As a homeowner, there is no doubt you care a lot about the comfort of your home. You also undoubtedly care a great deal about the health of your family. What not all homeowners consider is that the two are very much related, especially in the context of your heating, ventilation and cooling system. You may think of your HVAC system as merely providing temperature control in your home, keeping it at a comfortable level year–round. That same equipment is also vital to the air quality in your home, which is directly related to your family’s health.
At Service Doctors, we know that having proper air filtration equipment as part of your HVAC system is important. That’s why we only offer the highest quality air filtration products to our Washington, DC area customers.
The Importance of Indoor Air Quality
In recent years, the trend in home building and design has been toward energy efficiency. Specifically, homes are now sealed up much more tightly so that heated and air conditioned air doesn’t escape. The result is less money wasted on monthly energy bills. The energy savings is great, but with the more tightly sealed home comes diminished air quality. Without sufficient circulation, the indoor air becomes choked with dust, bacteria, mold and allergens, all of which can make your family sick.
This is not to say that such innovations in energy efficiency are bad, or that you should immediately get rid of the insulation and new LEED windows in your home. Instead, you just need to strike a balance between insulating your home against the outside world and allowing air to circulate throughout. One solution to this problem of balance is an air filtration system.
Types of Air Filtration Systems
You have a few options when you consider your need for air filtration. The most basic solution is a portable air filter, which can filter the air in a single room on its own, but in general these are more suited for supplemental air filtration, because you should be a breathing healthy air in all rooms of your home.
Whole house air filtration systems are the most effective solutions. These systems work within or alongside your HVAC system to filter all the air that gets circulated through your home. A whole house system is the way to go if you want to make sure every room in your home is supplied with filtered, high quality air.
Your job doesn’t end with just purchasing an air filtration system. It’s important to make sure you read the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding care and maintenance, and be sure to change and/or clean the filters often. The best air filtration system in the world won’t do any good with a clogged up filter.
For assistance selecting a new air filtration system in the Washington D.C. area, or for service for you existing system, call Service Doctors today. Our skilled technicians can handle any air filtration system installation, maintenance or repair work, as well as answer any questions you may have in the selection process. We’re dedicated to making sure your home has the best quality air it can, so that you and your family can stay healthy.