As the fall season is coming around and summer activities are winding down, many families in Staunton, VA are spending more time together inside the house. But with more bodies breathing the same air day and night, indoor air quality (IAQ) problems often arise. Here are three reasons your family might need IAQ solutions for your home this fall.
1. HVAC Filters and Air Vents Clogged With Dust
When dust builds up in your filters, ductwork, and air vents, airflow suffers, and your central HVAC unit strains to do its job. This puts more wear and tear on the whole system while increasing utility costs.
Replacing dirty filters and cleaning air vents not only improves your IAQ but also makes your system more efficient. And that can reduce your utility bills while extending the life of your HVAC components. If you don’t want to do it yourself or are physically unable to check your HVAC filters due to mobility issues, you’ll be happy to know that our service technicians will check your filters twice a year as part of our preventative maintenance plan.
2. Pet Odors Can Make Your Whole House Stink
In many Virginia homes, dogs, cats, birds, and other domesticated animals are just as much a part of the family as everyone else. However, having pets in a home without adequate ventilation can create embarrassing odors that make staying inside unpleasant for your family and house guests. In some multi-pet homes, holiday get-togethers and family reunions are simply not an option due to obnoxious pet odors, no matter how often you vacuum the floors, bathe your pets, and change their bedding.
3. Family Members Have Asthma and Allergies
Another reason you might need to invest in IAQ solutions is that you or other family members suffer from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions exacerbated by dust, pet dander, allergens, and other contaminants floating around inside your home. Breathing in those airborne particles can make living in a home with dirty, musty air nearly unbearable. For homes like these, whole-house air purifiers with multi-stage filters are a must.
Poor IAQ is a common problem for many homeowners, but your family doesn’t have to endure the discomfort any longer. Contact Valley Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing to discover which of our indoor air quality solutions will work best for you and your family.