Air quality is never really something people think about until it is bad enough to make breathing hard. Thankfully, those of us living here in Aztec enjoy pretty good breathing air! This doesn’t mean that our air is contaminant free though.
Our part of New Mexico enjoys its fair share of airborne dust, allergens, pollen and other microscopic debris. Thankfully, our HVAC systems do a good job of keeping the air we breath in our homes free of most, if not all, of these foreign objects.
The question is, what does it mean when your indoor air quality starts to become a little less, well, quality? You aren’t likely to notice this issue until it starts causing problems, which is precisely why you want to make sure your indoor air stays as clean and clear as possible.
Your HVAC system’s maintenance plays a huge role in this.
What is Indoor Air Quality?
When we say indoor air quality (IAQ) what we mean is the quality of the air that is in your home. IAQ can be good or bad based on the level of airborne contaminants it has, such as dust or allergens.
How HVAC System Impacts the Air You Breathe
If your IAQ is on the poor side, it is likely to be because of a lack of maintenance for your air system. The air that your HVAC system pumps into your home goes through filter that should catch all of those unwanted contaminants. However, if the filter is loose or clogged, it won’t be able to do its job properly. What’s more, neither will your heating and cooling system!
How Maintenance Helps
Like we mentioned above, a filter that can’t do its job, won’t be able to keep you indoor air quality the way you want. Your HVAC pushes a lot of air, with a lot of dust in it, through your filter and if that part of your system isn’t taken care of, you will notice issues.
The best way to avoid this issue is by scheduling regular maintenance for your system. A trained technician will be able to check your filter and replace it or clean it off if it is reusable. They will also have the ability to make sure your filter is properly fitted so unclean air can’t leak by.
This will help to improve your indoor air quality and your HVAC system’s energy efficiency all at once!
I Want to Improve My IAQ
If you are looking for a way to improve your indoor air quality, we suggest scheduling a visit from a trained professional. They will be able to perform a full maintenance check on your system which will include cleaning your air filter. If you need some maintenance work for your HVAC in Aztec, NM, we are the professionals you can rely on.
Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time! Contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to schedule your HVAC services.