The air inside our homes and other public buildings is generally less clean than the air we breathe. Considering the number of cars that line the streets and factories that pump out clouds of toxic gasses, this may come as a surprise. Unclean air is a problem that isn’t very easy to identify and can lead to a plethora of complications which include: heightened allergic reactions, pollutants in the indoor air, the formation of molds, variable humidity, and even diseases.
HVAC [Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning] systems counter these problematic issues. The system is a range of components that work together to provide a building with optimal temperature, proper air circulation, cleanliness, and comfort. Although they do not bring in outdoor air, they take in the interior air and purify it. Thus, making it available to recirculate. To elaborate, here is how an HVAC system can help you improve your home’s IAQ.
The Removal of Impurities:
Air passes through filters installed in your HVAC units. These filters help eliminate bacteria, harmful gasses and contaminants, allergens, and dust particles.
This allows fresh air to be circulated throughout a building, meaning that moisture or allergens do not build up in any part of it. Thus, avoiding the growth of molds or bacteria.
If moisture in the air builds up, molds and bacteria that grow in a humid environment can spread. Produce can rot faster, and structural components can rust or damage. It can also make a person or their surroundings clammy, causing unease. If moisture in the air is too low, it can lead to all kinds of skin problems such as itching and dryness, chapped lips, and the like. To avoid either of these situations from occurring, HVAC systems can control the amount of moisture in the air to provide a balanced amount with the help of humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
Preventing the Entry of Insects:
Bugs can be pesky. If one that can reproduce at tremendous speeds enters your home or any other space, it can spread throughout it before you can take action. Therefore, an HVAC system can help with filters and ducts to stop the initial entry.
Keeping the Air Refreshing:
The filters in the system can also clear out any pungent or off-putting odors that can cause difficulties in breathing or discomfort.
To conclude, an HVAC system is essential in monitoring, regulating, and purifying the air. This means that the system should be regularly maintained, so the problems mentioned above do not arise, and people can breathe cool, clean air at all times.
For maintaining your HVAC unit, it’s best to schedule regular checkups where an expert will come in and have a look at your system. Crump A/C and heating provide you with professional HVAC repair and maintenance solutions. Please ring us at 281-533-9200 to learn more about our services and how we can help.