There is a difference that you can feel when you are breathing in clean air. Think back to the last time you were in a busy, crowded city–how did the air feel when you were walking around? Now compare that to how it feels when you visit the mountains or the coast. The difference is noticeable.
Believe it or not, the air in your home can be just as impactful as the air in a city or in the mountains. Good or bad, your indoor air quality in Prescott Valley is a big factor in how comfortable you are in your home for more than one reason. We can help you learn more about why your indoor air quality (IAQ) is so important and what you can do to help yourself breathe easier while you’re at home.
What Can Your IAQ Do?
Your IAQ has the ability to make or break your comfort. Factors such as dust, debris, allergens, and humidity levels can all impact your IAQ. Think about the last time you were in a truly dusty room; how comfortable were you? You probably weren’t as relaxed as you wanted to be.
Let’s look at some specific ways that your IAQ can impact your home comfort to help you understand the importance of this part of your home.
It Can Affect Your Heater and Air Conditioner
Dust, dirt and other debris floating through the air in your home certainly won’t keep your IAQ where it needs to be. This can end up impacting your air conditioner and heater as it makes it harder for them to do their job whether it be from hindered airflow or extra layers of dirt getting into the systems.
Similarly, the humidity level in your house can also help or hinder the task of regulating your home air. High humidity in summer can make it hard to cool the house while too low of a humidity level in winter will make it much more challenging to heat your home.
It Takes a Toll on How Clean Your Home Is
The air that goes through your HVAC system is filtered but this doesn’t mean that every single particle will be taken care of. A home that has a high level of dust and dirt in it is going to have poor IAQ. All those particles can impact how easy you breathe at home, and how clean your home is. A high level of dust is just going to end up blowing around rather than being filtered out, especially if your return air filter is already full of debris.
The next time you notice that your home seems especially dusty, you should also take a look at your ductwork as dust can pile up here too and affect your IAQ over time.
It Can Help or Harm Your Health
If you or someone else in your home has allergies or respiratory issues like asthma, poor IAQ can seriously aggravate these conditions. As you can imagine, the presence of allergens, bacteria and other contaminants won’t exactly be good for someone who already has trouble breathing.
Need to give your IAQ a boost? We can help. We offer comprehensive IAQ services to keep the air in your home clean and clear so you can rest, and breathe, easy.
Trust Cool Touch to keep you comfortable all year long. We have been doing just that since 2002, after all. Contact us today to schedule your next service.