Do you struggle with the air quality in your home? If so, you are not alone. Pet dander, pollen, and other problems can make it hard to breathe, even inside. At Aspire Heating & Cooling, we can help. We’re a heating and air Winston Salem company with extensive air quality experience. To start, let’s talk about three tips you can use to improve your home’s air.
Have a Professional Tune Up Your HVAC System
Here in North Carolina, we are heading into spring, which means air conditioning units will soon be in use. Is your HVAC system ready for those warm summer days? Regular seasonal service ensures that you tackle air quality issues as soon as they pop up. Moreover, we’ll inspect your entire system. Regular maintenance can help you save a lot of money in the long run. Small problems are much less costly than waiting until they become major issues. We have two tune-up plans from which to choose. Both include 2 visits per year to ensure both your heating and cooling will work when you need them most.
As an added benefit, spring air conditioning service also extends the life of your unit. Additionally, we’ll make sure that your unit provides excellent service throughout the season. Click here to learn more about the benefits of HVAC service in your home.
Of course, if your maintenance reveals problems, we can also speak to you about repair or replacements as needed. Keep in mind that a newer unit may help you control not just air quality, but also energy costs. We can talk to you about financing options that fit your budget. With many options, including 0% interest, you don’t have to wait to replace an inefficient unit. However, our maintenance team will recommend repair over replacement when it makes sense for your home.
Eliminate Contaminants with Special Equipment
Once you know your air conditioning unit is ready for summer, the next step is to get rid of pollutants. No, we aren’t suggesting that you kick Rover to the curb! We can get rid of pet dander, along with other contaminants like smoke and pollen, using special equipment.
We recommend the best products for your specific situation. An expert can evaluate your home and speak to you about equipment that will work for you. This could include the following:
- Cold Plasma Air Purification: We like the Global Plasma Solutions GSP-2400 series of products. They mount directly inside fan coils, heat pumps, and air handlers and send plasma into your ducts. Because this disinfects the air, many customers report improvement with allergies, asthma, and more.
- Filter Boxes: We like the Honeywell filter box, which attaches directly to your forced air unit. These boxes have a filtration setting to prevent dust mites, pollen, and other problematic airborne particulates from entering your home.
- The Air Knight Cell: This special product can reduce mold, bacteria, and viruses in your home. In many cases, it also helps customers with odors, smoke, and other pollutants. It uses hydrogen peroxide directly in your HVAC unit to keep your air safe.
This is just a brief list; one of our air experts can speak to you about more options. Our goal is to find the best choice for your home. Learn more about air quality here.
Control Humidity the Way Heating and Air Winston Salem Contractors Do in Their Own Homes
Heating and air Winston Salem experts know that an easy way to improve the air is to use a humidifier. We use them in our own homes! It may seem counter-intuitive since the humidity in North Carolina is often quite high already. However, that’s the humidity outside. What is it like inside your home?
Air conditioning and fans can make your home dry, which irritates your skin and respiratory system. Dry air can also worsen conditions such as allergies. So, add a humidifier! You can learn more about proper humidifier use here.
Additionally, you could use a dehumidifier if you find that your home is getting too humid, which is possible in the summer. You typically want your home’s humidity to be 30% to 50% for ultimate comfort. Did you know that our ductless units have dedicated dehumidification modes? Yes, we have experience with repair and installation of ductless units.
If you’re ready to get started improving the air in your home, contact Aspire Heating & Cooling today. Or, give us a call at 336-936-9111. We can help you with an option that fits your needs and budget.