The air in your Greensboro, North Carolina, home is likely more polluted than the air outside. Contaminants can lead to bad smells and excess dust around your house. Poor indoor air quality can also lead to high utility bills, health problems and property damage. Fortunately, you can prevent these issues by scheduling HVAC maintenance, changing your air filter once per month and using an indoor air quality monitor.

High Utility Bills

A dirty air filter, leaky ductwork, and clogged ducts can all contribute to energy waste and higher utility bills. High humidity in the summer or dry air in the winter can also make your home feel uncomfortable, forcing you to use your HVAC system more.

Use a humidifier or a dehumidifier when needed. Schedule duct cleaning and seal ductwork regularly to keep your utility bills low.

Health Problems

Poor indoor air quality causes:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Skin rashes
  • Nosebleeds
  • Sinus problems
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Other health problems.

But the consequences of poor IAQ don’t stop there. It can also increase your family’s risk of asthma, allergies or infections. If you have a cold that won’t go away or other symptoms that improve when you leave your home, you might have dirty ductwork or a filthy air filter. An air purifier can help you drastically improve your indoor air quality.

Property Damage

Dirt, dust,and grass clippings in your HVAC system can reduce your indoor air quality. They also cause expensive, inconvenient breakdowns. If your home’s moisture levels are too low or high, you might your flooring or furniture start to crack or rot.

Charlie’s Heating & Cooling is a Trane Comfort Specialist with more than 35 years of heating, cooling and indoor air quality experience. We can help you freshen your home’s air and improve your quality of life. Call us at (336) 629-5453 for outstanding service.

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