The occasional lingering fish dinner smell isn’t necessarily a problem, but when the air fresheners and scented candles just don’t get rid of persistent odors, it’s time to do some investigating. Mold, bacteria, dust mites, animal dander, or cat saliva could potentially be causing your home’s odor problem. And these are more serious because they are also potential allergens and infectious agents, both of which negatively affect indoor air quality (IAQ).

A common cause of unpleasant odors in the home is poor ventilation. The tell-tale signs are moisture condensation on windows or walls and stagnate air. If this sounds like your home, Goettl’s High Desert Mechanical can inspect your home’s HVAC system and determine any issues that need addressing. Getting the air to circulate properly within the home is essential to maintaining your comfort and wellbeing. Furthermore, HEPA filters will assist in filtering out dust mites, animal dander, and some microbes that regular air filters may not.

Another option for air purification (beyond HEPA filters) is to integrate germicidal UV lights. These lights help eliminate odors by inhibiting the growth of biological contaminants such as mold and bacteria. The UV lights are installed within the HVAC system to sterilize surfaces within the system, thereby purifying the air that is circulated throughout your home.

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