Staten Island is still cold and spring is only being hinted at by the fact that temperatures have been above freezing for a while. With that said, no one is about to crack a window to let in the breeze for some fresh air because that fresh air is still really cold. But fresh air does sound quite good, especially when you’ve kept your house buttoned up for months on end and you’d been breathing filtered air all day long.
This craving for fresh air may be a sign that your indoor air quality needs a bit of a boost. And thankfully you can accomplish this goal without having to compromise your comfort. If you are looking for ways to improve your IAQ (indoor air quality), just keep reading to discover our tips and learn how we can help you.
Factors That Impact Your IAQ
Before we start, we want to give you a quick overview of what factors impact your indoor air quality. The presence of dust, pollen and allergens, the amount of fresh air, and the level of humidity in your home are all hugely important in determining how good or bad your IAQ is. It makes sense then that the best approach to improving your IAQ focuses on these areas.
3 Ways to Help You Breathe Easier At Home
We have three simple ways that you can make a big impact on your home indoor air quality and your comfort along with it.
- Deal With the Dust: Even with filters and purifiers installed in your HVAC system, dust and debris can still get through. The best way to handle this is by making sure you change out or clean your filters and purifiers on a regular basis to keep them in fit fighting form. If you use ductwork, you may also want to consider checking on the dust in your ducts and considering duct cleaning if you notice build-up.
- Bring in the Fresh Air: Heat Recovery Ventilators are great systems that allow you to enjoy fresh air without losing the heat and warmth that your heater worked so hard to produce. HRVs really help you to enjoy the best of both worlds.
- Handle the Humidity: A home with heated, filtered air may struggle with its comfort because that air can feel too dry. That dryness also impacts your ability to keep warm. Consider a humidifier for your HVAC system to balance out the humidity in your home and improve your comfort and your air quality. Worried about an overly humid home in summertime? We can answer your questions about dehumidifiers too.
Work with the Professionals
Your trusted HVAC contractors at Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning are experts at figuring out how best to improve the comfort of your home environment. One of our team members can assess the indoor air quality in your home and work with you to create a plan to boost your IAQ and your comfort together. We even provide the services you need to accomplish this goal. Whether it is a filter that needs cleaning or a humidifier installation, we are ready to help.