4 Ways an Air Quality Control System Can Benefit Your Home
Have you ever given much thought about the airflow in your home? Airflow can control the particles in the air which can lead to the amount of dust that settles on your furniture and carpet. Air filtration controls how much dust and pollen is removed from your indoor air with each cycle through the HVAC. Your air conditioner’s filter can help improve the air quality inside your home, but it can only do so much. Those with sensitive airways or immune systems – or who live in regions that are especially dusty or pollen-rich – may struggle to maintain the air quality they need to remain safe and healthy.
Your HVAC filter alone may not be enough. It may clog regularly or simply not have a high enough MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) unless you break the bank on monthly replacements. This is why an air quality control system can make an important difference in your home. If you need good air quality at home with minimal irritants, danders, dust mites, and allergens, the solutions available can significantly increase your indoor air quality and improve home health and safety.
How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Improving your indoor air quality can be done in several ways. You can reduce the dust and pollen brought into the home with well-sealed windows and opening doors with care. You can also clean away air pollutants that settle on surfaces, carpets, and soft furnishings. This way, the dust is removed from your home instead of blowing back into the air when next disturbed.
However, the best way to increase the indoor air quality is to improve your air filtration. This is your home’s ability to pull pollutants out of the air when air cycles through the HVAC system. The air filter you change monthly is at the air intake point for your HVAC. It is designed to keep your air quality tolerable and keep the inside of your HVAC unit reasonably dust-free.
What You Should Know About Indoor Air Pollution
It is a common misconception that the air is always cleaner indoors. Indoor air tends to have fewer pollen particles and car exhaust fumes, but there are other pollutants indoors. Older furniture and cabinets may exude chemical gasses for many years. Cleaning products, paint, and cooking oils can fill the air. Simply containing living beings, such as yourself, indoors will increase the build-up of carbon dioxide and small illness-passing particles in the air. Pollen and exhaust pollution can also get in through doors, windows, and intakes, so indoor air is never completely clean – and can even be worse than the outdoor air in some conditions.
A high MERV-rated air filter or a multi-stage air quality control system can help remove all these pollutant types at the particle level as air passes through the system.
The Benefits of Indoor Air Quality Control Systems
Clear and Easy Breathing
When your air is cleaner, you and others in your household will be able to breathe easier. You are less likely to wake up congested in the morning or have a rattling cough at night. Those with asthma will have fewer attacks with fewer airborne irritants at home.
Fewer Allergies Year-Round
A home can capture allergens and keep you sneezing all year long. With indoor air quality control systems, you can remove those allergens as soon as they get in the house, so being at home is a relief from allergies instead of a reuptake of last season’s pollen.
Deeper and Healthier Sleep
Deep sleep relies on deep breathing. When the air quality of your home is improved, so is the quality of your sleep. If you have trouble sleeping or wake up unable to breathe comfortably, and air quality control system can significantly improve your depth and length of sleep each night.
Less Weekly Dusting
Finally, improved air quality means less dusting in the long term. With far fewer dust particles in the air, there are fewer to settle on your surfaces and furniture. It will take longer for your house to get dusty when using an indoor air quality control system, and you won’t find as many hidden dust-bunny kingdoms even in the lost, unswept corners of the house.
Why Invest in a Whole-Home Air Filtration System
Air quality in your home matters. Young children, elderly grandparents, the immune-compromised, asthmatic, highly allergic, and the migraine-prone should all be careful about indoor air quality and especially air quality at home. Those with high sensitivity also need higher MERV-rated filters in the air intake. But if your air quality can’t reach your needed standards, a whole-home air filtration system provides that extra boost.
Air Filtration Systems Are Different Than Your HVAC Filter
An air quality control system or air filtration system is a separate unit from your HVAC. While your typical air filter is just one filter leading to the HVAC chamber, an air quality control system is a separate unit that intakes air, filters almost all the unwanted particles of dust, pollen, and pollutants out, and then cycles the clean air back into your home. This reduces stress on your normal HVAC filter, which will have fewer pollutants to filter with each cycle.
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality with Help from the Experts at Bud Matthews
Bud Matthews is your go-to source for reliable HVAC services. We are proud to serve customers throughout Chatham, Durham, and Orange Counties since 1981. Boost the power of your air filter by adding an indoor air quality control system to your home’s utilities. You will enjoy cleaner air, increase the health and safety of your family, and make it easier to clean the house all at once. Contact us today to find out more.
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