Why An Efficient HVAC System Is Important To Your Health
One of the most important systems in your home is the HVAC system. Try living without heat in the heart of the winter, or air conditioning in the summer. Without proper airflow, you’d be reduced to a sweltering or shivering mess.
Today’s modern HVAC system is designed to keep the occupants comfortable no matter what the weather is like outside. But it does more than control the temperature; it controls the humidity levels too. That ensures comfort, and it helps control biological growth that could impact your health.
To maximize efficiency with your HVAC system, it takes more than developing a system that heats and cools appropriately. It also takes a system where ventilation works well too.
Your HVAC system will use approximately 40 percent of your electricity each month. If you want to conserve energy wherever possible, your HVAC system is a good place to start. And because it’s one of the most expensive systems in your home, it’s also the one where the greatest changes have been made over the years. If you’re looking for a new system, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Depending on how old your home is, it may have an oversized HVAC system. HVAC systems have only been around a few decades, and there weren’t as many choices back in the day. Once a system was installed, a lot of homeowners stuck with the larger size to fill the space. But a larger size won’t always get the job done in the most efficient way. Add in the fact that a lot of older homes have been renovated a time or two. Have you upgraded doors and windows? Have you added a new room? If you haven’t taken all that into consideration, your HVAC system might not be the proper size.
Looking at furnaces and air conditioners can be a bit puzzling. Isn’t it always best to go with top of the line? Not necessarily. High efficiency can increase your home’s efficiencies. But in some cases, it can be overkill. Your home should be thoroughly inspected before you select a model to determine how well it will work with the rest of your appliances and fixtures throughout your home. A technician can help you make the best decision based on your circumstances.
How does all this impact your health? Remember, your HVAC system is more than your furnace and air conditioner. It includes your ventilation system too.
Having an efficient air conditioner or furnace will only work if your ductwork is working properly too. Air filters help gather dust and other pollutants to keep them out of the air you breathe. Leaks in your duct work can bring in a variety of contaminants from inside and outside your home, spreading it around to every room in your home.
If your HVAC equipment isn’t functioning properly, your home won’t be a comfortable, healthy place to live.
If you aren’t sure how your HVAC system is impacting your health, the best place to start is with an evaluation. Call and schedule yours today.