Poor indoor air quality in your Canyon, Texas, home can cause headaches, nosebleeds, fatigue, nausea, trouble concentrating, asthma attacks, allergies, and more. It can also shorten your HVAC system’s life. You can save energy and improve your indoor air quality by controlling your home’s humidity, finding leaks, and maintaining your HVAC system.
Controlling Your Home’s Humidity
Moist air holds more heat, so you may use your furnace less in winter if you use a humidifier. Humidifiers also prevent sore throats, dry eyes, static electricity, and other problems. You can use a whole-home humidifier that connects to your ductwork or a less expensive portable model that can add moisture to one or two rooms at once. Use exhaust fans to get rid of excess humidity from showering or cooking. Many programmable thermostats can also monitor your humidity, and they can save energy by changing the temperature of your home when you’re at work or asleep.
Looking for Leaks
Leaks and gaps in your insulation can waste energy and let pollen, dust, dirt, and other pollutants into your home. You should have the insulation in your basement, attic, and ductwork checked for gaps or thin spots after severe storms. Also, replace worn or damaged weather stripping around windows and doors. Sealing your ductwork can help you breathe easier and conserve energy in your home.
Maintaining Your HVAC System
Have your heater checked by a professional at least once per year to keep it running at peak efficiency. For the best indoor air quality and increased energy savings, change your HVAC system’s air filter once per month and clean your air registers with a damp cloth regularly.
Grizzle Heating & Air is a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 15 years of experience. We can help you install, maintain, and repair a variety of heating and cooling equipment to save energy and improve your indoor air quality. Call us 24 hours per day at 806-553-4690 for expert service.
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