Is the HVAC System in Your New Jersey Home Contributing to Poor Indoor Air Quality?

One of the easiest ways you can improve upon the comfort of your New Jersey home is to make sure that your indoor air quality, or IAQ, is up to snuff. While it’s common knowledge that your HVAC system is designed to regulate your indoor environment, the system can only do so much about air contaminants without regular maintenance and upkeep.

Don’t let poor indoor air quality ruin your enjoyment of the beautiful New Jersey weather. Here are some of the leading causes for poor IAQ that our team of expert HVAC technicians can help address, getting you the fresh air needed after a long day outside.

Particulates Impacting Indoor Air Quality

Dust and dirt find their way into every nook and cranny possible, including your HVAC system. The particulates that get swept up into the vents will hang in the air until they are breathed in or fall from humidity, impacting the health of your family and the cleanliness of your home.

New Jersey homes typically have HVAC systems that utilize ductwork to distribute the air, meaning a proper air filter can help eliminate the number of contaminants plaguing the inside of your home. Reducing dust levels not only makes the air healthier, but it extends the lifespan of your HVAC system and components.

This works by making sure each mechanical and electrical component is free of debris and operating in an optimal environment. Too much dust or dirt accruing on these components can cause issues in regulating heat and efficiency, causing expensive failures in your equipment. Scheduling regular maintenance of your home’s HVAC can avoid these costly repairs.

Living Matter Contaminants

Two of the most common reasons to replace an air filter are clogging or signs of mold. The clogs can cause a loss of airflow in your HVAC system. While dangerous to your components, mold found in or around the vents and air filter can lead to health issues for you and your family. Even commercial HVAC systems need to be fully inspected at the first sign of mold, no matter the overall size.

Areas of New Jersey with higher populations can see these mold patches spread through entire buildings that share the same HVAC system. Viruses and bacteria can also be recirculated if proper cleaning and maintenance go without attention.

The Center for Disease Control, or CDC, uses an Air Quality Index to gauge the outdoor air quality for each city and zip code. Utilize this to see which measures should be put in place to keep your indoor air quality at the level it should be, no matter where in New Jersey you live!

Improving Your Home’s IAQ

Air quality is an area of concern that many homeowners want to address but may not be sure which methods work best. One of the simplest ways is to make sure that you use a high-quality, high-efficiency air filter that gets changed regularly.

To address concerns of mold and other biological contaminants, UV lights can be placed strategically within your HVAC ducts to sterilize the air being pulled in. Dehumidifiers also help immensely by taking away the moisture mold likes to grow in and giving your HVAC system a less dense air intake source.

We are committed to providing world-class services at affordable prices. We take the time to understand each of our New Jersey clients and their needs, providing quotes and suggestions with no unnecessary costs. For more information about our residential and commercial HVAC services, reach out to our specialists today.