Most HVAC systems can keep your home at a reasonable temperature, but they need extra help to make your home truly feel comfortable. With the following three components, your HVAC system can heat, cool, and do so much more for your New Orleans home.

Dehumidifier

With warm temperatures and a humid climate year-round, New Orleans keeps homeowners on their toes with constant indoor moisture challenges. Though air conditioners can manage moisture levels to some extent, repeated humidity issues can cause an air conditioner to age more quickly than it otherwise would.

A whole-home dehumidifier works with your home’s HVAC system to pull excess moisture from the air. Instead of placing portable dehumidifiers in various rooms throughout the house, a whole-home dehumidifier manages humidity throughout the house every time you cycle your HVAC system.

Air Purifier

High humidity in the New Orleans area can contribute to dust mites, mold growth, and even aggravated seasonal allergies. When the standard HVAC air filter isn’t enough to keep your indoor air quality at a healthy level, consider installing an air purifier.

Like a dehumidifier, a whole-home air purifier works with your existing HVAC system to clean and purify the air. Depending on the model you choose, an air purifier can capture and kill pollen, pet dander, mold, and viruses. With an appliance like this, you can breathe easy even on the stuffiest fall days.

Ventilator

Newer houses are typically constructed with tight building envelopes that ventilate naturally, but older homes often struggle with effective ventilation. If your home tends to be stuffy in the fall and year-round, don’t hesitate to get help from a professional, since poor ventilation can contribute to severe moisture issues throughout your home and attic.

An energy-recovery ventilator pushes stale air out of your home while drawing in a constant supply of fresh air. This device also helps your HVAC system save energy by pre-cooling the air on warm fall days.

Ready to give your HVAC system a boost? Call the New Orleans indoor air quality experts at Bryan’s United Air Conditioning: (504) 208-2071.

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