How Does an HVAC System Affect Your Home’s Air Quality?

An HVAC system helps you maintain comfortable temperatures in your home all year round. It also helps regulate the air quality, which can significantly impact your health. At Hoock’s Heating & Cooling, we provide HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance services. Here is how an HVAC system affects your home’s air quality:

Filtering Pollutants and Contaminants

An HVAC system has a filter that traps pollutants, such as dust, dirt, allergens, mold spores, pet dander, and other contaminants. It helps people who suffer from allergies and asthma breathe easier by eliminating these particles from the air. Changing the filter regularly can increase the efficiency of your system and improve air quality. At Hoock’s Heating & Cooling, we recommend replacement of a standard one-inch filter monthly. If your home’s HVAC system has a four-inch or wider filter, we recommend replacement every six months. Hoock’s Heating & Cooling can maintain your HVAC system through regular maintenance and filter replacements.

Controlling Moisture and Humidity

When temperatures are high, increased humidity can make it difficult to stay comfortable and contribute to the spread of mold or mildew. An HVAC unit is designed to remove excess moisture from the air, which can help reduce these risks. In summer, you can use our HVAC installation services to upgrade to a system that can help maintain comfortable temperatures and control the humidity levels in your home. In some homes with excessive amounts of humidity, the HVAC system alone cannot regulate humidity levels. In these situations Hoock’s Heating & Cooling offers a line of powerful dehumidifiers to help draw out excess moisture.

Improving Ventilation

Poor ventilation can lead to stale air, stuffiness, smells, and even toxic fumes such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A device such as an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) can be installed with your HVAC system to bring in fresh air from outside while the existing air is circulated through a filter. This helps remove any contaminants before they enter your home. Our technicians can help improve your system’s efficiency and ventilation by performing regular maintenance and repair services.

Reducing the Spread of Airborne Diseases

Airborne diseases, such as the flu and colds, are spread through contact with contaminated surfaces. An HVAC system with an air purification device can reduce airborne diseases by trapping and removing particles that carry viruses and bacteria. For example, a UV purifier may be installed directly into your HVAC system duct work and can help eliminate harmful viruses and protect your family’s health. At Hoock’s Heating & Cooling, we can install and maintain systems that use the latest air purification technology to help keep your home clean and healthy.

Decreasing Odors

Unpleasant and unhealthy odors caused by pets, cooking, cleaning products, and other sources can accumulate in your home. Certain indoor air quality products installed into your HVAC system can reduce these odors by filtering and purifying the air that is circulated throughout your home. Some products we offer include filters with active carbon, UV lights, and ERVs. These products help to absorb and traps odors, smoke particles, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This can effectively reduce the amount of pollutants in your air and create a healthy living environment.

Contact Us for HVAC Installation and Maintenance

Hoock’s Heating & Cooling provides professional HVAC services to help you maintain a healthy home. Our technicians are certified and experienced in HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair. The right HVAC system can improve your home’s air quality and help keep your family healthy. Contact us today to learn more about our HVAC services.