In Reading, MA, we have it all: dry cold in winter, sticky humidity in summer and allergies from spring to fall. All of these things can be a problem indoors, too. Since 1987, Basnett Plumbing & Heating has been helping customers in the Metro West area achieve the level of indoor air quality they need to be comfortable and healthy. Does your indoor air quality in Reading need improvement? Let us demonstrate 3 ways you can use your cooling system to improve your Reading indoor air quality:
It’s no secret that eastern Massachusetts can get very hot and humid in the summer, particularly in July and August. When it gets excessively humid outside, your air conditioner has to work extra hard to keep things cool inside. One way to help both yourself and your air conditioner work better during humid stretches of weather is to install a whole-home dehumidifier.
A whole-home dehumidifier removes excess humidity from the air, helping lift the load from your air conditioner. A whole-home dehumidifier can also help reduce mold growth, the proliferation of dust mites, and increase your indoor comfort level.
#2: Air Filter
Your air conditioning system comes with a built-in air filter, but the job of this filter is to help stop dirt and dust from entering your air conditioning system – not improve the air quality. So, if you suffer from allergies or sensitivities to air pollution, this air filter will not assist you very much. By adding a more efficient air filter to your air conditioner, you will be able to screen out allergens like pollen, pet dander, mold spores and other microbes that can be a problem for the allergy sufferers in your home.
#3: UV Germicidal Lights
Do you have concerns about bacteria and mold coming through your air conditioning system? Then you may want to consider the installation of UV germicidal lights to your air conditioner. UV germicidal lights are installed in your indoor unit, above the coils. The UV light effectively kills 99.9% of all viruses, bacteria and mold, making it a very healthy addition to your air conditioning system.
Breathe Better, Live Healthier
You spend a lot of time in your home, so it makes sense that your indoor air quality should be where you need and want it to be.
Let Basnett Plumbing & Heating help you improve your indoor air quality in Reading with one of our many tried and true techniques – call us for an appointment today!