Dealing With Poor Indoor Air Quality

Share to TwitterShare to LinkedInShare to PinterestEven though winter isn’t quite finished, it’s never too late to start thinking about your heating and air conditioning goals for spring. The spring season can be a big challenge for indoor air quality (IAQ), as the plants and flowers around your home begin releasing large amounts of pollen into the air. While your air filters are more than capable of handling these small allergy-causing contaminants, they can get saturated quickly, and you’ll soon notice a drop in your IAQ.

Pollen is just one of the common culprits that can reduce your IAQ levels. Poor indoor air quality poses risks to the performance of your HVAC system, as well as to the health of you and your family. 

Telltale Signs

  • Unusual Smells – Any distinct changes in the usual smells inside your home can be an indication that something has gone wrong with your HVAC system. This could come from mold infestation, blocked fans and registers or clogged filters. If you suspect serious problems with your system, book an appointment with a technician for Carrier air conditioner service right away.
  • Odd Noises – One of the most common problems with HVAC systems is unexplained noises that suddenly come from the unit. This could be caused by your HVAC TXV (thermal expansion valve), the blower fans or even the condenser coils. Unusual noises could be a sign of serious trouble, so it’s best to have a professional perform an inspection immediately.

Quick Fix: Regular Filter Changes

Air filters must be replaced at least once every 30 days. This frequency can increase significantly during the springtime, when higher levels of pollen, spores and other particles are present in the environment. Give your registers and vents as well as the filters themselves a quick visual check every few days to see when a replacement is necessary.

Keep your indoor air quality at comfortable levels with the help of our experienced technicians at McMaster Heating and Air Conditioning. Give us a call at (949) 481-7995, or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit today. We serve homeowners in Orange County and nearby areas.