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Fall Brings New IAQ Problems to the Desert

Posted on September 1, 2017

It’s great that fall is just around the corner. Yes, we know it’s still very warm, but the worst of the scorching heat should be behind us. Unfortunately, autumn can bring some new challenges to the Coachella Valley when it comes to indoor air quality (IAQ). This is the time of year the golf courses over-seed for winter. The process requires them to scalp the top layer of the existing grass which can throw a lot of dust and dirt into the air.

Call General Air Conditioning & Plumbing to test the air quality in your home and correct any problems we find. The testing is really a very simple process. Our expert technicians are trained in using the AirAdvice for Homes™ system. It takes about 30 minutes and can be done during a service call or replacement estimate. The monitor gathers data, then sends it to the AirAdvice for Homes™ computers which generate an email report detailing any indoor air pollution. You can see for yourself what’s in the air you’re breathing.

It you’re still skeptical about how IAQ affects your life, then don’t take it from us. The Environmental Protection Agency calls indoor air quality a top five threat to public health. If you need more convincing, check out this video about the dirty facts of home air quality.

Once any issues in your home are identified, the General has several options to attack the problem. There are three strategies we can use depending on the type and severity of the IAQ situation:

  • Improve ventilation
  • Filter the air
  • Purify the air

Then General has a full line of products, including the Lennox PureAir™ system. It’s a whole-house air cleaning system effective against particulates, germs, bacteria, odors, and vapors.

Make sure you don’t ignore the role our dry desert air plays in IAQ. Adding a humidifier to raise the indoor humidity to the ideal range of 35% to 50% can limit the spread of many germs and viruses. During the upcoming cool months, it will also make you feel warmer, reducing your need for heating.

Don’t let allergies and other health problems caused by poor indoor air quality ruin what is a great time of the year. Call General Air Conditioning & Plumbing to schedule your air quality testing.