Your home’s heating and cooling system is responsible for keeping your family warm and cool when you need it. In fact, HVAC systems account for about 48% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, but there is more to your unit than just heating and cooling.
Along with keeping your home at a perfect temperature, your unit is responsible for keeping your home’s indoor humidity levels stable. Unfortunately, there are plenty of different factors that can get in the way of this that can cause your home to feel uncomfortable.
There are a couple of ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality levels. Read on to learn more!
- Focus on your floors
Allergens of all kinds easily accumulate on your floor, so make sure to clean them regularly. Vacuum and sweep your floors every day to cut down on the amount of dust swirling around on your home, and don’t forget to clean the walls, carpet edges, and underneath furniture to get the deepest clean possible.
- Update your ventilation
Focusing on your home’s current ventilation problems is a great way to cut down on extra humidity and mold growth. At the very least, your kitchen and your bathroom should have ventilation fans to remove humid, steamy air and replace it with fresh air from outside. You can even consider getting two fans to speed up the process!
- Check your ductwork
Many homeowners overlook their ductwork, but if ignored for too long, they can break and let extra humidity and allergens into your home via small cracks and holes. To prevent this, have a heating and cooling specialist come and inspect your entire system of ducts at least twice a year to look for wear and tear.
- Keep your air conditioner’s humidity levels stable
As a rule of thumb, you should always keep your air conditioner’s humidity levels between 35%-55%. This is to ensure your home doesn’t feel too damp, or too dry and stuffy. If you notice that your home still feels uncomfortable when setting to these levels, chances are you need air conditioning repair right away.
There are plenty of different ways a homeowner can improve the indoor air quality of their home. If you are looking for some additional tips and tricks on how to make your home’s indoor air quality more comfortable, please call our professionals today!