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AC and Your Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality and your A/C - HVAC

Indoor air quality has become an increasing concern in recent years. Modern building techniques have created a situation where the amount of air exchange between the inside of a home and the out of doors is very limited. The reasoning behind this is easy enough to understand. The less air comes in from outside the easier it is to heat and/or cool it to a comfortable level. Since your air conditioner works by cooling and re-cooling the same air as it re-circulates in your home will get cool quicker and stay cool longer with less warm outside air sneaking inside. Unfortunately, in this system once air contaminants get inside they are generally trapped inside.

Common air pollutants include:

  • Molds and mildew
  • Animal hair and dander
  • Pollen
  • Cigarette or wood fire smoke
  • Cleaning products
  • Dust mite and other insect droppings
  • etc...

Since the average person spends 80-90% of their time indoors air quality should be a primary concern. Particularly when you realize it is estimated that most homes indoor air quality is commonly 200-400% more contaminated than outside. In fact, in extreme cases the indoor air quality can reach up to 60-80 times more contamination!

How can you reduce indoor pollutants?

How is my health affected by IAQ (indoor air quality)?

Learn what the EPA says about Indoor Air Quality.

Is it time to replace or repair your air conditioner? You can get up to three pre-screened competing air conditioning experts to evaluate your home by contacting Cooling Heating Smith. They will schedule the appointments for you at a time that fits your schedule and follow up to make certain you are getting the help you need.



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