According to the latest research, more than 90% of all homes have some issues with indoor air quality. At Controlled Climate Services in Kennesaw, Georgia, the most common issues we see are emissions resulting from household cleaners, high levels of humidity, and dust. You can improve the quality of your air through recent advancements in technology.
The Purity of Air Cleaners
Air cleaners are now available in everything from a small unit you can place on a table to a complete home system. The most effective at eliminating particles from your air is a complete home system. The higher the air circulation rate, the more efficient the purifier. As your air is drawn through the filter, pollutants are removed. To ensure your system performs at optimal efficiency, maintenance is required.
Improving Your Ventilation
Another way to improve your indoor air quality is increasing how much outside air enters your house. In the past, the majority of heating and cooling systems did not bring fresh air automatically into your home. The best you could do was open your windows or install ceiling fans. The good news is there are now advanced mechanical heating and cooling systems available that do bring in the fresh air from outside.
This type of air-to-air heat exchange system was designed to be energy-efficient. The system will keep your indoor temperature within your set range and also decrease or completely eliminate your indoor air pollutants and contaminants to improve the air you are breathing. The use of outdoor air is one of the most efficient ways to improve your indoor air.
There are several different ways outdoor can enter your house. Opening your windows and doors offers natural ventilation. Your HVAC system may contain outdoor air intakes that are important for cooling and heating your home in addition to providing proper ventilation. Outside air may also enter your house through cracks in your ceilings, floors, and walls and around your home’s joints, windows, and doors. This is called infiltration.
Every residence has some infiltration. We recommend opening your windows and doors when the outside temperature is good. Your best possible option is a modern HVAC system capable of improving the quality of your indoor air by decreasing outdoor and indoor pollutants. Due to the energy efficiency of modern units, a new system will also decrease your monthly energy bills.
If you have a standard forced air cooling system, you are simply achieving your desired temperature. You are not improving the quality of your air. Heat recovery ventilators are energy-efficient and capable of purifying your air and reducing your costs. You can use this type of system through the heat of the summer and the cold winter months.
Benefits of New Air Quality Monitors
Recent technology has enabled the creation of smart air quality monitors. Simply plug the unit into a power outlet. Your device will track the volatile organic compounds, humidity, and temperature in your home. This smart device includes a mobile app you can use to easily read your results on the dashboard. The quality of your indoor air will be rated as poor, fair, or good. You may be surprised by the results!
The reason we recommend an air quality monitor is because you can plug a dehumidifier or fan directly into the unit to set a schedule for automatically circulating your indoor air. This will occur when you enter a room or the pollutant level in your house increases. One of the most harmful and frequently seen indoor pollutants is radon. You will not be able to detect radon unless you are looking for it specifically.
Modern technology has enabled an air quality monitor to track radon in real-time. You can also track both volatile organic compounds and carbon dioxide levels. You can also view historical and current pollutant measurements through your mobile app. If there are high levels of radon in your house, the color of your smart bulbs will change or you will receive a text message alert.
Using Air Quality Technology to Improve Your Air Quality
At Controlled Climate Services in Kennesaw, Georgia, we believe the quality of the air you and your family are breathing is important. We are here to show you how to improve your indoor air. Call us today so that we can explain the best options for your specific circumstances. We also offer cooling, heating, furnace, and heat pump repair in addition to air conditioning and heating maintenance and installation.