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Does Your HVAC System Really Affect Your Indoor Air Quality?

Updated: Mar 31, 2022

The acronym HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. With it, we've improved living conditions allowing cool or warm air to circulate through our homes and businesses which allows for productivity and comfort simultaneously. However, health concerns continue to be at the forefront of our minds and your HVAC system may be the cause of poor indoor air quality, which may ultimately be affecting your overall health.

Your HVAC system affects your indoor air quality. What's in the air you're breathing?

Within the acronym, there is the word ventilation. Proper ventilation is your first line of defense against poor indoor air quality. Ventilation of the air within your home or business is used to control indoor air quality by filtering and removing any impurities within the air like allergens and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It also helps regulate temperature, humidity, and overall indoor comfort. The first step of proper ventilation is assuring the filter is as clean as possible to assure maximum electrostatic efficiency.

With regularly scheduled filter replacements not only will you assure maximum filtration, but also maximum HVAC efficiency as well. The longer time between filter replacements the more dust, dirt, and other allergens are collected and ultimately released back into the HVAC system. As the impurities are released from the filter they immediately cling to the coils within your furnace. The more impurities collected onto your coils, the harder your HVAC system has to work to cool or heat your home. The harder your HVAC system has to work the faster components break down which can ultimately lead to unnecessary costly repairs. Once released from the coils they then either collect within your air duct system or recirculate through the air you're breathing at home or at work. That's why Fresh Air Matters has created personalized A/C filter replacement plans, as well as other services like air duct cleaning and HVAC maintenance to help assure you that you're breathing the freshest indoor air.

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