How Can You Improve Indoor Air Quality?

Improve Indoor Air Quality with Your HVAC System

Most people associate HVAC systems as simply a way to cool and heat a home. However, there are a variety of HVAC system components or stand-alone devices that can improve the overall quality of a home’s air as well. Temp Control offers a range of those devices or components such as air cleaners, humidifiers, UV lights, and ventilation systems that can let us breathe a little easier.

A growing concern for a lot of us, though, is the amount and kind of contaminants in the air that we do breathe. With the growing knowledge of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other airborne contaminants that exist in our homes; plus, the fact that our homes are more tightly sealed against outdoor elements, it becomes important to think about the air that is being recirculated by our HVAC systems–especially if asthma or other respiratory problems are a concern.

Maintaining the HVAC system and replacing air filters as recommended can only go so far in terms of improving air quality. In most HVAC systems, the air in a home is not being exchanged with fresh air. This is where whole-home ventilators or air cleaning systems come into play.

A whole-home air purifier or air cleaning system might be one way to trap and remove airborne particles; germs and bacteria; and chemical odors or vapors from the air. Air purifiers can be stand-alone devices or integrated into the existing HVAC system. As with any device or system, air purifiers come in a wide range of capabilities and features. Choosing the right system is a decision best made with the consultation of a trusted HVAC professional who not only understands the mechanics of your home but also knows the local environment and common breathing hazards in the area.

Another avenue to explore would be to consider a whole-home ventilation system. There are a variety of ventilator systems available, and like air purifiers, there are many systems and methods to choose from. The most common types of ventilation systems are exhaust ventilation systems and supply ventilation systems. Each comes with its own set of pros and cons. And, of course, the professionals at Temp Control will have a strong understanding of local environmental conditions and can inspect your home to best understand which system would be optimal for improving your indoor air quality.

Again, the options for improving indoor air quality are vast. Doing some independent research on whole-home ventilation systems or air cleaning systems is a good start to breathing safer, fresher air. Contacting Temp Control for a consultation would add the benefit of years of experience and knowledge that only trusted professionals could provide.