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Oct 22, 2020
posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.
2 Ways to Tell You’re Dealing with Poor Air Quality
When HVAC professionals get general HVAC service questions from customers, they always get at least one about indoor air quality. How can you tell if it’s good or bad? Take a look at two ways to tell you’re dealing with poor air quality.
1: Your Air Filter Has the Clues
When was the last time you changed your HVAC air filter? If it’s been a while, go ahead and take it out. What does it look like? Is it dirty and clogged? This is a simple way to tell if your air quality is less than ideal. While you should change your HVAC air filter every two to six months, changing it more frequently can help keep your indoor air cleaner and your system running better.
2: You Can Find Signs in How You Feel
Many people have seasonal allergies that affect them throughout the year. If your allergies have been especially bad lately, it’s a sign your indoor air quality is poor. Pay attention to increased headaches, fatigue, sinus and nasal irritation, itchy eyes, and coughing. These are all signs of the presence of airborne pollutants and issues with the air in your home. You should be able to get some relief by coming inside, but if it’s worse inside than out, it’s time to improve your indoor air.
We tend to assume the air inside our homes is cleaner than the air outside, but that’s not always the case. If you notice any clues that your indoor air quality is poor, contact a professional. The team at your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer can help with air quality and any other general HVAC service questions.