Friday, September 9th, 2016 by Iris Doubleday
If you're constantly suffering from allergies, headaches or fatigue, it may have something to do with the quality of your home's air. Experts say that over 70 percent of all indoor air quality problems can be traced back to how you operate and maintain your HVAC system. Learning how indoor air quality affects the HVAC system gives you the upper hand when it comes to improving your health and well-being.
One of the most common problems faced by HVAC systems involves moisture and microbial growth. For example, dirt, dust, and bacteria can become trapped within the fiberglass insulation commonly used in many duct systems. When these materials absorb moisture from the air stream, it can spark the growth of mold, fungi, and bacteria, all of which can spread throughout your home.
HVAC systems in hot, humid climates are more susceptible to moisture-related microbial growth, as are HVAC systems in the summertime when the air conditioner is in use. Latent moisture from humid indoor air or the air coming from the evaporator coils can easily turn downstream HVAC components into breeding grounds for microbes.
Prevention is the key for improving indoor air quality. Here's what you can do to make your home healthy:
Learn more about how indoor air quality affects the HVAC system from the professionals at Avery Heating & Air. Contact us whenever you need quality heating and air conditioning service in Boone, Marion and Blowing Rock.
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