With extreme summer temperatures rising above 104 degrees, it’s nice to know you can take shelter inside your home.

However, it’s important your AC unit is ready for summer if you want to avoid poor air quality inside your home. How do your spot poor air quality?

Read on to learn about the sign of poor air quality.

1. Excess Humidity

With the summer season upon us, humidity tends to increase in the air. However, when you’re inside your house, you want the air to remain cool and crisp.

Even if humidity is 100 percent outdoors, you should expect the air inside to remain between 30 and 50 percent. If the humidity is lower than this, then your eyes will get dry, or you will show signs of upper respiratory infections. However, if your house is too humid, organisms will begin to grow.

If you notice the humidity inside your home is higher than normal, it’s a sign you have poor air quality indoors.

2. Unpleasant Odors

The last things you want to smell inside your home are unpleasant odors. Poor air quality means there’s an issue with the airflow. Your A/C unit is letting the air linger longer than it should, which can result in strange smells.

Also, as mentioned before, if your house has high humidity levels, it can lead to mildew, especially in the summer. Mildew is an unpleasant smell that no one wants lingering around their home.

3. Mold and Mildew

Growth of mold and mildew is the number one sign you have poor air circulation in your home. Humidity and lack of circulation will result in the growth of mold and mildew inside your home.

You can spot mold because it leaves traces of green or black spots on surfaces, such as walls, sink, tubs, and other high moisture areas. Sometimes mold-growth is not apparent as it hides behind your walls.

If you can’t visibly see mold, sometimes you will be able to smell it. Mold and mildew have a strong, musty smell.

4. Inconsistent Temperature

During hot summer days, you want your entire house to remain cool and crisp. If you notice some rooms are colder than others, it’s a sign you have a poor airflow distribution.

When you have inconsistent airflow throughout your home, it’s a sign your HVAC system can’t maintain the right temperature throughout the entire home. Sometimes the issue is quite simple to fix, but you should call an HVAC expert to take a look.

5. Allergies and Other Health Issues

If you suffer from allergies and they have gotten worse out of nowhere, you should take a look at the airflow inside your home.

When the airflow inside your home doesn’t circulate as it should, dust, pollen, and debris will collect inside your home. The excess debris will cause your allergies.

Signs Your House Has Poor Air Quality

Now that you know about these poor air quality issues, it’s time you address them. If you notice bad odors, excess humidity, inconsistent temperatures, and your allergies getting worse, it’s time you call an expert.

Above and Beyond Heating & Cooling provides residential & commercial HVAC services in OKC, Edmond, and the surrounding areas.

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