Indoor air quality affects everything from your health to how well your HVAC system runs. Consider these four indoor air quality solutions to implement in your Holly Springs, GA home.
1. Humidity Control
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that 30% and 50% indoor humidity is ideal, but around Holly Springs, it can be higher. Higher humidity encourages airborne contaminant proliferation, especially biological spores. These additional contaminants also strain your HVAC system, leading to more heating and AC repairs.
To keep the humidity in check, consider adding a dehumidifier. A model that installs as part of your system can work across your home rather than in a single room only.
Your home depends on exchanging air with the outside, venting out stale, contaminated air, exchanging it with fresh air. While houses have some natural ventilation, a ventilator helps improve the process.
There are special ventilators called Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) that also help to reduce your heating and cooling costs. They have internal heat exchangers that allow the outbound air to precondition the incoming air. This means your system doesn’t have to work as hard to achieve your ideal temperature.
3. Air Purifiers
Airborne contaminants include a variety of particles, including biological contaminants. These biological particles include bacteria and viruses, plus animal dander, pollen, and even dust mites.
Air purifiers do more than just remove these contaminants; they effectively render them inert. They do this by using technologies such as UV light.
4. Air Cleaners
Air cleaners work a little differently than purifiers in that they only remove the contaminants from the air. Many air cleaners use various forms of filters, including activated carbon.
There are also ionic air cleaners that distribute negatively charged ions into your home’s air. These ions work like a magnet, causing particles to stick together and fall from the air.
Make sure that you can breathe easily and keep your HVAC system running efficiently throughout the hot summer ahead. Call to schedule your indoor air quality consultation with one of our experts at E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning.
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