When you think of the summer in Texas, you think of heat. That makes sense—it’s hot out there! So, most homeowners place a major focus on keeping their homes cool and comfortable during the summer season. This is, of course, very important. If you think that this is all it takes to live comfortably in your home throughout the summer season, however, think again. Indoor air quality is also very important, and it is a year-round concern.
The good news is that we don’t just excel in all services related to air conditioning in Bandera, TX, but in those designed to boost indoor air quality in your home, as well. A lot of people mistakenly believe that the air quality in their homes is inherently better than that outside—and a big mistake this is. In fact, the air quality in your home is not only possibly, but likely, worse than that outside. So read on, and be sure to contact a member of our team if you are concerned about your indoor air quality.
Lack of Sufficient Ventilation
Modern homes are typically sealed up very tightly, and this is hugely beneficial in one specific area: energy efficiency. Nobody wants to be wasting the energy that they use to heat and cool their homes, driving up energy costs while living in reduced comfort. That being said, and beneficial as this may be, it is also very detrimental in another respect: indoor air quality.
When homes are sealed up too tightly in order to protect energy efficiency, it typically comes as the cost of indoor air quality. Air grows very stale without the right amount of ventilation. Using a heat recovery ventilator or an energy recovery ventilator is the best way in which to ensure that you are getting the right amount of ventilation without putting your indoor air quality and energy efficiency at risk.
Just because the air outside can be humid the in the summer season doesn’t mean that the air in your home will be too humid. In fact, it may not be humid enough. That comes as a surprise to some homeowners, but consider the fact that you are running your AC pretty much nonstop throughout the summer season. Now consider the fact that your air conditioner dehumidifies the air somewhat while running.
There are a lot of factors that can affect the humidity levels in your home, and too little humidity is definitely no better than too much. The good news is that we install and service both whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers to help homeowners deal with humidity level issues in their homes.
Dust and dirt are going to aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms when they, along with other such pollutants, go airborne. Of course, there are also biological pollutants to consider. These may include viruses, mold spores, and bacteria. So what is a homeowner to do? Try and clean more regularly?
Sure, but that is not going to solve the problem. Our air filtration systems and air purifiers, including UV air purifiers for targeting biological pollutants, can, though. Contact us today to discuss available systems.