How to Improve Florida Air Quality Indoors

By August 27, 2021Blog
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You may think you’re safe from potential sources of air pollution inside of your home—but think again.

All of the nasty pollutants outside can lurk inside of your home as well. Contaminants include fumes from gas-fired appliances, combustion devices, pet dander, mold, and more.

Air pollutants can cause chest tightness, coughing, sore throat, itchy or watery eyes, and asthma attacks. If your home’s air quality is poor, you can end up with long-lasting colds and frequent headaches. You may also experience chronic conditions such as asthma and bronchitis.

Poor temperature and humidity—high or low—leads to the growth of mildew, mold, bacteria, viruses, and fungus. This is why you can significantly improve your Florida air quality with the right air conditioning system. 

Keep reading to learn more about improving the air quality inside of your home.

How to Improve Florida Air Quality With a Cooling System

Do you know the connection between your indoor air quality and your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system?

All HVAC systems remove various particles that naturally end up in our indoor air using an air filter. A high-quality system improves the air you breathe by helping to regulate the relative humidity inside of your Florida home.

Air purification and similar systems can also positively affect the cleanliness of your air duct system. In turn, they improve the air quality inside of your home.

How Poor Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

Studies show that indoor air pollutant levels can be two to five times that of outdoor levels. We spend 90% of our time indoors, making this statistic particularly concerning. 

This statistic also doesn’t discriminate against indoor areas with superior air filtration systems. Imagine how poor the air quality may be in spaces with poor ventilation!

Poor air quality can negatively affect your health in many ways. You may experience fatigue, coughing, sneezing, respiratory distress, headaches, and feeling generally unwell.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms or conditions, you should have your HVAC equipment inspected by an expert. Your system may need to be repaired, upgraded, or replaced.

If you own a home, you should schedule seasonal service visits. This will ensure that your systems are in good working condition for the winter and summer weather.

Contact Us With Your Florida HVAC Needs

Are you concerned about Florida air quality? Don’t hesitate to bring in professionals to achieve better indoor air quality. 

We’re here to assess your air conditioning equipment to ensure it’s running at optimal levels. We can inspect your current system and recommend repairs or advise you on a new system to better meet your needs.

Port Richey’s Allied A/C and Heating Contractors is a family-owned and run business. We’ve been in operation since 1985 and strive to provide excellent communication, honesty, and timely response to our customers in Pasco County, FL, and surrounding areas. 

When you’re ready for an estimate on a new central air conditioning and heating unit or to schedule service, repair, or maintenance, contact us.