Indoor Air Quality | AC Repair Katy
Total comfort involves more than a comfortable temperature. Having the cleanest air possible, and the proper humidity is essential for a home’s total comfort. If a family member suffers from allergies or other respiratory issues, clean air is a necessity. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning can provide assistance with the goal of improving the home’s indoor air quality. The heating and air conditioning system can be a tool for improving the air that passes through it. For heating or AC repair in Katy, HVAC installation or to improve indoor air quality, call Cypress’s certified technicians today.
Air Filters and Cleaners
The average low cost blue air filter captures larger, system damaging particles while allowing smaller particulates to pass through and into the system. This will eventually result in damage to components, and the resulting need for heating and AC repair in Katy.
A high quality air filter or air cleaner filters out airborne pollutants as air passes through the system while the furnace or the air conditioning runs. As air is forced through air filters they trap dust and other pollutants removing them from circulation throughout the home, providing cleaner air and reducing heating and AC repair in Katy.
However, not all HVAC systems are engineered to pull air through a high quality filter, such as a HEPA. The system may struggle to receive air, causing premature wear or dangerous overheating, resulting in the need for heating and AC repair in Katy. A Cypress HVAC technician is the best source regarding the advisability of using a HEPA filter in your home’s system, or contact the unit’s manufacturer.
Step up the HVAC system’s ability to filter contaminants with the installation of an electronic air cleaner. These appliances give airborne pollutants a static charge, causing them to adhere to a collection plate and removing them from the air.
UV Germicidal Lights
When biological pollutants are a cause for concern, consider the installation of a UV germicidal light. Installed in ductwork, they utilize safe amounts of ultraviolet radiation to target and destroy biological pollutants such as allergens, mold, viruses and bacteria.
Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
Improper humidity levels affect everyone’s comfort and health. Dry cold air leads to dry, cracked, itchy skin, irritates eyes, dries out mucous membranes and the sinuses, leaving family members susceptible to illness. Furthermore, dry air leads to splitting wood and static electricity that can damage electronics. The furnace won’t need to run as often when a humidifier is used, saving on energy costs. It can also save money on medical bills as family members experience fewer common winter ailments when a whole-house humidifier is installed.
High humidity levels can cause stuffy and uncomfortable temperatures, and may even promote the growth of mold and other biological pollutants. In the summer, high humidity causes high temperatures to feel even hotter than it actually is. A whole–house humidifier or dehumidifier installation will maintain moisture for a healthy and comfortable level.
However, installation requires a qualified professional. An improperly sized or poorly installed humidifier will result in high humidity and all of the problems associated with it. Cypress’s professionals can provide the humidifier just right for your home and family.
How Ducts Affect Air Quality
Your home may benefit from professional duct sealing service in multiple ways. Stopping air leaks in the ductwork saves energy by ensuring the conditioned air goes into the living space, and not outside of it. It prevents overworking the HVAC system which conditions the air inside of the home, and the space where air is leaking into. Consequently, the reduced work on the system will reduce furnace and AC repair in Katy, while extending the system’s service life.
One of the most beneficial effects of freshly sealed ducts is the improvement of indoor air quality. Gaps and holes in the ductwork allow dirt, allergens and other pollutants to enter and be circulated throughout the home. You will breathe better with cleaner air after providing professional duct sealing.
Sources of Poor Indoor Air Quality in the Home
Home construction materials may be contributing to a poor air quality. The volatile organic compound (VOC) formaldehyde may be contributing to the poor air quality. Formaldehyde not only adversely affects health; it causes formic acid to develop on the copper tubing of the HVAC unit. This results in pinholes holes and refrigerant leaks, requiring AC repair in Katy. Manufacturers have responded by changing the tubing to aluminum, which is unaffected by formaldehyde.
Potential sources of VOCs in building materials include composite wood products, flooring and adhesives. Manufacturers are already addressing the problem by introducing low VOC products.
An additional factor contributing to poor indoor air quality involves the tight construction that improves energy efficiency. The construction intended to retain conditioned air inside, unfortunately also holds polluted air inside. Cypress’s qualified experts provide first quality HVAC installations, heating and AC repair in Katy and the services to improve indoor air.
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning offers the professional installation of a broad range of products to enhance a home’s comfort and provide cleaner indoor air and a cleaner HVAC system, resulting in less furnace and AC repair in Katy. From humidifiers to ventilators and whole-house air cleaners and other, our certified technicians ensure the proper installation and system compatibility of our products to provide the greatest comfort and cleanest air possible.
When you’re ready to start improving the indoor air quality in your home, contact our air quality specialists. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning offers expertise in heating and air conditioning installation, heating and AC repair in Katy, annual maintenance, clean air solutions and more. We serve Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas.