Your home’s HVAC system can play an important role in both your comfort and your health during the fall and winter months. Although Brevard County’s temperatures may be mild enough that air conditioning is no longer essential, your air conditioner or heat pump may still be used to promote good airflow throughout your home. The following are some important ways that your health can be affected by the function and care of your system.
Humidity Management with Your HVAC System
The moisture in the air of your home can promote the development of pollutants like mold and bacteria, which could be a problem for allergy sufferers. Ideally, your relative humidity levels should not exceed 50 percent, but this can be difficult to achieve in a Florida home without using the air conditioning setting on your cooling system or heat pump. If your home tends to have excess humidity, updating to a variable-speed system that allows dehumidification when cooling is not needed is a good idea.
Indoor Air Quality Management
Your air filter is a small part of your strategy for maintaining healthy air in your home. You should change your filter frequently when your system operates heavily. Even if you will only be running the fan or using the system for humidity control, a dirty filter can stress your equipment. Additionally, fall maintenance of your HVAC system is helpful for cleaning the air handler components that tend to collect mold and bacteria, an excellent strategy for maintaining a healthy air supply through both the fall and winter months. This is also an excellent time to consider installing a germicidal air purifier to keep cold and flu germs at bay.
A reliable ventilation system can contribute to a healthy home, especially if it includes a dehumidification feature. Consider updating to an energy recovery ventilator to ensure that indoor pollutants are consistently removed from your space and to minimize the impact on home humidity levels.
Let Weather Engineers Help with Your HVAC System
When it comes to keeping the air in your home clean and safe for you and your loved ones to breathe, your HVAC system is your first line of defense. That’s why the HVAC professionals at Weather Engineers offer a variety of products and services designed to keep you comfortable while improving your home’s indoor air quality in the process. If you’d like to learn more tips on improving the quality of the air in your home, give us a call or contact us today.
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