The primary job of your heat pump system is to keep the air inside your Briarcliffe Acres home warm and comfortable during the cold months. Unfortunately, they may not do a great job in maintaining a high level of indoor air quality. If a member of your household suffers from asthma, allergies and other respiratory conditions, you need to ensure high quality of indoor air.
To help you with this, here are some effective tips from the pros.
- Ensure proper indoor air circulation throughout the house.
According to experts, stale air or air that is kept in a room for a long time has lots of bacteria and allergen. Thus, it is important to ensure that your indoor air circulates properly throughout the house. Help your heat pump system ensure proper indoor air circulation by placing ceiling fans in different rooms and opening doors and windows for a couple of minutes during the day.
You should also consider having a professional install exhaust vents throughout the house. These will help take out the moist and stale indoor air. Vents are highly recommended to be placed in areas of the house where there is high moisture level such as in the bathroom and kitchen. A great alternative to vents is a ventilator which does not consume lots of energy. To ensure you choose the best option for your home, seek professional recommendations from Air Comfort Heating and Cooling.
- Prevent dirt and dust accumulation inside the house.
One of the most effective ways to help keep a high level of indoor air quality is to keep the house clean at all times. If there are no dirt and dust accumulations inside the house, your indoor air will not get contaminated very easily.
The best way to prevent dirt and dust accumulation inside the house is to vacuum 1 to 2 times each week. Use HEPA filters in your HVAC system and air vents so that it will trap the allergens present in the air. You can also use your mop to clean the house and help reduce and/or prevent allergies present in the house.
- Ensure the right size of heat pump system.
The right size of HVAC system depends on the size of your home. Using the right size of HVAC system will ensure utmost performance and, therefore, effectively avoid having stale air, mold growth and increased humidity levels inside the house. If you do not know whether or not you are using a suitable size of the HVAC for your home, you will need to call in a professional.
- Decrease moisture levels inside the house.
High levels of moisture inside the house make it an ideal environment for mold to grow and develop. You can opt to install dehumidifiers which take out moisture from indoor air. Additionally, you can also start to take shorter showers and dry clothes outdoors. Aside from preventing the growth and development of mold inside the house, maintaining indoor air moisture at the right level, helps household members to breathe easier.
Air Comfort Heating & Cooling serves Briarcliffe Acres and its surrounding area. Briarcliffe Acres is a part of Horry County, South Carolina where the climate is naturally warm and temperate. In this part of South Carolina, July is recorded to be the warmest month while January has the lowest temperature.
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4555 Highway 17 Bypass South
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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