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3 Signs Your Indoor Air Quality Is Not What It Used to Be

Bad Indoor Air Quality

If you’re susceptible to allergies, the drifting clouds of pollen probably make spring less enjoyable. But most of the time, you can hopefully find relief within the sanctuary of your Savannah, Georgia, home, since your HVAC system maintains indoor air quality (IAQ) with its air filters and humidity control. Sometimes, however, your system may not maintain the level of IAQ that you need. To stay on top of your home’s IAQ, watch for decreased HVAC system efficiency, increased dust collection, and more health issues among you and your family.

Decreased HVAC System Efficiency

HVAC system efficiency and IAQ have such a close relationship that a drop in one usually indicates deterioration in the other. As IAQ drops, your HVAC system experiences more strain, which makes it more difficult for the system to maintain an energy-efficient atmosphere. If you’ve noticed your utility bills rising or your home not being as comfortable as it could be, the cause may be failing IAQ.

Dust and Dirt Collection

As much as you’d like to, you’ll never be able to fully eliminate dust from your home, but your HVAC system’s air filters often catch enough particles that a quick dusting every so often can keep things under control. But if your HVAC system’s air filters become clogged, dust and dirt that would normally be caught will collect around your home. If you’re noticing particularly thick blankets of dust, replace the air filters.

Health Issues

If spring gets to your sinuses like it does to many people, sneezing and blowing your nose aren’t anything out of the ordinary. However, if you notice that other health issues, such as headaches, eye and skin irritation, and other abnormal symptoms, are creeping up on you more often than usual, poor IAQ could be the cause.

Even if you’ve found evidence of all three signs, don’t despair. Our team at McDevitt Air is ready to help you increase your home’s IAQ and restore health and comfort to your home. Call us at 877-692-9402.

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