Your home is an investment. You pay a monthly mortgage, utility bills, and other costs. It’s a place that you can call your own and provides you with security and peace of mind. You should feel comfortable in your home and that could be hindered by bad air quality. Moving inside from outdoors can invite pollen and other debris that can hamper the quality of your air. Bad air can affect the quality of your sleep, your health, and your overall happiness. So what are some easy ways to ensure that your home’s air quality is doing well?
Is Your Home is Well Ventilated?
If you want to go the natural way during the summer months you can open your windows and doors (with screens on!) to get some fresh summer breezes flowing through your home. Be sure to check the pollen level before doing so because those of us that are symptomatic to pollen might end up suffering! You can also promote healthy indoor airflow and quality by making sure your HVAC system has good intake.
Monitor Your Home’s Humidity
If you want to prevent any possible mold build-up you should have a humidity level that is between 30 and 50 percent. You may need to purchase a dehumidifier for your home but it can help to deter mold spores which can cause illness.
Try an Air Purifier
Pollen. Pet hair, dust mites, and many other debris particles can make their way into your furniture, carpet and other fabrics of your home. An air purifier will work to remove those particles from your home’s air. It can also help with asthma and allergy problems that you may be experiencing due to poor air quality.
Bring Your Outdoors Inside
If you want to improve the quality of your homes air and the oxygen content you may do so by inviting some houseplants into your home. Not only are they great to look at and add warmth they also will help with your air. However, be wary of plants that might cause your house pets harm. Certain species of plants can be harmful to cats and dogs if ingested.
Not as many people are smoking these days as they were 10 or even 25 years ago. However, if you still smoke in your home you could be inviting thousands of dangerous chemicals to stick to your walls. This includes carcinogens that create unsightly stains on your paint and foul odor in your home that becomes harder to detect by someone who lives there.
Don’t use Aerosols
Aerosols can be dangerous for your home as they can be inhaled by your family and lead to sickness. They can also cause skin irritation and in some case trigger heart problems in people.
Maintain Your HVAC System
One of the best ways to maintain great air quality is by having the right HVAC service. You should have it professionally inspected and cleaned yearly. If you would like to set up an inspection you can call the team at American Cool and Heat to schedule a date and time that works best for you 818-722-8634.
Is your current HVAC system on its last leg? Finding the right system for your home can make a tremendous difference in your year round comfort. Also air quality, and overall happiness. When you are in the market for a new HVAC system you may want to consider going ductless. Having a ductless cooling and heating system installed offers many benefits. Also, key reasons for ductless systems create a more efficient, functional and better home for you to live in. Before you dial up your nearest HVAC company and have them install another duct system into your home, let’s go over Three reasons why you may want to go ductless this time around:
They Take Up Less Space
When you want to get a new system you should consider you current ductwork. It may be in your basement or attic but one thing is for certain; it takes up a lot of space. When you look at the traditional HVAC system it can be mounted to your exterior walls and can save floor space. This means you won’t have to take up room in your basement or other parts of your home. Think of all the uses for the space that is save: small office area, reading nook, more room for holiday decoration storage! Another great advantage is that they take less time to install than duct work HVACs typically do!
Get Ready to Save Money!
If you like to make the most of your hard earned cash then this is the system for you! With ductless HVAC you can create and control your temperature through the use of “zones” in your home. This is great for when you want just the dining area cool. Perhaps just the living room heated depending on the seasons. Forget waiting for the entire house to heat or cool like you would with a duct system.
You can save money by only focusing on the room you are currently occupying. And you can set things to the right temp before you head to bed. So that when you lay down you are comfortable. Similar to warming up your car in winter so you won’t have clattering teeth on the drive to work! Ductless systems will be your best friend if you own a carriage house, in law suite or have a renter living in a separate area.
Home Comfort Benefits
You may be familiar with the phrase “Happy wife, happy life”? In this case, its “Comfortable wife, comfortable life.” With ductless heating you can remain comfortable throughout the seasons. There won’t be anyone wrapping up in blankets, piling on hoodies in the winter or stripping down bathing suits in the summer. With that zoned heating we mentioned earlier you are going to have a house that keeps its temperature in the rooms you want it to be kept.
You will be in control of what zones are kept cool or hot. Which will keep things regulated and free of unpredictable chills or hot spells. Furthermore, your ductless system will be quieter than your current duct system. Take some time to imagine it: cool/cozy and quiet.
If you are interesting in a free consultation for your next HVAC Service you can call the team at American Cool and Heat today 818-722-8634