Enhancing your indoor air quality could improve the efficiency of your home’s air conditioning system in the coming months in San Bernardino County. In fact, year-round attention to your indoor air can enable your heating and air conditioning to provide better comfort levels with less energy. Although modern construction can improve energy efficiency in the home, one of the drawbacks is that indoor air quality can be negatively impacted due to the air tight sealing that is accomplished. Indoor air can be significantly more polluted than outdoor air because of the limitations of natural ventilation. Following are some important strategies for managing the pollutants in your home’s air supply.
Purification and Ventilation Matter
Your air filter can help to remove solid particles from the air supply in your home, but as filters clog, more particles pass into the air handler and settle on interior parts. This can promote the development of mold and bacteria in your air handler, which could lead to further contamination of the air. By supplementing your HVAC system with an air cleaner, you could further purify the circulating air, especially if you invest in a germicidal air cleaner, which can trap and destroy biological materials. You may also want to think about installing a UV lamp in your air handler to destroy those germs that settle in the space.
Ventilation is important for maintaining fresh air and diluting gaseous contaminants in your home’s air supply. A recovery ventilator is ideal because it exhausts dirty air from your structure as it pulls in fresh air from outside. To avoid a negative impact on your energy bills, you may want to opt for an energy recovery ventilator, which will recapture energy from the outgoing air to heat or cool the incoming supply.
Excessive humidity can make your home feel too hot during the summer, but inadequate humidity can also affect your comfort and health levels during the winter. A thermostat that monitors the relative humidity of your home can provide the feedback needed to determine when and how moisture may be impacting your comfort levels. Additionally, you might consider supplementing your HVAC system with humidity control equipment. As you look to the future, you may want to keep advanced humidity management features in mind as you evaluate your next HVAC system.
Consistent preventive maintenance is crucial for maximizing your home’s indoor air quality and comfort levels. Our trained HVAC technicians at Elite Climate Control are pleased to provide thorough heating and air conditioning maintenance solutions for the residents of Victorville and surrounding communities.