling equipment will be less likely to experience mechanical failures.
HVAC equipment is designed to operate under extreme conditions; however, it does need regular maintenance and occasional repairs by a qualified technician to keep it functioning at its best. With the increase in airborne particles caused by these high winds, many homeowners are experiencing problems with their HVAC equipment. Unfortunately, without a thorough cleaning and the removal of dust and debris from your equipment, mechanical failures and expensive repairs can result.
Another problem that many homeowners are experiencing is a musty smell when they turn on their cooling system. The problem is often caused by dirty evaporator coils in your air conditioner. With the increase in dirt circulating around your HVAC equipment, it is not surprising that these coils are dirtier than ever. As dirt accumulates on the evaporator coils, the likelihood of a clogged drain pipe increases. Unfortunately, if your drain pipe becomes blocked or clogged, condensation from your cooling system will not be able to properly drain, leaving the collection pan beneath the coils filled with water, creating a breeding ground for mold and mildew. In fact, that musty smell you notice is a result of this mold circulating through your home.
The accumulation of dust, mold and other airborne contaminants can cause a number of health problems for your family. It is important to take care of indoor air quality problems as quickly as possible. Not only will your family feel better, but your home’s HVAC system will be better protected against breakdowns. A professional HVAC technician will be able to perform air quality tests as well as provide home comfort solutions such as air duct cleaning and equipment maintenance designed to ensure the healthiest indoor environment for your family. Contact a HVAC professional today to resolve indoor air quality problems.