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Fall Is a Great Time to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

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During fall, we often talk about the best ways our customers can prepare their homes for winter. This means scheduling maintenance for the heating system and considering whether or not to replace an aging system. 

But fall is also a good time to make another important improvement to your house: make the indoor air cleaner and healthier. You can have our professionals make indoor air quality improvements to your HVAC system that will make a difference in the air you and your family breathe daily.

Why Fall Is a Good Time for Indoor Air Quality Improvements

The prime season for allergies is in spring, so you might wonder why fall is a good time for indoor air quality. Technically, there’s never a bad time for indoor air quality installations. We recommend fall for two reasons. First, it’s an easier time to schedule any HVAC service because the mild weather means our technicians have fewer emergency calls keeping them busy.

Second, it gets the house prepared in time for winter, when indoor air quality in homes often plummets. This is because homes are more shut against the outdoors in winter, and this creates stale indoor air with many trapped pollutants. Winter is also a prime season for colds and flus, which circulate easier when there’s no simple way to ventilate the house to the outdoors.

Some of Your Indoor Air Quality Options

Now we come to the big question: “What can we do to make your indoor air quality better?” We have many options, and our experts can help you find the best ones for your house, whether it’s a humidifier or air filtration in Slidell, LA:

  • Air filters: These are the basic tools of better air quality. The filter on your current HVAC system isn’t there to clean the air, but to protect the interior of the AC and furnace. What you need for cleaner air are special air filters we can integrate into the ductwork. It’s important to leave this work to professionals, since a filter that’s the wrong strength—such as one that’s too strong—will have a negative effect on your HVAC system and may even damage it.
  • Air purifiers: When an air filtration system won’t stop all the contaminants moving around your house, we can install an air purifier to take care of whatever gets through the filters. Air purifiers don’t physically strain the air; they create electronic fields that ionize particles so they clump together so the filters can catch them easier. Purifiers can also draw the ionized particles out of the air. 
  • UV germicidal lights: These are special types of air purifiers designed to target organic pollutants. UV air purifiers use ultraviolet lights to destroy the cells of mold spores, bacteria, viruses, germs, and other microbes—all without putting any harmful products into the air.
  • Humidifiers: Your home’s air can get dry during winter, which makes it harder to stay warm and can create health problems. A whole-house humidifier can fix this without making the house too humid.

We offer even more choices, so call us to find out more.

Gowland’s Heating & A/C believes in “Relationship over revenue!” Talk to us today about the best ways to improve your indoor air quality. 

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