How We Can Improve Your Indoor Air This Winter

Improve Your Indoor Air This Winter
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Indoor air quality is an important consideration for any homeowner. Though you can't see it, you can certainly feel it — particularly in this season when you're battling colds, dry air, and other issues. If the indoor air quality in your High Point, North Carolina, home isn't as clean and healthy as you'd like, there are several ways that we can help. A professional HVAC installation or service can dramatically improve your air quality. Give us a call for these smart services, and you'll be breathing comfortably and healthily in no time.

Tuning Up Your System

Improved indoor air quality begins with your annual maintenance visit. Your best line of defense against issues with home comfort this winter is to make sure you have your furnace tuned up as soon as possible. The ideal time for this maintenance visit is in early fall before you turn your heater on for the first time. However, if you're overdue for maintenance, you should schedule this visit as soon as possible.

During your furnace maintenance appointment, our technicians will thoroughly inspect the system for signs of pending problems. This will allow you to schedule repairs early, before you're left dealing with winter discomforts. This visit also includes a thorough furnace cleaning to remove carbon, soot, dust, and other types of hazardous buildup from your system. Don't forget to take care of a few maintenance tasks of your own, such as changing the filter at least every three months.

Installing Whole-Home Air Purifiers

An air purifier will enhance your home filtration beyond what a standard HVAC filter can provide. Carrier's residential air purifiers offer germicidal performance, removing numerous pathogens from the air. This includes viruses, bacteria, and mold. A whole-house air purifier can filter your home's air as many as eight times an hour.

The winter season brings with it colds, flu bugs, and other health hazards. You can keep these out of your home and maintain your health and comfort better this season by contacting us to explore your options for enhanced air filtration with an air purifier.

Improving Humidity in the Home

Winter is notorious for bringing dry air with it. This can result in dry and itchy skin, cracked skin in your nasal passages, red and itchy eyes, and other serious discomforts. If you're battling these problems in your home, it's time to contact McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Conditioning for an efficient solution.

A whole-house humidifier can dramatically boost the indoor air quality in your home this winter, improving your comfort and health. Healthy humidity levels in the home should be between 30 and 50 percent. Installing a humidifier directly in your HVAC system will give you a boost to humidity in every part of the home. Unlike a smaller humidifier, this installation offers automatic filling pulled directly from your home plumbing system. You'll also enjoy quiet operation and fewer maintenance needs. If your air is painfully dry, explore how our whole-home humidifiers can help you.

Enhancing Home Ventilation

Addressing your home ventilation can greatly improve indoor air quality this winter. Proper insulation and sealing is a key step in improving your energy efficiency, but sealing the home up well can also lead to stale air with poor circulation. A home ventilation system is the healthiest and most efficient answer. This will systematically vent stale air and bring in fresh, breathable air from the outside. As new air is pulled in, it's carefully filtered so you don't have to worry about bringing pollen and pollutants into the home.

If you're accustomed to opening the windows for fresh air, a ventilation system will dramatically improve your home management in this area. Mechanical ventilation is far more efficient. In winter, it will save you from the hazard of letting that chill into the house while systematically ensuring good indoor air quality.

If you're interested in exploring new indoor air quality solutions for your home, contact McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Conditioning at 936-465-9191. We'll help you analyze your current indoor air quality, assess your needs, and choose the right installation to keep you breathing comfortably this winter.

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