What You Need to Know About Air Conditioning and IAQ

What You Need to Know About Air Conditioning and IAQ

24 Jun 2016

When hot weather arrives, air conditioning keeps your Kingsville, Texas, home comfortable. Your air conditioner not only keeps your home cool, but it also affects your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ), by filtering out pollutants and controlling humidity.

Ways Air Conditioning Improves IAQ

Air conditioners filter and circulate air throughout your home. This process keeps your indoor air from becoming stagnant and goes a long way toward removing indoor pollutants such as dust and dander. An air conditioner’s constant filtering activity helps to make your indoor air cleaner, especially when high smog or pollen levels exist outside. By removing pollutants in your home, you and your family will breathe easier, and you also remove threats to your health.

Another benefit your air conditioner provides, is humidity control. Running your air conditioner keeps the air inside your home cool and dry, which reduces mold and bacteria growth in your house.

Although your air conditioner controls the humidity throughout your house, the unit itself can be vulnerable to moisture that can breed mold and bacteria growth. Use a UV light on your AC unit’s coils to kill mold and bacteria.

Why Air Conditioning Maintenance Is Important for IAQ

When your air conditioner’s filter becomes clogged, contaminants re-enter your indoor air. A simple way to improve your home’s IAQ is to clean or replace your air conditioner’s air filter regularly. Check your filter at least once a month to keep your indoor air clean and help your air conditioner run efficiently.

Since your air conditioning system has such an important impact on your home’s IAQ, have a professional HVAC technician inspect your system each season. During maintenance, a qualified HVAC technician cleans debris from inside your air conditioner and replaces worn or broken parts to keep your unit working properly. Servicing your air conditioner regularly helps you to maintain your home’s IAQ while keeping your air conditioning system running smoothly.

At Bodine-Scott Air Conditioning Co., we can help improve the air quality inside your Kingsville home. Contact us at 888-481-8511 to schedule air conditioner maintenance or to ask about our many air cleaning technologies.

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