In warm Texas weather, you rely on an air conditioner to give you a steady supply of cool, refreshing air. But there’s something you should consider about that air that goes beyond the comfortable temperature it provides—its quality. Poor air quality inside homes can lead to health issues, especially for people with allergies to airborne pollutants. The sealed environment of a modern home makes it difficult for fresh outdoor air to get inside. There is also the risk of microbacteria growing in your ductwork, creating further air quality problems.
But don’t get too worried! There are many ways you can improve the indoor air quality of your San Antonio home. In this post, we’re going to go over some of the ways you can remove the dust, debris, and other contaminants from your air. And when you need specialists to help you with your home’s air quality, contact our staff at Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating today!
Clogged filters are one reason for a decline in your air quality. If you have neglected to change the filter on your air conditioner once every month during hot weather, then the build-up of particles trapped in it can lead to excessive dust. Changing out the filters on a regular schedule is a simple task and the first step in getting control over the quality of air in your home.
Your ducts are responsible for distributing cooled air throughout your house, so if they suffer damage or wear it can lead to air quality issues. Breaks along ducts can cause your AC to draw in air from dusty and warm parts of your home, such as the attic. Not only will this put more pollutants into your air, but it will make the air conditioner work harder to overcome the extra heat. Call in an HVAC expert to find the breaks and seal them so they won’t cause further trouble.
We mentioned microbacteria growing in your ducts at the top of this post. This can happen because of high humidity levels. As unpleasant as this sounds, fixing the problem isn’t too difficult. Special UV germicidal lights installed at important areas in your ducts and around vents can destroy the cellular structure of mold and other biological contaminants. This eliminates them and discourages them from coming back.
For a quarter of a century, Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating has provided solutions to increase indoor air quality in San Antonio. From sealing ducts to installing germicidal lights, our technicians can handle your needs to keep you cool and healthy inside your home.