Indoor air quality
You don’t have to adapt your home’s air quality – you can improve it.
Your HVAC system affects more than just the temperature of your home. Here are the things that can improve indoor air quality in your house.
Most air filter manufacturers recommend changing your air filter every 3 months. That can change based on where your home is located, if you have any pets, and the age of your system and equipment. If you have pets in the home, you should consider changing your filter every 2 months, and for homes with multiple pets or people with allergies or respiratory conditions, we recommend changing your filter every 20-45 days. Vacation homes that don’t see much use can typically wait to change out filters every 9-12 months. The general consensus is, the more you use your home, the more you need to change your air filter.
Does it seem like when one member of your household gets sick, your whole family does? There’s HVAC equipment for that!
With its ability to eliminate germs before they can spread, an air purifier can be a great investment if you or a member of your family is immunocompromised.
Smart thermostats have been widely available for more than a decade now, and the consensus is clear: Yes, smart thermostats can be a worthwhile upgrade for many heating and cooling systems, trimming your utility bills while keeping your home comfortable.
The simple ability to turn on your HVAC system from your smartphone can be a boon for comfort, too. If you’re coming back from a long trip and the thermostat has been turned way down, you can set it to your normal temperature from the tarmac or the interstate an hour or two before you get home, so it’ll feel comfortable when you arrive.
Cold winters bring dry air. Dry air makes your furnace or heat pump work harder to heat your home.
Humidifier adds water vapor to the air inside your home and helps prevent the negative effects of dry air like : dry, itchy skin, bloody noses, static electricity, Gapped or cracked hardwood floors, Damaged woodwork, furniture and/or wooden musical instruments
Humidifiers also give your furnace a break. Since water vapor helps air hold heat better, your furnace won’t need to run as often to maintain the temperatures in your home.
Germicidal UV lights for HVAC systems are special ultraviolet lights that kill or deactivate viruses, bacteria, mold, and other airborne pathogens. They are commonly utilized in both residential and commercial settings. UV lights aren’t a new technology and have been used for almost a century to treat issues like tuberculosis in hospitals.
The light produced by the systems is similar to that of sunshine but at a greater intensity. Such intense illumination is capable of destroying the nucleic acids of bacteria. The bacteria’s DNA is destroyed as a result, leaving the germs unable to replicate.
In coastal regions like New Jersey, dehumidifiers can be essential to not only keep cool but also protect your home and possessions.
Although your air conditioner does dehumidify your home, adding a dehumidifier can give it a break. Because a dehumidifier’s only job is to remove humidity from the air, your air conditioner will be able to focus on cooling your home.
Removing humidity from the air can also help you feel cooler. With less water vapor, the air won’t be able to hold heat as easily. And because warm air and humidity tend to rise, a dehumidifier can help you reclaim upstairs rooms that are typically too muggy and hot.