Many people take an out-of-sight, out-of-mind approach to their HVAC system. As long as the system tames the Wilmington Island, GA, temperatures, they avoid maintenance. When this happens, a dirty air filter can cause unnecessary health risks.
A Dirty Filter Means Dirty Air
Your HVAC system circulates all the air in your home through the air filter. A dirty filter transfers dirt, allergens and other contaminants throughout your entire home. In time, this may also lead to dirty air ducts, causing lingering air quality issues even after filter replacement.
Dirty Indoor Air May Worsen Existing Medical Conditions
Clogged air filters allow items such as dust, spores, pollen and other contaminants to pass through your ducts. These contaminants may worsen symptoms for those who suffer from respiratory infections. Flus and colds may also last longer if dirty air is present in the home.
The effects of a dirty air filter are especially troubling if you have an asthma sufferer in your home. Any number of contaminants may lead to asthma attacks. While poor indoor air quality means asthma sufferers may have more frequent attacks, the attacks are also likely to be more intense.
A professional HVAC technician can review your home and offer recommendations to increase the air quality. A preventative HVAC maintenance plan is a great way to reduce the risk of asthma attacks by ensuring indoor air quality on an ongoing basis.
Risks of New Medical Conditions
The presence of microbes in the air increases the likelihood of allergies, which can cause cold-like symptoms. Further, children are at more risk of developing asthma when microbes are present in the air.
Indoor air quality is a serious issue that has a profound impact on the health and well being of your family. Don’t leave it to chance. Contact Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning in Wilmington Island, GA, for a review of your indoor air quality options.
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