Is your indoor air stale? Stuffy air could be caused by one or a combination of underlying problems. If you’re wondering why your house feels stuffy, here are potential reasons to give you a heads up.
Ideally, your indoor humidity level in the cold season should fall between 40% to 60%. Below 40% means your home is at risk of the effects of low humidity. A consistently low humidity level can cause serious damage to wood furniture, fixtures, and other parts of your home. Plus, you and your family can become more vulnerable to cold and other health issues. When your home feels stuffy due to the low moisture level, a humidifier is an effective solution.
Suffocated Air Ducts
A dirty duct system disables your home’s ventilation and impedes the proper operation of your heating system. With a pile of dirt, dust, debris, and pet dander in the ducts, it’s not surprising for your indoor air to feel stale. If your ductwork hasn’t had a proper cleaning for quite some time, it could affect the quality of air in your home.
Poor air circulation can make your indoor air terribly stale. When proper ventilation is deprived, it further increases the growth of air pollutants, including dust, mold, and other harmful particles. But by making sure your ventilation is efficient, you won’t have to endure that stale air anymore.
If there’s a leak, either in your home or HVAC S system, it limits your comfort system from delivering the air effectively, thus adding to that uncomfortable feeling indoors. Keeping all airways, including cracks and holes properly sealed optimizes your system’s performance and boosts your comfort.
Lack of Maintenance
Along with good ventilation and the right humidity level, it takes a well-maintained HVAC system to keep quality indoor air. Schedule a maintenance service this fall to make sure your system is ready for the cold months ahead.
If any of these issues aren’t addressed, you’ll continue to suffer from that lingering stuffy air in your Middlesex, NJ home. Fortunately, with a couple of upgrades and system maintenance, you can get fresh, clean, and healthy indoor air throughout the year.
Breathe healthy air and live a comfortable life with the help of our IAQ specialists at Supreme Heating & Air Conditioning. Contact us today!
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