The HVAC system that heats and cools your home can do so much more than those two tasks – it can clean the air that you breathe and create the healthiest living environment possible. Here, you'll learn a little about how you can utilize your HVAC system to clean the air in your home.
Whole-House Air Filtration
Some of the best air filtration systems on the market today are designed to clean the air in your entire home. The system pulls the dirty air through the cool air return vents, into the system, pulls the contaminants out and releases the air back into your home through the air duct system.
These systems are typically used in hospital settings and in the homes of those with severe sensitivities or diseases that require clean-living. So, if you, or someone you live with suffers from allergies, asthma or another breathing or immune system disorder, this is a system to talk with your HVAC technician about.
You might not give much thought about the moisture in the air in your home. The truth is, if the air is too moist, your home is going to become damaged after some years. If you live in a humid environment, a whole-house dehumidifying system can be incorporated into the HVAC system.
The whole-house dehumidifying system works much like the air filtration system. The air is pulled into the system, the moisture removed from the air, and then, the dryer air is released into the home.
Removing the moisture from the air will help to reduce the amount of mold and mildew spores that are produced each day. If you allow the moisture to soak into the walls, furnishings and carpeting throughout your home, it will be a problem before you know it – that moisture will turn into mold and then, you'll have a huge mess to deal with.
If your home's heating and cooling system isn't maintaining a regular temperature throughout the year, the moisture levels inside the home can increase. When the temperatures rise outside, you must bring the temperatures down inside to decrease the amount of interior moisture present. Some people think that an air conditioning system is just for comfort, but the truth is, the system will help to minimize moisture damage that can become serious over a few short years.
Talk with your local HVAC contractor to learn more about the amazing features available to add on to your home heating and cooling system.