Your HVAC and Your Home’s Air Quality

This entry was posted in HVAC on by .

The sky in the Valley of the Sun has been blanketed by smoke from recent forest, industrial, roadside, and grass fires. And metro Phoenix consistently ranks in the top 10 of most polluted cities in America. With ozone and small particulates delivering unhealthy levels of air pollution, it’s vital to maintain the quality of the air you’re breathing inside your home. Your HVAC unit is key to making this happen.

Your home’s AC system is essential for circulating fresh air. The HVAC unit pulls outside air into your house, passing air through a filter, over cold coils, and then pushing it through inside vents. An older unit may not run as efficiently, and this will directly impact your indoor air quality. Even regular AC filter replacements will not resolve this situation. A dirty evaporator coil and dusty ductwork will further reduce your air quality. With outdoor temperatures consistently over 100 degrees, your AC will be running almost continuously. And the air you breath can be impacted by an outdated, inefficient air conditioning system.

For loved ones suffering from allergies, respiratory, or immune system issues, an old AC unit or a poorly maintained AC unit can directly contribute to health problems. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outside air. Fresh air from outside, proper airflow, and ventilation are crucial to improving your house’s indoor air quality.

A properly running HVAC system not only cools and cleans the air inside your home, it also removes moisture, so your skin feels cooler and less sticky. An optimal humidity level for your home is between 35 percent to 60 percent. If your AC system needs an overhaul, Bruce’s can help.

Our team of professionals is dedicated to ensuring your indoor air quality is properly maintained. We provide free, prompt estimates for purchase and installation of new air conditioning equipment. We also can provide details on how the addition of an indoor air quality (IAQ) system can improve your home’s air quality even more. Let us answer all your questions. Call our HVAC specialists today at 480-968-5652.