Correcting indoor air quality concerns isn’t a one-size-fits-all scenario. Your inside air can be affected by various structural and environmental factors in your home and community. Since the conditions might be unique to your residence, it’s best to seek out expert advice. Engineered Air’s Comfort Specialists will pinpoint what’s in the air you breathe and then tailor solutions designed specifically for your home. Here’s a look at some of the options that might be recommended for making your indoor air healthier:
How to Purify Your Air
While your air conditioner’s filter helps remove some particles from the air, its real job is protecting your HVAC equipment from dust and debris build up. To gain greater filtration levels, you may want to consider a whole-home air purifier. This equipment works in conjunction with your AC or heat pump to filter conditioned air before it’s circulated throughout a home. Whole-home systems are markedly more effective at cleaning indoor air than standard AC filters that just aren’t made for the job.
Freshen Air with a Ventilator
If your home is relatively new, chances are it’s buttoned up tight to conserve energy while preventing air leaks. While tight seals are very effective at helping keep conditioned air in, they can also trap pollutants inside, as well. Unfortunately, many pollutants are derived from indoor products. Cooking emissions, air fresheners, office supplies and laundry products can each lead to excessive indoor pollution. A good ventilation system is important for expelling these materials and pulling fresh air into your home. An energy recovery ventilator is helpful in this case, providing a healthy exchange of indoor and outdoor air. Filtration of incoming air helps prevent the introduction of unwanted outside particulates, and recovery of cooling energy from outgoing air keeps your cooling costs in check.
How to Manage Moisture (Humidity)
As any Florida resident knows, humidity is a big issue. Not only does it make it feel hotter than it really is, it can also promote the growth of mold and mildew. If your air conditioning system isn’t keeping up with removing moisture from your indoor air, your Comfort Specialist may recommend taking a more deliberate approach by adding a dehumidifier to your HVAC lineup.
How UV Lights Can Help Air Quality
If destroying harmful bacteria is what you have in mind, your Comfort Specialist may suggest UV lighting. This HVAC system add-on can be installed in your air handler to address mold and bacteria development in the area. It can also be used in ducts to prevent mold growth and damage.
Contact Professional HVAC Experts
If it’s time to address your indoor air quality, Engineered Air is there to serve. Our Comfort Specialists look at the big picture, providing you with tailored solutions. Just call us today for help raising the quality the indoor air in your Coral Springs, FL, home.