You need good indoor air quality (IAQ) in your home to breathe comfortably throughout the year. From seasonal pollen to year-round dust mites, there are numerous hazards that you can minimize with the right IAQ systems and solutions from Legacy Heating & Air Conditioning.
What is Indoor Air Quality?
Your home’s indoor air quality is determined by the level of pollutants and irritants in the air. Your home can contain many unseen hazards like ozone, biological microorganisms, sulfur dioxide, formaldehyde, dust mites and more. If you’re not taking steps to eliminate some of the irritants in your air, they’re likely building up in the home.
When you have poor IAQ, you may suffer from health problems as a result. Many symptoms of poor IAQ are mistakenly attributed to colds or viruses, but they will persist much longer and are typically worse when you’re at home. Low IAQ can cause:
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat and skin
- Coughing and sneezing
- More frequent asthma attacks
- Worsening allergies at home
Getting Cleaner Air
If you’re struggling with poor air quality at home, our team at Legacy Heating & Air Conditioning can help. We offer several solutions for cleaner air. Consider an air cleaner or home air purifier that’s designed to remove small particles from the air. These dedicated air purification devices are more efficient than your standard home air filter. While you should keep a clean filter in your HVAC system and change it at least once every three months, this isn’t always enough.
We also offer mechanical ventilators. These systems actively vent stale air from the home and bring fresh air in. The outdoor air is filtered as it comes into the home, offering a cleaner solution than what you’ll get by simply opening your windows.
Humidity in Your Home
Your home’s humidity can contribute to the air quality as well. If you have low humidity, dust, dander, and other irritants are more likely to become airborne. Healthy humidity levels help these pollutants settle on flat surfaces in your home so you can clean them up by dusting.
Good humidity levels will also help you fight dry, itchy skin, cracked nasal passages, static electricity, and other problems. We offer whole-home humidifiers that will help you control the humidity in your home via your heating and cooling system.
Air Duct Replacement
Residential air duct material is typically made up of fiberglass or other organic materials. If you’ve had trouble with pests in the past, your ductwork may have been mistaken for a tasty treat. In the burning hot Texas summer, your attic can get up to 160 degrees to 200 degrees F. This heat and humidity day after day can cause air ducts to deteriorate.
Our certified heating and cooling comfort advisors are trained in inspecting your ductwork to make sure that it’s efficient; they can also offer solutions for improving your ductwork. High-efficiency air conditioning equipment with inefficient, leaky ductwork isn’t an efficient system. Let us help you save energy and be more comfortable by replacing old, worn-out ducts. Our service area includes Seguin, Santa Clara, Marion, Canyon Lake, San Marcos, Schertz, Cibolo, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Spring Branch, TX and the surrounding areas.