Winter Comfort System Health Tips addresses five ways your HVAC equipment can help you stay healthy this winter season.
In addition to a healthy diet and regular exercise, your environment also has an impact on your health. Since your HVAC system is a critical component of your home’s environment, let’s take a look at a few tips where your HVAC system can help you stay healthy.
Winter Comfort System Health Tips: Control humidity.
Low humidity can cause more than cracked skin. For example, that dry nose and throat you may experience can make you susceptible to flus and colds. Installing a humidifier can help; however, be sure to avoid over humidifying your home. This can result in mold and mildew growth.
Set the temperature.
According to www.energy.gov, you can save energy by setting the thermostat to 68°. However, finding the right setpoint is a personal decision and is also based on who is in your household.
For example, older people may need more heat. Conversely, keeping the temperature too high can affect your health and your pocketbook.
Another option to consider is a programmable thermostat. Combined with a well-balanced HVAC system, a programmable thermostat can maintain your desired temperature throughout your home, day or night.
Winter Comfort System Health Tips: Adequate ventilation.
Replacing stale, moist indoor air with fresh air from outside (weather permitting, of course) is a simple way to ventilate your home. In addition, another tip is to use the exhaust fans in the bathroom and kitchen which helps reduce humidity and extract stale air.
Fresh air prevents the buildup of carbon dioxide and other gases, some of which can cause long term health issues and are downright toxic. Therefore, installing an energy recovery ventilation system gives you the benefit of healthy, fresh air without the cost of higher energy consumption. Text or call us for more information.
The right filtration for your furnace is another strategy to further limit the growth and buildup of mites, dust and other allergens. In fact, an air purifier will improve your indoor air quality as you further remove pathogens and other invisible enemies.
Winter Comfort System Health Tips: Eliminate drafts.
Common culprits for drafts are chimneys, windows, doors, attics, outlets, and light fixtures. By eliminating these leaks, your home will be more comfortable and you’ll save money on your energy bill. Another option is to consider upgrading to a high efficiency furnace. Contact one of our expert technicians for advice, 502.244.9999.
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