Winter has arrived, and here in Boston, MA that means we’re all very concerned about keeping our homes warm. But don’t ignore other aspects of indoor air quality that can affect your household comfort level. Cold weather means you tend to keep your homes buttoned up to retain the heat. This can lead to stale, stagnant air, which in turn can create a whole lot of other problems. Every home is unique, and as such the products you need on this front should match your particular circumstances. But here are 3 ways to improve your air quality that you should discuss with your HVAC professional before deciding which one to install.
When temperatures drop, the moisture tends to get pulled out of the air, resulting in dry skin, increased instances of illness and static electricity building up in your home. The solution is a whole-house humidifier, which can elevate the moisture levels in your home and keep your comfort where it should be.
2. UV Air Purifiers
UV stands for “ultra-violet,” the light wavelength that is beyond our ability to see, but which can be devastating to germs and bacteria. A UV air purifier is installed in the duct system of your home, forcing air through the light as it circulates. As the system runs, your air is scrubbed clean of germs, leading to a cleaner household atmosphere overall.
3. Energy Recovery Ventilators
Energy recovery ventilators are placed in your attic, and swap the stale air in your home with fresh air outside without changing the temperature. This is an excellent way to refresh your air on cold days when you need to keep your doors and windows closed, and it also helps your heating and air conditioning system work much more efficiently.
For more on these and other indoor air quality products, call the pros at Cooling Unlimited today!