7 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality with Your HVAC System - Nashua, NH, Merrimack, NH & Milford, NH | Sanford Temperature Control, Inc.

Have you noticed particles in your indoor breathing air? Motes of dust hanging in a beam of sunlight or collecting on surfaces?

Contaminants are floating around us everywhere. Poor indoor air quality is often most apparent during the winter and the summer when your home is sealed up tight to conserve energy and fresh air circulation is drastically reduced.

Poor indoor air can negatively affect your health and comfort by circulating bacteria and viruses and aggravating cold symptoms, asthma, and allergies.

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Thankfully, your HVAC system can filter your indoor breathing air and create a clean, healthy, and safe environment by improving your air quality and providing the following benefits:

  • Allergy Relief
  • Continuous Cleaning
  • Air Contaminant Removal. The Infinity Air Purifier not only traps pollutants but kills or inactivates up to 99% of germs, pollen, and mold.
  • Quiet Operation
  • Pet Dander Removal
  • Improved Sleep
  • Dust Removal
  • Elimination of Fumes
  • Dust Mite Filtering
  • Asthma Relief
  • Hazardous Compound Removal

 

#1 – Home Air Purifiers

Home air purifiers are one of the most common ways to reduce the contaminants in your indoor breathing air and enjoy almost immediate relief.

 

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Home air purifiers work in conjunction with your HVAC unit, filtering air through specialized air filters to remove sources of air pollution such as:

  • Common Cold, Influenza, Strep Throat, etc.
  • Smoke from Gas-Burning Appliances
  • Dust
  • Candle Smoke, Tobacco, and Incense
  • Building materials
  • Household Cleaning Products
  • Pollen
  • Animal Hair or Dandruff
  • Mold and Mildew

Installation of a home air purifier is easy and fast. Once installed, your new home air purifier will work 24/7/365 to filter contaminants from your indoor breathing air. It often extends the life of your HVAC system as well; the cleaner your indoor air is, the less it has to work to achieve the levels of comfort you deserve.

 

#2 – Aeroseal Duct Sealing

If your ductwork is leaking then your air quality is going to suffer, you’ll spend more on heating and cooling, and it will likely shorten the lifespan of your HVAC equipment by overworking it.

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Think about where your ducts are located—in walls, ceilings, attics, and basements—which means leaky ducts pull air from the dirtiest parts of your home … and into your lungs.

 

Gross.

 

Sealing leaky ductwork is an excellent solution to fix this problem. However, identifying those leaks used to be time-consuming and difficult, especially since ducts are tucked away in hard-to-get-to places.

 

Not anymore!

 

Ask us how we can analyze your system and prove how much conditioned air—think money—your system is wasting.

 

Aeroseal Duct Sealing is a proven solution for leaky ductwork and will improve your air quality. This process also reduces the workload on your HVAC system and reduces energy costs while maximizing airflow and comfort.

 

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#3 – Duct Cleaning

 

Over time, ducts can experience a build-up of particles such as dust, dirt, pollen, bacteria, and more. These pollutants can get recirculated into your indoor environment.

 

Which of the vents below would you rather breathe through?

 

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We recommend that duct work should be cleaned periodically to ensure indoor breathing air remains clean and healthy. How often depends on various factors such as the age of your home, the cleanliness/dirtiness of your current ductwork, quality of installation, whether you own pets, humidity, and much more.

 

Sanford uses a patented ROTOBRUSH™ air duct cleaning system to remove contaminants from your home’s ductwork. Our high-tech vacuum and brush system uses no chemicals or solvents and sucks up contaminants at the point of contact.

 

We also clean the air supply source, including supply and return ductwork leading up to the registers, as well as the main supply and return trunk. We then use an eco-friendly sanitizer (optional) to sterilize your ductwork.

 

#4 – Air Scrubber

 

NASA designed the Air Scrubber to ensure its astronauts have clean, breathable air. This cutting-edge technology is now available for your home.

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An air scrubber can remove air pollutants, allergens, dust and pet dander, and much more. Ask us about Air Scrubber systems today.

 

#5 – UV Lights

 

Did you know that sunlight can kill bacteria, fungus, molds, and more?

 

Did you know that a professionally installed UV Light for your HVAC system acts the same way but that it can operate 24/7?

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Ultraviolet (UV) lights don’t rely on chemicals. Instead, these devices bathe your HVAC coil—an area known for harboring contaminants—with UV-C light that kills the microbial growth that favors dark, damp areas.

 

UV Lights will help cleanse your indoor breathing air while protecting system efficiency. They can be mounted in newer and older systems.

 

#6 – Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers

 

Humidifiers and dehumidifiers can perfect the level of humidification in your home, no matter the season, resulting in a comfortable indoor air environment and improving air quality. Humidifiers add moisture to the air when it is too dry, while dehumidifiers remove moisture when it is too humid.

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When you have the right amount of moisture in your indoor environment and humidity is maintained in your ideal range, you’ll benefit from a healthier, more comfortable indoor environment.

 

Why?

 

Because air that’s too dry makes you feel colder and will encourage you to set your thermostat higher than it needs to be during cold weather. Air that’s too wet causes uncomfortable humidity levels during hot weather.

 

Humidifiers and dehumidifiers provide benefits such as:

 

  • Fewer Illnesses
  • Protected Furnishings
  • Reduced Wear and Tear on your HVAC system
  • Lower Monthly Heating and Cooling Costs.

 

Our experts can incorporate the right product for your home, improving your comfort and reducing your HVAC costs.

 

#7 – Carbon Monoxide Detectors  

 

There is no safe level of exposure to Carbon Monoxide (CO). Reports from the Center for Disease Control state that:

  • About 15,000 people are sent to the emergency room each year due to Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
  • 600 Americans die annually due to accidental Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

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Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer. It is a colorless and odorless gas that can cause permanent or lethal damage if gone undetected.

 

A very simple solution is to install a Carbon Monoxide Detector in your home. This detector, like a smoke alarm, will signal if there is any CO detected in your home.

 

With statistics like that, it’s clear homeowners ought to take CO poisoning with deadly seriousness.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read “7 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality with Your HVAC System”.

If you have questions about your indoor air quality, please contact us today. We’ll be happy to help you out!

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