If allergies and asthma symptoms seem to get worse as you run your heating and air conditioning systems, there’s a reason. Recirculating the air in your home through your ducts means recirculating various particles that aggravate symptoms and may worsen some illnesses. Calling a technician for indoor air quality services can help to solve many common issues with air contamination—but would you guess that many professional indoor air quality services can also lower your bills? Here are a few of our favorite examples.
- Dehumidifier: If high humidity troubles your home, you may find yourself lowering the thermostat more than usual to stay cool. This is because humidity actually makes you feel warmer since it’s more difficult for sweat to evaporate from your skin. While a dehumidifier does use energy, it uses far less than an air conditioner, and when used together, your energy bills can drop. Additionally, you’ll feel more comfortable, have a better air quality, and there may be a smaller opportunity for mold and mildew to develop.
- Duct Sealing: Ducts take on a lot of air pressure through the years, and are often complete with holes and cracks that can amount to a lot of leakage. Lower your bills by having ducts sealed by professionalsand making the path to your vents a more efficient one. Additionally, this can stop contaminants like insulation materials from getting sucked into the ductwork and moving into your home.
- Duct Cleaning: If your ducts are lined with dust and debris, it may potentially have an effect on your indoor air quality. Also, the air traveling from your HVAC unit to the vents in your home could encounter some difficulty as friction from the ducts slows it down, meaning your AC has to work harder and your bills are higher. Lower your bills with a professional duct cleaning service, and gain peace of mind over the state of your ductwork.