Achieving optimal home comfort can be challenging — even if you have a nice A/C and furnace. In addition to thermostat settings, indoor environmental conditions, such as humidity and airborne contaminants, affect the comfort and health of your indoor air.
Sound familiar? Keep reading to discover add-on HVAC accessories that give you total control of indoor comfort.
The Eastern North Carolina region experiences humidity levels above ideal conditions throughout the year. When moisture becomes trapped in your home, you can encounter uncomfortable, and even harmful, side effects.
- Mold development: Mold and mildew development can exacerbate respiratory conditions, such as COPD, asthma, and allergies.
- Dust mites: High indoor humidity provides ideal conditions for dust mite proliferation.
- Property damage: Excessive indoor humidity can damage personal property and your home.
A whole-house dehumidifier is the best room-by-room solution to reduce indoor humidity levels. These HVAC accessories attach to your air ducts and remove moisture from airflow before recirculating to your living spaces.
You need a reliable HVAC system to maintain a comfortable home, but you also need good indoor air quality (IAQ). Whole-home air purifiers remove a slew of microscopic airborne contaminants — such as viruses, chemical vapors, and mold spores— that conventional air filters simply can’t touch. You can purchase room air purifiers, but, like whole-home dehumidifiers, your best solution is to go with an air purifier attached to your HVAC system.
Keeping the entire home comfortable is an exercise in futility for many homeowners. Or, maybe you don’t need to condition your entire home because some rooms are seldom used. These are two common examples of homes that would benefit with a zoning system.
A zoning system utilizes motorized duct doors to direct airflow to the zones you want cooled or heated according to your needs. For example, you can condition the bedrooms only during the hours your household sleeps. Zoning systems optimize comfort, save energy, and reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system.
If you need help choosing HVAC accessories to enjoy optimal comfort in your Eastern North Carolina home, contact Jackson & Sons today.
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Our goal is to help educate our customers in Eastern North Carolina (including Wayne, Johnston, Greene, Lenoir, Pitt and Duplin Counties) about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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