Your College Station HVAC system improves the quality of the air in your home because it has filters that trap pollutants such as dust, pollen, and mold spores before they can infiltrate the rooms. The “V” in HVAC also stands for ventilation. Though the simplest component of what keeps your home comfortable and healthy, ventilation also contributes to high air quality. After all, sometimes all you need to do to freshen the air in your home is open a door or window.
The humidity in College Station can be rather high and cause you to feel hot and sticky whether you’re outside or relaxing in your house. Luckily, dehumidifiers can be added to keep indoor humidity levels in that sweet spot between 30% and 50%. But the contaminants that lower your air quality are often invisible, so how would you know if your air quality is poor? Here are some signs.
- Dry skin, hair, eyes, and throat
- Difficulty breathing
- Stuffy nose
You may also find that you or someone in your household has become very sensitive to allergies. You may cough and sneeze all the time and suffer from headaches that don’t seem to have a cause. You may find it hard to sleep. Sometimes, you can see layers of dust in your rooms, and notice bad smells because of the stagnant air and mold. Even if you don’t have these physical symptoms, you may notice that your HVAC isn’t heating or cooling evenly. There are suddenly hot and cold spots in your home.
One of the main reasons for poor air quality in your home is that the filters in your HVAC system haven’t been changed regularly and are now clogged with dirt. Because of this, they can no longer trap pollutants. Any air that struggles to flow through them brings these pollutants into your rooms. As pollutants clog your air filters, they can also clog the pores on your skin and cause your skin to become dry and itchy. Not only do dirty air filters lower the quality of your air, but they also make your HVAC system struggle and shorten its working life.
If there are hot and cold spots around your home, this may be the result of a problem with the HVAC system itself. The problem can range from registers that are blocked by furniture to leaky ductwork to leaking refrigerant and the HVAC system being the wrong size for your house.
Call Cover HVAC for Help
Cover HVAC is proud to serve the residents of College Station, Texas and the surrounding area. We can help you pinpoint the problem that’s leading to poor air quality in your home and provide other services as well. These include AC installation and repair and heat pump and heater service. Our licensed and experienced HVAC technicians also serve commercial customers. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Cover HVAC today.