5 Steps to Ringing in the New Year With Better IAQ
If you’ve been dealing with dust, mold, or high humidity in your Kenner, Louisiana, home, this is the perfect time of year to tackle these persistent indoor pollution issues. From upgrading to a smart thermostat to reducing humidity, follow these five steps to ringing in the new year with better indoor air quality.
Replace Your HVAC Air Filter
For most homeowners, improving indoor air quality starts with making key updates to your HVAC system. The easiest way to do this is to ring in the new year with a brand new air filter. These disposable filters are essential for removing dust, pet dander, and other debris from the air, and helping your family breathe easily.
At Bryans United Air Conditioning, we recommend replacing your HVAC system’s air filter at least every 90 days. Mark your calendar to make sure this easy task doesn’t slip through the cracks, and consider replacing the filter even more often during seasons when your HVAC system is running constantly.
Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat
If you haven’t already upgraded to a smart thermostat, there’s never been a better time to make the change. Our team can easily advise you which thermostat pairs best with your existing heating and cooling system, and we can show you how to set the device up, too. First, we’ll show you how to use your smart thermostat to moderate humidity levels in your home, and how to receive air filter replacement reminders via the device. With timed alerts, you’ll never have to worry again about compromising your air quality by letting your air filter go too long without a replacement.
One of the biggest perks of this type of device is that you’ll rarely have to adjust it manually. Instead, you can program your family’s ideal heating and cooling schedule to keep the air quality high and the whole family comfortable. During the heating season, our team will advise you to set your smart thermostat to 68 degrees and then set it to dial back the temperature by 10 degrees when you’re asleep or out for the day. That way, you’ll save energy without compromising your air quality.
Invest in an Air Purifier
Replacing your air filter regularly will certainly give your indoor air quality a boost, but that isn’t always enough, especially if you have pets or if your family members suffer from allergies. Fortunately, a high-powered air purifier such as the AccuClean Whole-Home Air Filtration System can help.
This device is designed to remove up to 99.98 percent of the contaminants from your home’s air, trapping even the most microscopic particles. In fact, it’s 100 times more powerful than a standard air filter, and it works seamlessly with your HVAC system. For a substantial air quality upgrade, this is a smart solution.
Reduce Humidity Levels
Kenner is known for its high humidity levels in every season, and sometimes even the most advanced HVAC system isn’t quite up to the challenge of keeping those levels in check. If your home frequently seems too damp, one of our humidity-focused indoor air quality components can help.
Whole-home dehumidifiers are designed to work side-by-side with your HVAC system, pulling excess humidity from the air. Not only do they make your home more comfortable for the whole family, but these devices can also help your HVAC system run more smoothly and last longer.
Eliminate Mold for Good
No matter how frequently you tidy your house, mold has a way of making itself at home in dark, damp places. While a whole-home dehumidifier can help make your home a less hospitable place for mold, you may need a stronger solution.
To tackle major mold issues, our team often recommends ultraviolet (UV) germicidal lamps. These devices target your heating and cooling unit, stopping mold growth in its tracks, preventing this substance from dispersing itself throughout the house, and giving your indoor air quality a dramatic boost.
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