Indoor Air Quality: New vs Older Homes
In many ways, your home is similar to your body. Air flows through your home like blood through arteries and veins. This makes your HVAC system the heart of your home. And similar to bodies, the age of your home affects the efficiency of the heart. Newer homes are built tighter with improved materials, windows and doors. Older homes, due to construction methods or just age, have more “holes”. There can be indoor air quality issues with both types of houses. How you attack the problem may be different.
Tightly built homes are energy-efficient. A common misconception is that tight homes have poor indoor air quality. The real issue may be building materials or lack of proper ventilation. Having an energy-efficient, tightly sealed home is not the cause of poor air quality. Majestic AC can analyze your home and offer solutions. We understand the home as system. Controlled ventilation and proper sealed HVAC equipment will result in great indoor air quality.
Loose construction or having a loose house due to age causes its own set of problems. Loose homes are typically drafty. It may also be difficult to keep a steady temperature. If you live near a city, allergens and contaminants can enter your home. In cold weather, loose homes tend to create dry, uncomfortable air.
Majestic AC can evaluate your home and recommend suggestions. We may find ways to seal holes around doors and windows. Seal ducts and connections in your HVAC system. We can also recommend equipment that helps with humidity. There are air purifiers and air cleaners that can remove contaminants actively through your HVAC system.
Importance of Indoor Air Quality
The Covid pandemic has raised much awareness for indoor air quality. It is something that was not considered much in the past. You came home and assumed the air in your home was safe. An article by Fast Company is a great read about how the home air is becoming more polluted. The good news is that there are solutions. There are things that you can do to improve your indoor air quality. Majestic AC is committed to educating our customers about the importance of indoor air quality. It can directly impact the health of you and your family. If you are interested in more information, contact Majestic AC. You can talk to an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) expert about what you can do.
Your home is very much like your body. The HVAC system is the heart that delivers air throughout your home. Make sure that air is clean and comfortable.