Optimal air quality inside your Georgetown, Texas, home depends on energy efficiency, proper ventilation, adequate airflow, and moisture control. When indoor air quality is poor, the health and comfort of those living in the home can be negatively affected.

Improve Energy Efficiency With Insulation

If your home isn’t well insulated or if there are leaks within the ductwork of your HVAC system, outside pollutants may be allowed to enter your living space. These pollutants may cause allergies and other respiratory illnesses. They can also cause your HVAC system to work harder than it should. Your windows, attic, and any empty wall cavities inside your home should be well insulated to prevent unwanted dust, fumes, and allergens from entering your living space. Having your air ducts regularly inspected and cleaned will help maintain excellent indoor air quality.

Ventilation and Proper Airflow

Your home’s HVAC system is responsible for proper ventilation and airflow throughout your home. Air ducts should be unobstructed and large enough to circulate air throughout the home easily. This enables the removal of moisture from places where it is likely to accumulate, such as the bathroom, laundry room or kitchen area. Proper ventilation prevents the development of unwanted biological growth that can inhibit air quality and compromise your family’s health.

Moisture Control

Maintaining a humidity level of less than 50 percent inside the home is necessary to reduce the risk of dust mites and biological growth. They can be harmful to your family’s health and your home’s structural integrity. An HVAC system that is working efficiently can help control moisture and create an environment that is cool and dry for the utmost comfort. Other products that help control moisture include whole-home dehumidifiers and ventilators that work in conjunction with your existing HVAC system.

Call Weathermen Mechanical today at 325-455-8621 to schedule an indoor air quality review. We can help you achieve excellent indoor air quality, as well as a healthy and comfortable home environment for your family.

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