What Happens When You Have Stale Air In Your Home

What Happens When You Have Stale Air In Your Home

Stale air is either air which is totally not being circulated or which is being circulated poorly. Uncirculated air is unhealthy on its own considering the possibility of presence of toxic chemicals. A person’s indoor quality of air greatly affects their cooling and heating system not forgetting their well-being and overall health status. Poor air circulation is brought about by different factors which bring in unpleasant smell. With this into consideration, it’s important to identify signs of stale air and how to take care of the problem.

The following are some negative effects of stale air:

Wear on your HVAC system
Stale air increases chances of more particles ending up in your cooling and heating structure components especially if your fiberglass filter is standard (1 –inch). Dirt on components such as AC evaporator coil and the motor could reduce their work span.

Poor general health
Not having any respiratory disorder, living under stale air could bring you respiratory clogging, watery eyes, a chronic cough or more health issues related to allergic conditions. Stale air also causes frequent headaches and fatigue. Such signs could be from lSow-level accumulation of Carbon (ii) oxide, which is highly toxic or from high volume of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Exposure to stale air for a long time increases the risk of circulatory-system health disorders e.g. hypertension and coronary-artery disorder.

Asthma symptoms and allergy
Allergic reactions are sometimes triggered by air contaminants e.g. pollen, dust mites etc. These contaminants could go ahead and irritate their air pathways to the extent of causing asthma attacks to persons with the disorder through common allergens, upholstery, smoke elements among many more.

Increased energy bills
Floating particles in your home increases dirt build up in your cooling and heating structures. It’s advised to inspect the air filter for dust accumulation each month and replace the filter if necessary. Dirty filters reduce your system’s effectiveness by 5-15%.

Here are some possible solutions to achieve clean indoor air and eliminate stale air.

• Change the air filter monthly
HVAC filters with 5 or higher MERV are recommended. Air filters with 7-13 MERV are almost as efficient as High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters with the capacity to trap 90%+ of contaminants. People with asthma or allergic conditions are advised to use a filter with 11-12 MERV. We recommend changing them monthly.

• Improve ventilation
Consult us at Dove AC about upgrading your ventilation system. Currently, a supply system to bring in outdoor fresh air is the best option.

• Manage humidity levels
High humidity intensities (above 50%) facilitate growth of dust mites and mold. A whole-house dehumidifier can serve well a home with mold or high humid levels. These systems decrease humidity in air coming in and can fit in your ductwork.

• Install an air cleaner
Various whole-house air cleansers have the ability to eliminate tiny microbial contaminants e.g. bacteria, mold spores and lung-irritant elements.

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