If you're like most Carolina residents, your home is closed up tightly during the majority of the year, both during the height of the cold weather AND the warm weather seasons. This can lead to your indoor air quality becoming rather stale as the same air is re-circulated repeatedly throughout your house. Fortunately, there are several HVAC add-ons that can help improve that air quality while still keeping your home toasting in the winter and cool and comfortable during the summer.
1. Electronic filters.
These add-ons help to remove allergens, pet dander, dust and other particles from the air as it passes through your HVAC system. The filter attracts the particles by drawing them to the filter via a process of ionization. These types of filters can be attached to either your heating or cooling system (or both.) There are even models that add moisture to the air as they filter away allergens.
2. UV filters.
These types of filters destroy harmful particles, viruses and bacteria in the air with ultraviolet rays before they can be circulated throughout your house.
3. Carbon monoxide detectors.
One of the most harmful substances that can invade your home is carbon monoxide. This by-product of your furnace's combustion system is funneled out of your home via the chimney and the vents. However, a blockage in these vents can cause deadly gas to accumulate in your home. While a detector can't remove CO2 from your indoor air, it can alert your family to its presence and give you time to vacate your home until the problem can be resolved.
4. Whole house humidifiers.
Moist air offers a number of advantages. You'll feel more comfortable in the winter in lower temperatures. You won't have to worry about those irritating shocks from static electricity and your sinuses will feel better. You'll also dramatically reduce the amount of virus germs and bacteria in your air.
Improving your home's indoor air quality doesn't have to be an impossible task. To learn more about getting the most out of the HVAC systems in your North Carolina home, contact Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.