Health problems like allergies and colds tend to be more prevalent during the cold months of winter. Most people believe it’s because of the weather; however, one often overlooked factor is your air conditioning and heating system. Without proper maintenance and regular cleaning of your HVAC system, your indoor air quality (IAQ) will suffer, leading to a number of different problems that can affect the health of you and your family. This issue is even more concerning in the wintertime.
Maintaining healthy IAQ levels requires help from experienced heating and cooling specialists like J&M Air Conditioning & Heating, as well as a bit of effort on your part as the homeowner.
The Secret to Good Indoor Air Quality
A number of factors play important roles in how IAQ is measured, but the two that make the biggest difference are insulation and ventilation. Insulation not only aids in maintaining an energy-efficient air conditioning system by keeping heat indoors, it also helps ensure your home is airtight. Meanwhile, ventilation allows air to escape outdoors in a controlled manner, ensuring that your home is always “breathing” fresh air.
Insulation and ventilation must always go hand-in-hand. Focusing on one while neglecting the other can lead to poor indoor air quality and even poorer energy efficiency. Without adequate ventilation, the air cannot circulate properly, and your home will continue to fill with an increasing amount of pollutants every time air passes through your heating and cooling units.
Using Your HVAC System to Improve Your Health
Talk to your local air conditioning specialists to find ways to optimize HVAC ventilation and insulation for healthier IAQ levels. In addition, make sure that inspections and tune-ups are performed regularly and other maintenance requirements are met, especially in the winter when your IAQ usually drops.
From indoor air quality to energy efficiency, you can trust our professionals at J&M to provide you with only the best service. Give us a call at (951) 663-4895 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation or service visit today. We serve homeowners in Hemet and other nearby areas.