Importance of In-Home Air Quality

In-home air quality includes both proper humidity control and filtering. Often based on seasonal conditions, the ability to control the moisture content in your home can have a large impact on your personal comfort. For instance, Summertime humidity may require the use of an air conditioner or dehumidifier to remove moisture in the air in your home. In the winter, cold dry air can infiltrate your home and a humidifier may be needed to add moisture to increase your in homes comfort.

Air Cleaners, Humidifiers, and Dehumidifiers

An air cleaner is used to clean the circulating air in your home and help keep your furnace and distribution system cleaner, removing dust, mold, pollen, and other contaminates.  Used in conjunction with humidity control with a humidifier or dehumidifier can enhance your home comfort in addition to extending the life of your HVAC components and equipment.

An Overview

The following is a quick review of these important component part of your HVAC system. Our experts can discuss and review specifics that may be the best option for your particular home and comfort. 

Air Cleaners
Air cleaners work not only to remove unhealthy and harmful particulates from your home’s air such as mold, pet dander, airborne viruses, pollen, and odors, but they are also effective in reducing dust buildup keeping your home cleaner while improving your home's energy efficiency.
In the winter months when your furnace is warming your home, it is also drying out the air it circulates. The use of a humidifier, controls the moisture in the air to improve your personal sleep and comfort. It also can prevent other items in your home including furniture, hardwood floors and decorations from drying out, preventing cracking or warping from the dry air.

In contrast to adding moisture to the air in the winter, often the use of a dehumidifier may be necessary during the warmers months when the humidity is already high. Too much moisture in the air can increase allergy and asthma symptoms, as well as attracting unwanted pests that thrive in moist or damp conditions in your home.

How we can help ?

We will be happy to review options for a properly sized air cleaner on your HVAC system and discuss if there is a need for humidity control and whether the addition of a humidifier or dehumidifier is appropriate for your home comfort.