Indoor Air Quality vs. Energy Conservation

Energy conservation and air quality are two of the most common concerns for HVAC customers.

Most people want to save money on energy costs while still maintaining a healthy indoor climate.

Achieving good indoor air quality while conserving energy is possible. Understanding your HVAC system and energy consumption depends on a few factors. The age of your home and HVAC system can greatly influence this. In general, newer built homes and systems are designed for energy efficiency, while older homes and systems are not. It really depends on the type of HVAC system you have when it comes to air quality. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to get the best of both worlds of energy conservation and indoor air quality. Some things you can do are considering an upgrade, check your ducts, and improve filtration. The air quality of your home can be compromised by older HVAC systems that are not very energy efficient. Over 10 years old systems are unlikely to meet recent efficiency standards. New HVAC systems offer energy conservation and cutting-edge air purification technology. You could be using more energy and affecting the quality of your air even if your HVAC system isn’t old. Poorly laid-out ductwork can cause you to lose up to 40% of cooling and heating energy output. Additionally, improperly sealed ducts can send pollutants or toxins all throughout your home. Investing in filtration and purification can directly influence both air quality and energy efficiency. High-quality filters or purifiers scrub the air clean of irritants and allergens, protecting your family’s health. Good filtration also eliminates things like dust, which can affect components of your HVAC system and lead to the less optimal output. Quality filtration is a win-win for HVAC customers.

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