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    Help! I Have Stale Air!

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017  |  Smoak's Comfort Control

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    When you don't take advantage of maintenance agreements, your HVAC system may not work as well as it should. This can result in poor indoor air quality. So if you have stale air, you should take the following steps.

    Eliminate the Source of the Bad Air

    Poor indoor air quality can stem from any number of reasons: chemicals, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs); dust and allergens, like mold; or outdoor contaminants, such as pollen. The first step to improving indoor air quality is to eliminate the source of the bad air. This might require keeping windows closed, storing chemicals outside the home or reducing the humidity of your air.

    Filter Your Air

    Make sure your HVAC air filters are clean and replace or clean them as necessary. Not only will new or cleaned air filters reduce the contaminants in your air, but they will improve the efficiency and performance of your HVAC system. Regular HVAC air filter replacement or cleaning is one of the benefits of having a maintenance agreement.

    Depending on how bad your indoor air quality is, you may also want to purchase a standalone air filter or purifier. Make sure it has a HEPA filter and it does not use ozone to clean your air.

    Dehumidify Your Air

    Too much moisture in the air can make it smell musty and encourage the growth of mold and mildew. And any condensation build-up inside your home or business can cause damage to wood or wallpaper.

    To find out more ways you can improve the air quality of your home or office with the help of maintenance agreements, contact the HVAC professionals at Smoak’s Comfort Control online today.

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