Are Your Vents Reducing Your Air Quality?

The Importance of Air Quality Through Your Vents

You are constantly breathing in the air that is inside your home. What you might not realize is that indoor allergens can be present throughout your home, causing you unwanted discomfort as well as harmful effects to your health. These allergens can be found in your air ducts, inside of your HVAC system, affecting your daily life whether you are heating or cooling your home. Other factors can also pose threats to your air quality, including inconsistencies with the airflow and lack of system maintenance. Don’t suffer from bad air quality. Improve the air in your home with help from Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. 

Causes of Bad Air Quality

Your air quality can be reduced by a number of things, so it is important to know what is affecting the air coming through the vents. These are some of the most common causes of bad air quality in your home. 

Visible Dust

Dust surrounds your home, whether you realize it or not. It is made up of a multitude of things. Dead skin, fibers from clothes, pollen, and more. Despite how much you clean, it still manages to stick around and can accumulate inside of your air ventilation ducts, causing them to function improperly. 

Inconsistent Airflow

Inconsistent airflow can be a huge sign that your air ducts aren’t working as they are intended to. If certain rooms tend to experience increased airflow while others are seemingly unaffected whatsoever, it’s time to get them checked out. Additionally, if adjusting your thermostat isn’t changing the airflow but is increasing your bills, you know it’s time to get help. 

Presence of Mold

Mold develops when moisture is inside of the ductwork. A musty smell in your home is a major indication that mold is present and growing inside of your HVAC system. Some other signs may include allergy symptoms, nausea, and headaches. 

Lack of Care

HVAC systems need proper care and attention. Plain and simple. Lack of care can cause bad air quality. The system might be old, need repairs, the filters need to be changed; the list goes on. Without proper care, more problems are likely to occur, impacting the health of those breathing in the air. 

How Our Professionals Can Help

The good news is you don’t have to continue to live in an unhealthy environment. The professionals at Stephens can help you eliminate the allergens and other factors that are contributing to your poor air quality. Commercial-grade vacuums are powerful tools that can help remove and reduce dirt in air ducts and the HVAC system. This will stop the dirt from circulating throughout your home and improve your air quality. Debris can be loosened and removed with duct cleaning brushes. 

Stephens Can Help

Get your air quality in pristine condition with Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We offer many air quality services to keep you and your family healthy and comfortable. Besides air duct cleaning, we do humidifier installation and replacement, dehumidifier installation and replacement, and thermostat installation and replacement. It is our goal to make sure you have the best quality air as possible. Call us today to schedule an appointment and begin the process.

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