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Read this if you’re in the market for a new house with the hopes of energy efficiency.
Is increased energy efficiency on your wish list for your next house? There are a lot of things your realtor can help you with, but energy efficiency and your HVAC system aren’t on that list. Here are three tips about HVAC your realtor might not tell you that you need to know before purchasing a new home:
The majority of home buyers will have an inspection done before closing on a property. This is great, but you should also consider having your own HVAC tech examine the unit before you sign on the dotted line. Your tech can spot even small problems and give you an idea of what it will take to fix them. This step can help ensure you aren’t stuck with an energy-sucking HVAC system.
No matter how well a system is running, its age will have an impact on its performance, specifically on its energy efficiency. Most HVAC units will start to decline at about 15 years of age, even if they seem to be still functioning properly. Advances in heating and cooling technology mean a new unit will save you significantly over time and make your home more energy efficient.
Don't play a guessing game with your new home's HVAC system. Ensure energy efficiency by calling in the experts at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.Read More >>
Improving your indoor air quality can be as easy as 1-2-3.
Summer is the height of allergy season, and with it comes compromised indoor air quality. What can you do when you’re still sneezing after you get inside? Take a look at three ways to say goodbye to those pesky airborne pollutants this summer:
Your air filter is the doorway to your air conditioning system. What goes in can also come out if your filter is dirty. Changing the air filter is the easiest way to help keep your indoor air clean. The filter traps pollutants, including allergens, and prevents them from getting pulled into your HVAC. Not only does this help protect the cooling system from those pollutants, but it also keeps those pollutants from recirculating throughout your home.
A good air filtration system will trap up to 98% of airborne pollutants and keep them from blowing around in your house and irritating your sinuses, eyes, skin, and respiratory system. Some of the things that could be floating around your home without you even knowing include mold, bacteria, pet dander, pollen, smoke, and household chemicals. Getting rid of these with a filtration system can help you breathe easier and feel better.
Air that is very humid is going to hold onto pollution more readily than air that is less humid. A dehumidifier in the summer can keep your indoor relative humidity in check and help reduce the pollutant levels.
No one wants to breathe polluted air, especially in your own home. To say goodbye to airborne pollutants and improve your indoor air quality, reach out to the pros at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today.Read More >>