Insufficient ventilation, excess humidity, and faulty temperature control can not only cause discomfort, but health issues too. That’s why improving indoor air quality (IAQ) should be a priority for all homeowners. Fortunately, preventing poor air quality is easy when you maintain your HVAC system on a regular basis. Not sure where to start? Learn more about air quality and how you can improve the quality of the air in your home below. Symptoms of Poor Indoor Air Quality Inadequate indoor air quality in homes both old and new may have an impact on the health of you and your loved ones. Poor air quality can cause headaches and irritation of the eyes, nose, lungs, and throat. Certain asthma symptoms can be triggered, including wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. In extreme cases, long-term exposure to poor air quality can even cause certain respiratory diseases and cancer. Preventing Poor Indoor Air Quality In Your Home When it comes to improving the IAQ in your home, your HVAC system is your home’s first line of defense. Most air conditioning and heating systems have specific components that need regular maintenance. The most important parts and components are the air filters, supply fans, controls, cooling towers, boilers, heating coils, cooling coils, and relief fans. Lack of maintenance and non-replacement of parts may cause insufficiency with air circulation throughout homes. To prevent issues associated with indoor air quality, be sure to schedule a maintenance checkup with a reputable company at least once per year.