Baby-Proof Your Air ConditioningPublished on: August 9, 2018
Bring Your Little One Home to Optimal Air Quality
A new baby is a reason to celebrate and worry at the same time. Safety is the main concern before any baby is brought home. Baby-proofing your house covers more than just outlet covers. Your home’s comfort levels and indoor air quality affect the health and well-being of your new little one. Therefore, baby-proofing your air conditioning system is important.
AC Southeast® enables you to improve your air quality and keep your air conditioning unit running smoothly. We offer resources to find a licensed and trusted NATE-certified technician in your area.
You can schedule air conditioning service, so your unit is running efficiently and lower the risk of indoor allergens circulating around your home.
Schedule Routine Air Conditioning Maintenance Now
Your home is vulnerable to indoor pollutants and allergens, which compromise your baby’s health. By controlling your indoor air quality and keeping your air conditioning unit clean, your baby and the rest of your family will experience improved health and greater comfort throughout the summer months.
AC Southeast® can help you achieve controlled climates and improve your air quality by providing you with options for reliable heating and cooling companies in your area.
A NATE-certified air conditioning technician will ensure your unit is operating at its best. He or she will suggest ways to increase your indoor air quality. Preventative maintenance or a tune-up on your air conditioner will eliminate dust, dirt, and other debris from accumulating inside your cooling system and ductwork.
A clean system will perform more efficiently and deliver even temperatures throughout your home. Not only will you experience less indoor pollutants, you will notice a decrease in your energy bill every month.
Typical pollutants reducing indoor air quality include excess moisture, viruses, bacteria, foul odors and VOC gases. Even though your indoor air quality is invisible, it doesn’t mean you can’t control and improve it.
Several different whole-home IAQ products trap and even eliminate the number of harmful pollutants and allergens in your home.
Control Excess Moisture in Your Air Conditioning
Too much moisture will allow mold, mildew, and dust mites to take root and spread. The downside of low moisture levels is the increase of bacteria and viruses, which weaken your newborn’s immune system.
The best way to reach and maintain ideal humidity levels in your home is by installing a whole-home dehumidifier to work with your HVAC system.
A dehumidifier removes excess moisture from your air, especially during warmer weather when humidity is high. Basements, crawl spaces, bathrooms and laundry rooms are magnets for moisture. They are the most common areas for dust mites, mold and mildew to grow.
During the winter months, the air inside your home may be dry, which is when a humidifier comes in handy. It puts moisture back into your air and prevents airborne germs, such as viruses and bacteria, from spreading throughout your home.
Your infant will experience less respiratory infections year-round when a dehumidifier and humidifier are working in conjunction with your heating and cooling system.
Eliminate Harmful Odors and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Besides controlling the moisture levels in your home with a dehumidifier and humidifier, your indoor air quality is affected by other pollutants.
When your home isn’t adequately ventilated, stale air collects, harmful odors are trapped, and dangerous VOCs are concentrated inside your house. “VOCs” describes the chemical off-gassing from paint, cleaning products, adhesives, new carpet and furniture. You don’t have the luxury of opening windows year-round, which would help exhaust stale air and let fresh air inside.
Increase ventilation in your home by installing a balanced ventilation system to work with your current air conditioning and heating system. There are two types to choose from, an energy recovery ventilation (ERV) system or a heat-recovery ventilation (HRV) system. Both systems deliver fresh air to your home and exhaust stale air outside.
Contact AC Southeast® to learn the benefits of each system. There, you can schedule installation for a new ventilation system with a local licensed air conditioning and heating professional.
Don’t wait until after the new baby comes home before you schedule air conditioning service or install a ventilation system, humidifier or dehumidifier in your house.
Improving your indoor air quality will create a healthy environment for you and the rest of your family, so you can enjoy your new bundle of joy the minute he or she arrives.
Search AC Southeast® today to find a licensed and reliable HVAC expert in your area so you can schedule maintenance or tune-up of your air conditioning system immediately.