Have you ever walked through your front door and stifled a sneeze? Do you sometimes experience insomnia? Poor indoor air quality can make your home less comfortable and even put your health at risk. To boost your indoor air quality in Jefferson, LA, consider these four HVAC add-ons.

Air Cleaners

A high-quality air cleaner’s filter captures tiny but dangerous particles that might otherwise re-circulate throughout your home. This includes allergens that could complicate your asthma symptoms or irritate your nasal passages. American Standard’s CleanEffects air cleaners, for example, feature Harvard-verified technology that traps contaminants but doesn’t reduce air flow, which means enhanced comfort no matter what the season.

UV Lights

In addition to air cleaners, consider installing UV lamps on your HVAC unit. UV light kills allergens and other airborne pathogens that threaten your comfort and your health. It tackles viruses and bacteria in addition to common respiratory irritants. The light prevents viruses and bacteria from replicating so you don’t constantly breathe in those cells. 

Detectors

Carbon monoxide, smoke, and combustible gas detectors stay alert for the presence of harmful threats in your home long after you fall asleep. Install them in kitchens, in living areas, and near bedrooms. Even small traces of carbon monoxide, for instance, can prove dangerous, so keep your detectors maintained and powered for the best protection.

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

Most homes in Louisiana can benefit from dehumidifiers thanks to the wet, hot climate. However, some homes experience low levels of moisture that cause dry, flaky skin, and respiratory complications. Ask your HVAC technician to measure the humidity in your home to decide whether your need to reduce or increase it.

Humidifiers and dehumidifiers come in all shapes and sizes. The portable models work on a small space, such as a single room, while whole-house models constantly monitor the humidity levels in your home and adjust accordingly. Keeping your humidity levels in the right range will improve your comfort and indoor air quality.

To take advantage of these HVAC add-ons, contact Bryans United Air Conditioning at 504-208-2071 to schedule an appointment.

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