When you ask an Arizona resident what makes them least satisfied, some might say traffic. Others will say all of the chain stores and restaurants. Most of the people we ask tell us they are least satisfied with indoor air quality. This is due in part to the quality of outdoor air, but not completely.
DID YOU KNOW: Indoor air quality can be as bad (or worse) than outdoor air. Indoor air quality testingcan tell you how dirty the air is in your home. And our team can find solutions to help your home stay healthy.
We’re often asked if a new air conditioner will improve indoor air quality. The answer is maybe. We know that’s not exactly the answer you were looking for and that indoor air quality is based on the unit as well as indoor pollutants that don’t have anything to do with the air conditioner, such as:
- Air fresheners
- Toxic cleaning products
- Carbon monoxide levels
- Pet dander and odor
- Cooking odors and smoke
- Dust mites and other allergens
- Lack of air filtration system
While all of these are factors in air quality, the two biggest factors are the air conditioner and the amount of circulation in your home. In the 1970s, it was thought that a tight home, one that was sealed as much as possible from outdoor air, was the healthiest. Homes were built using this concept, which we know today to be inefficient and a cause of poor indoor air quality.
Cleaning the air conditioning unit is essential to keeping the indoor air clean and the system running efficiently, especially through extreme temperatures. If you’ve recently moved into a pre-owned home, Just Call John’s to make an appointment with us to have the system checked. A new air conditioner could be the solution for your indoor air quality problems.