The quality of air inside your Julian, North Carolina, home greatly impacts so much more than your comfort levels. Poor indoor air quality can aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms as well as hinder your HVAC system’s efficiency and effectiveness. If you’re considering an air quality assessment for your home, you’ll want to ask yourself the following questions.

Do You Notice Your Allergy and Asthma Symptoms Getting Worse?

If you walk into your home and immediately start sneezing or wheezing, this is a major indicator of poor indoor air quality. In just about every season but winter, weeds and grasses, along with trees, release pollen grains. These grains float into your home and aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms. They can also stick to your clothing, as well as onto your pet’s hair. When the grains enter through your nose or throat, they can also trigger hay fever.

An indoor air quality assessment can test your home for high pollen levels. If the test indicates high amounts of pollen, you may want to consider having an air purification system connected to your HVAC system; this provides whole-home air filtration.

Are Your Heating and Cooling Bills Increasing?

Pollen, along with dust mites and other indoor air contaminants, will stick to your heating and cooling system, especially the ductwork. When this happens, the efficiency and effectiveness of the HVAC system are greatly reduced.

Fortunately, there are ways to improve indoor air quality and maintain the efficiency of your HVAC system. You can increase outdoor airflow using a constant outdoor airflow control. Then, if you maintain humidity at 60 percent and use an energy recovery ventilation system, you will increase the system’s efficiency as well as improve the indoor air quality.

Contact Air Treatment Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning today at 336-790-3206 to schedule an air quality assessment. One of our certified technicians can help you create an air treatment plan that meets your home’s specific air quality needs.

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