Which IAQ systems do you have in your home?
Your indoor air quality equipment is an important part of your central heating and cooling system! While your furnace, heat pump or air conditioner is responsible for climate control, your indoor air quality system makes sure that the conditioned air in your home is as healthy and fresh as possible.
Here are some indoor air quality systems that you may want to consider for your home. If you’re interested in one of these systems, make sure you get in touch with your local heating and air contractor.
Air cleaners. These are one of the healthiest additions you can make to your HVAC system. They use innovative technology to filter out even the smallest particles from your indoor air.
UV light system. A UV light system destroys bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts. This can help eliminate unpleasant odors and improve the quality of the air you breathe. Bonus! Many models are low maintenance – you only have to replace the bulb once a year.
Humidifiers. Winter is a great time to talk about a whole home humidifier. The lower the humidity in your home, the colder your home actually feels. A whole-home humidifier is a great way to alleviate static, cold air, dry skin and more during the winter. Just don’t make it so that you have too much of a good thing. You don’t want to encourage mold growth.
Thermostats. These are not optional components of an IAQ system, but they are important to mention while talking about indoor air quality. You can set temperature, humidity levels and more at your thermostat.
Good air quality starts with your filter. Make sure you are changing your filter often enough to keep your indoor air fresh, clean and healthy.
When was the last time you changed your furnace filter?