Your Toms River home’s heating and air conditioning system is designed to be as efficient as possible. This efficient functioning tends to include removing a lot of the contaminants in your home so that air flow through your ducts is not impeded in any measurable way. On top of the natural air quality benefits of an HVAC system, you can upgrade yours to be even more effective in removing allergens and contaminants.
Immediate Air Quality Control
Your air handler comes with a stock filter that removes a decent amount of allergens from the air – not all of them, but usually between 40% and 60%. This is sufficient for many homes, especially those without occupants who suffer from allergies or asthma.
Additionally, when your air conditioner runs, it removes most of the excess humidity in the house. Unless it is short cycling due to a malfunction in the thermostat connections or a compressor issue, your HVAC system will dehumidify your entire home very effectively.
Upgrading Your Air Quality Controls
While an HVAC system can remove a lot of the allergens and contaminants from your home and ensure humidity levels are low all summer, it has its limits. Fortunately, you can upgrade those systems and enjoy year round comfort and air quality control with a few simple additions.
The filter in your air handler can be upgrade to remove nearly 100% of the contaminants that pass through it, and it can be supplemented with an electronic air cleaner that removes things like smoke and fume particles. You can also install a humidifier and dehumidifier to actively control humidity levels year round, not just when the air conditioner is running in the summer.
Combined with other upgrades like a UV germicidal light system and regular duct cleaning, air quality can be effectively managed year round, all through your heating and air conditioning system. Call Heritage Air and Heat® if you are interested in learning more about the specific options in your home.