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How Does Ventilation Affect My Indoor Air Quality?
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Learn some of the basic factors that affect indoor air quality.

Everyone should be concerned about their indoor air quality. We spend so much time inside where we shut our doors and windows tight to keep the temperature consistent, and in the process, we trap pollutants inside with us. What are some factors that affect air quality? Ventilation is a big one. Here’s how it makes such a major impact:

Ventilation and Your HVAC System

Your heating and cooling system works by pulling air in, cooling it or heating it, and then blowing it back out through your ventilation system. The vents help to circulate the cooled or heated air throughout your home.

Ventilation and Your Air Filter

There are a number of ways your ventilation system can transmit potentially harmful air pollutants to you and your home. One way is through a dirty or faulty filter.

Air filters work to trap and remove dust and other particles from the air as they circulate through your HVAC system. If the filter is dirty, clogged, broken, or faulty it can’t properly capture the pollutants. When this happens pollutants continue to go around and around through your home.

Ventilation and Your Ductwork

Another problem with ventilation systems and indoor air quality is when the ductwork and other parts of the system are dirty and clogged. Dust in your ducts creates an ideal environment for mold and mildew. When this happens in your ventilation system, the mold gets continually pumped out with your heated or cooled air. In this scenario, your indoor air quality will always be compromised.

If you’re concerned about your air quality, it’s time to take a look at your ventilation system. Whether it’s your filter or your ductwork, it’s worth taking a look to make sure they are not causing dirty and polluted air to be pumped through your HVAC system and into your house where it can take a toll on your health.

For any concerns about your ventilation system or your indoor air quality, contact us or call 704-545-2000 to contact All City Heat and Air today.

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