By: Climate Control
When it comes to the best improvements in home energy efficiency, indoor air quality is important.
Two things every homeowner thinks about at some point are energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Believe it or not, it is possible to connect the two and achieve a better overall quality of life in your home. Here are five helpful tips to obtain a breathe-easier and more energy efficient home:
- Change your air filters.
One of the most important steps to both indoor air quality and energy efficiency in your home is regularly changing your air filters.
- Take care of your systems.
Regular maintenance, consisting of the usual twice a year “check-ups” to your HVAC system, helps your system operate to the best of its ability as well as significantly cuts down on home air allergens and pollutants.
- Ventilate your home.
There is a reason people make comments about getting “fresh air” and how it benefits them-it truly does improve your health. Ventilating your home for air quality also enables your HVAC system to work easier due to less pollutants in the air for your filter to catch.
- Use your ceiling fans.
In addition to the above, utilizing your ceiling fans helps circulate the air in your home and helps your heating and cooling system work less to heat and cool your home.
- Use a humidifier and/or dehumidifier.
Air that has been humidified helps you to heat your home with less energy, because humid air feels warmer. The same goes for when you are trying to keep things cool. Taking the humidity out of the air with a dehumidifier will help your home to feel cooler, so you don’t have to crank up the air as much during the summer months. Keeping humidity levels right in your home is also good for overall health.
If you believe your home could use some help with energy efficiency and indoor air quality, contact Climate Control Heating and Air Conditioning today.
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