6 Air Quality Mistakes Most Homeowners Continue to Make

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When it comes to general HVAC service questions, many homeowners ask how to improve the air quality inside their homes. Standard practices of day to day living can quickly add up to produce unhealthy air – here’s what to avoid:

1. Not Controlling Humidity in Bathrooms

Always use an exhaust fan when showering or bathing. High humidity levels in a bathroom can encourage the growth of mold and mildew. Avoid installing wallpaper or cloth shower curtains in a bathroom because these surfaces also encourage mold.

2. Not Changing HVAC Filters on a Regular Basis

HVAC filters work year-round to trap dust, pet dander, and mold spores that pass through your heating and cooling system. Changing these filters at least once a season can prevent mold growth, which can seriously pollute the air inside your home.

3. No Annual Maintenance for your HVAC System

Not scheduling an annual checkup for your HVAC system can lead to a mechanical breakdown or inefficient fuel use. Spend the cash to take care of your system once a year. This will prevent any system breakdowns and make sure you stay comfortable.

4. Not Using a HEPA Filter When You Vacuum

Some vacuums broadcast fine dirt particles into the surrounding air like a sprinkler throwing droplets. Using a high-efficiency particulate filter or HEPA filter will trap those particles and keep them out of the air you and your family breathe.

5. Ignoring Moldy Smells In Your HVAC

Musty and moldy smells indicate a big problem is brewing somewhere inside your home that could adversely affect your health. If stinky smells come from your HVAC, you should contact McCall’s without delay to investigate the problem.

6. Pet Dander Buildup

Those microscopic skin flakes, called pet dander, can build up on furniture and in carpets, causing sneezing and runny noses. Sometimes dander causes more severe reactions such as allergies and asthma attacks.

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The professionals at McCall’s can answer your general HVAC service questions and any concerns you may have about indoor air pollution. We can test your HVAC system for problems as well.