Answers to Your Most Common Indoor Air Quality FAQs

When it comes to HVAC systems, furnaces and air conditioners spring to mind first. But the quality of your indoor air is just as important—clean air promotes your comfort and health at home in many ways. The pros at ComfortAire Heating Cooling Plumbing are answering your most common indoor air quality FAQs.

Read them over below, then call us for help: 715-325-3969 in Wisconsin Rapids or 715-342-0911 in Stevens Point.

Are Air Purifiers and Air Cleaners the Same Thing?

No. Air cleaners filter the air to remove contaminants such as dust and secondhand smoke. In comparison, air purifiers capture and kill airborne contaminants using negative ions or ultraviolet (UV) lights. Simply put, air cleaners filter the air, air purifiers sanitize it.

How Can I Fix the Humidity in My House?

Ideally, your home’s humidity levels should fall between 30 and 50 percent. The easiest way to balance those levels is with a whole-home humidifier or dehumidifier. These systems can help ease problems associated with improper indoor humidity such as dry and itchy skin, allergies and colds, and even static electricity.

How Can I Control Excessive Dust in My House?

Excessive dust could come from dirty ductwork. That’s why we recommend having your ducts professionally cleaned every five to seven years. Installing an air purifier can also help clear excessive dust.

How Do You Fix Hot and Cold Spots Around the House?

Ductless or zoning systems are effective in keeping individual rooms or areas comfortable without wasting energy. They can be installed on almost any wall for quiet, even room temperatures. Contact us today to see if these systems are right for your home.

Should I Set My Thermostat to “On” or “Auto”?

The answer depends on what you want the fan to do. To keep energy costs down, the “auto” setting is best because it runs your fan to maintain the temperature set on your thermostat.

If you prefer a more consistent airflow and temperature, set the fan to “on”. This setting will also help keep more filtered air circulating throughout your home—which can benefit those with bad allergies or asthma.

Which Air Quality Systems Help Get Rid of Allergies?

There are several products that can help, depending on what you’re allergic to. For example, air cleaners can remove up to 95 percent of dust and pet dander in your home. Air purifiers use UV lights to kill viruses, bacteria, mold, pollen, and more.

Still Have Questions? Contact ComfortAire Today

If you didn’t find the answer you were looking for—or if you have questions about your fireplace or plumbing system—contact us now: 715-325-3969 in Wisconsin Rapids, 715-342-0911 in Stevens Point, or by email.

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