Indoor air quality has become a main area of concern for many people over the years, particularly in Florida. As our homes become more energy efficient, the quality of the air can decline. To increase the efficiency of our air conditioning systems, homes have been sealed more tightly. While this saves energy and money, it can result in lower indoor air quality, causing discomfort for family members with allergies and asthma. But there are immediate steps you can take to improve the air quality of your home along with products you can install to further reduce allergens, pet dander and mold.
Change your air filters often!
Air filters are a component of your air conditioning system. You may have one or several throughout your home, depending on its size and layout. Air filters are designed to trap particles in the air before it flows through your system which helps improve air quality. They can help to reduce orders in your home from smoke and pet dander and they help to reduce pollen, bacteria, dust, mold and more. Regular filter replacement can reduce your energy bill and protect your HVAC system which will extend its useful life.
But not all filters are the same! Ratings and material make a difference when it comes to performance. The higher the rating number, the smaller the particles captured. Carbon filters are best for removing odors and keep your home smelling fresh. Fiberglass filters feel sturdy but their ratings are low which means they are less effective. Regardless of the type of filter you choose, it is important to change them regularly in order to keep your system operating at peak efficiency and to help maintain good air quality.
Maintaining optimal humidity levels in your home helps to control your indoor air quality. Higher humidity levels can contribute to the growth of mold and can also provide the perfect environment for dust mites and other unsavory pests to live. One solution recommended by some is to keep your HVAC system running more often. However this strategy can take a toll on your wallet through higher utility bills. It also takes a toll on your system which has to run more often to keep your home cooler than you really need or want it to be. This is especially challenging in our delightfully humid Florida summer months!
A better solution is to install a whole home dehumidifier. These units are designed to pull the humidity out of your air. As a result, your air feels cooler and your HVAC system does not have to work as hard to make your comfortable. The end result is a more comfortable home, more money in your wallet and better indoor air quality.
The Carrier Performance series dehumidifier is available in two sizes providing you with a whole home solution or an answer to correcting humidity in one or two rooms. The are designed to work with your existing system in several ways or they can operate independently.
Too often, mold and bacteria flourish within the the coils of your indoor heating and cooling system. This spreads contaminants throughout your home when your HVAC system is in operation. Adding UV lamps helps to protect your system. They target harmful organisms that negatively affect HVAC efficiency, reliability, and performance, and degrade indoor air quality. UV Lamps operate silently and are tucked out of sight. They have a bulb life expectancy of 9000 hours and they protect your health as well as the integrity of HVAC equipment.
Performance Series Germicidal UV Lamps offered by Carrier mean lights out for mold and bacteria! They kill the organisms that can grow on the indoor coil of your cooling system. This helps to improve your air quality and it increases your system performance as well.
Use Qualified Technicians for HVAC System Maintenance
Air Quality Control makes it easy to keep your HVAC system running at its best and protecting your indoor air quality. We’ve assembled a team of NATE-certified, factory qualified technicians who are dedicated to superior service and customer satisfaction.
Each of our installation and service technicians are company employees. We use no subcontractors, thereby assuring the highest quality workmanship, and protection of our customers. Our uniformed professionals show up on time, perform thorough cleaning and maintenance, and leave no mess behind.