Indoor air quality is a vital aspect of any healthy North Chesterfield, Virginia, home. When you keep the contaminants to a minimum, you're left with fresh, breathable air that keeps your family free from illness, allergy flareups and asthma attacks. However, it does so more than that. Discover the energy-saving benefits of investing in better IAQ, such as fewer HVAC repairs, better efficiency and lower doctor's bills.
Fewer HVAC Repairs
Several parts of your HVAC system are susceptible to mold and other microorganisms. When you take time to eliminate these, you save yourself from health problems as well as HVAC inefficiency, both of which cost you.
When mold fills your air conditioner's drip pan, it requires a service technician's careful attention to remove it, so there's no chance that it returns. The same goes for your air conditioner's cooling coils, where mold also thrives.
Another benefit of enhanced indoor air quality is that your entire HVAC system runs with maximum efficiency. It does this in many ways.
First, it prevents harmful particles from collecting in your HVAC filter. When an HVAC filter becomes too dirty or clogged, air can't flow freely through the system, causing it to work overtime to produce the temperature you desire. If you replace your air filter every 30 to 90 days, you're improving the air quality of your home and putting money in your bank account.
Investing in indoor air quality solutions pays off. Most products designed to eliminate pollutants and contaminants connect to your existing system, meaning that you won't have to replace any components. In addition, the initial cost of an air cleaner or UV light purification system will be offset by the savings due to the improved efficiency of your furnace or air conditioner.
When your system becomes filled with pollutants, the conditioned air takes longer to blow into your home. When temperatures are at their extremes, you often want instant comfort. Because the system isn't operating at maximum capacity, it takes longer to heat or cool the home. When that happens, you find yourself bumping the thermostat up one, two or even five degrees to offset the discomfort.
With clean, treated air, you won't feel any drafts or uncomfortable areas in your home, which prevents the urge to fidget with the thermostat. You may also want to consider a smart thermostat, which adjusts the temperature based on your behavior. It provides zoning to heat and cool individual rooms in your home, and offers a friendly reminder that it's time to change the air filter.
Lower Doctor's Bills
By installing an air purifier or air cleaner, you prevent dust, mold, bacteria and other microscopic critters from entering your home. This can translate to thousands of dollars in savings on doctor's bills.
Although your HVAC system makes a valiant effort to improve air quality through its filter, it's not foolproof. When contaminants get into your HVAC system, the air conditioner or furnace recycles the air. Every time your unit cycles on, it spews this contaminated air back into the home.
Fortunately, an investment in indoor air quality products removes up to 99 percent of air pollutants. Every time you turn on a unit, you're rewarded with clean air. If you have someone in the home with respiratory problems, you'll prevent severe symptoms and the associated costs.
Now that you know the benefits of investing in indoor air quality, you shouldn't hesitate to upgrade today. With a call to Air Excellence Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., we can retrofit your home with the products your family needs to stay healthy and save money. Contact us today at 804-885-3888.
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