Air quality refers to the type and quantity of particles in the air around Timberlake, NC. The EPA advises that indoor contaminant concentrations can be two to five times higher than those outside. Here are five reasons improving your indoor air quality is a wise investment for your home.
Improved Respiratory Health
Firstly, improved respiratory health is one of the major benefits of improved air quality. It doesn’t matter whether you suffer from asthma or allergies. Fewer contaminants in the air mean fewer triggers around your home.
When you suffer from allergies, you may have a runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing and sinus congestion. All of these inhibit good breathing, which negatively impacts the quality of your sleep. Removing the allergens means you not only will breathe better but will also feel more rested after sleeping.
Higher Energy Efficiency
Your air filter removes many airborne contaminants from the circulating air. However, smaller particles move deeper into your HVAC system, settling on the evaporator coil, heat exchanger and circulating fan.
All of these translate into areas where air cannot flow effectively through your system. Restricted airflow makes your system run longer to achieve your desired temperature. Improving your air quality keeps your system cleaner for longer, promoting optimal efficiency.
Fewer HVAC Repairs
In addition to reduced efficiency and climbing energy bills, airflow restrictions cause additional electrical resistance. This creates extra heat in your system in unusual places, which leads to preventable heating and AC repairs. Improve your air quality and reduce the strain that leads to these breakdowns.
Humidity both impacts the comfort of your home and influences indoor air quality. According to the EPA, the optimal indoor humidity is 30% to 50%. Your air conditioner helps to dehumidify your space as it runs. However, if your home remains overly humid, you may need to consider additional dehumidification options.
Stop suffering from poor air quality in your home. Call today to schedule a consultation with one of the indoor air quality specialists at Ted’s HVAC.
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