You already know that if you need your HVAC system repaired or maintained in the Charlotte area, Real Cool Heating and Air are the ones to call. You may be surprised, however, to find out that our company offers many other services as well—and that we can dramatically improve the quality of your air, with or without an air purifier. This can be a major win for you as a homeowner.
If your home has bad air quality, you may find yourself with aggravated allergies, dry or itchy eyes, frequent bouts of coughing or sneezing, or a runny nose. So how can something as simple as HVAC repair improve the quality and cleanliness of your air and reduce these issues? Here are three ways that it’s done:
1. Sealing your duct system – If you have air quality issues, the first thing our HVAC repair crew will look at is your duct system. The ducts that are installed in a home are not always appropriate for the heating and air conditioning system there, especially in older structures. Some duct systems are too narrow and others are simply in poor condition, which means that they may have leaks. Both of these problems impact your energy efficiency, but leaks in particular also affect air quality. That’s because dust, spores, and other contaminants can enter the ducts from the basement and then get circulated throughout the home. Our repairman can seal your ducts or upgrade your system, so that the air that circulates through the house has to pass through your HVAC air filter.
2. Dehumidification – Humidity has a big impact on air quality. That’s because mold and mildew thrive in damp places. Simply installing a professional-grade dehumidifier as part of your HVAC system can reduce humidity throughout the home and alleviate mold problems and allergies.
3. Air purification – While it’s not always necessary, the ultimate solution for achieving good air quality in the home is to use an air purifier. One of our HVAC specialists can recommend a purifier that is appropriate for your situation. Generally, a purifier will use a much finer filter than the standard ones in most HVAC systems; additionally, it may use some method to sterilize the air that passes through it, such as UV light. The result is less dust and fewer microbes in your home.
What is your home’s air quality like? Have you talked to us about it? If not, call or contact us today at Real Cool Heating and Air to set up a service appointment.