How High Winds Across The US Are Affecting Indoor Air Quality


Homeowners may be surprised to learn that the high winds the country has been experiencing lately has likely had an impact on their HVAC and A/C systems. Indoor air quality can easily be compromised when HVAC components become dirty and damaged due to blustery weather conditions. Not only is it a financial concern, due to damage to parts, but it can also become a health issue.

Strong winds kick up dirt and debris, and once the air settles, it is possible to find that debris has been deposited in HVAC system components. This is especially true if elements of the HVAC and A/C unit have suffered any damage as a result of wind. The quality of the air circulating throughout the home can become poor, leading to allergy and breathing problems for family members.

If the A/C unit is turned on and the air that is blowing out of the vents has a musty or moldy smell, it should be checked out right away. A musty smell is an indicator of potential problems, like mold growth. The HVAC system is comprised of many different parts, and an HVAC vent cleaning can be performed by a skilled technician. This is the best way to get dust, mildew, and mold effectively removed.

Taking a feather duster or damp cloth to the vents is a good way to remove surface dust. Unfortunately, you will not be able to reach all areas of the ducts and vents. That is why it is best to reach out to the professionals, as they have the proper equipment and skills to ensure a thorough cleaning.

Don’t allow your home air quality to be compromised. Contact the professionals for duct cleaning, maintenance, and indoor air quality testing, to ensure that your HVAC system is performing well at all times. Protect your home and your family’s health in every season.