Maintaining Good IAQ in the Era of the “New Normal”

We’re now in the midst of the so-called “new normal”. Physical distancing is in full effect, and people are continuing to be encouraged to stay at home. This is done to limit your chances of getting the virus, keep yourself healthy and contribute to “flattening the curve.” However, as you stay indoors, you should make sure the air you breathe is clean and safe.


Today, Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning, your local HVAC repair and replacement contractor, discusses the importance of maintaining good indoor air quality in this current situation we’re in as well as the products we offer that are worth investing in.

About Bad Indoor Air Quality

Exposure to polluted indoor air can lead to health problems for you and your family. Common sources of indoor pollution include volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released by common household items, byproducts of fireplaces and furnaces and biological agents like pollen, animal dander and mold.

Heating and AC repair pros recommend checking for any of the following signs that indicate you’re breathing bad indoor air:

  • Allergies – Coughing, sneezing and a runny nose are often experienced while inside your home but not when you go outside when you have indoor air pollution.

  • Humidity Issues – High levels of humidity cause condensation on windows, which in itself can make your home uncomfortable.

  • Mold growth – Mold and mildew thrive in the moist areas of your home, which is another reason for you to take steps to control humidity and indoor air quality.

Fighting Poor Indoor Air Quality

Ensuring good indoor air quality starts with keeping your HVAC system in good condition by cleaning or replacing air filters at least once a month. Investing in high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters can also improve the quality of the air you breathe.

Better yet, consider air purification systems from Carrier®. As a Carrier Factory-Authorized Dealer, we recommend these air purifiers from the manufacturer:

  • Comfort™ EZ Flex Cabinet Air Filter – This system provides whole-home air filtration with the use of a high-efficiency filter. It can capture up to 65% of airborne particulates 1.0 to 3.0 microns in size.

  • Infinity® Air Purifier – This product works silently in line with your HVAC system and can make the air you breathe healthier. It uses Captures & Kills™ technology to trap up to 95% of particles, then uses an electrical charge to kill or inactivate them.

Call Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning For All Your HVAC Needs

Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning is the leading contractor for your heating repair and AC replacement needs. Call us at (415) 522-0966 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve San Francisco residents.