At Total Comfort Systems, we want you to breathe easy!
The quality of the air you breathe inside your home or place of business is affected by a number of sources, including: combustion sources, such as oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood or tobacco; building materials; household cleaning and maintenance products; personal care and hobbies; central heating, cooling and humidification systems; as well as outdoor sources, such as pesticides and everyday air pollution.
Total Comfort Systems can help you evaluate the various options available to improve the air quality inside your home or place of business. Some of the options include:
It is very important to properly maintain the filters in your home or place of business. Having proper filtration ensures that your HVAC equipment is receiving the maximum amount of airflow needed to keep the system functioning properly. Dirty filters can cause many costly problems that could potentially be avoided by simply checking your filters. Most filters should be reviewed on a monthly basis. We suggest that when you pay your electric bill each month, you should also check the filter in your return vent to ensure that air can properly flow through. If you find that the filter is dirty, it should be cleaned or replaced, depending on the type of filters you use.
If you find that you have a hard time remembering to change your filters, Total Comfort Systems can help you by maintaining your filtering needs for you. If you are interested in this service, please contact us.
In addition to filtration, UV lights can be used to purify and sterilize the air being circulated through your HVAC system and your home or place of business. UV Lights are installed at either the cold air return or supply side of your HVAC system and emit UV light that reduces or completely eliminates virtually any airbourne microbe, such as germs, bacteria and mold.
It is very important to have ways for fresh outdoor air to enter the home in order to minimize the amount of indoor air pollution present. Fresh outdoor air can come from natural sources, such as opening doors and windows, as well as through infiltration through cracks, joints and openings. Fresh outdoor air can also come from mechanical ventilation sources, such as: fans which vent to the outdoors that remove indoor air from a room (such as a kitchen or bathroom); and air handling systems that use fans and duct work to continuously remove indoor air and distribute filtered, conditioned outdoor air.
Many things in your home are vented to the exterior - bathroom exhaust fans, kitchen range hoods, furnaces, and dryers just to name a few. Through time and continual use, the venting components for these and other items in your home or business may need repair or replacement.
In addition to natural and mechanical ventilation sources, ERVs, or Energy Recovery Ventilators, can be installed. ERVs work to transfer moisture from the incoming humid, outdoor air to the exhaust air thus helping your HVAC system put less energy into conditioning the supply air.
Total Comfort Systems, Inc. can work with you to discuss your options for implementing, repairing or replacing such components so that you are breathing better in your home or business.
In addition to allowing fresh air into your home or business, another way to improve your indoor air quality is through humidification and dehumidification systems.
Air in your home that is too dry from your heating system can be uncomfortable to breathe, causing dry skin, nose, lips and throat, as well as static electricity and damage to woodwork such as flooring and furniture. A humidification system can be added to improve the air quality in your home during the heating season, helping you breathe easier inside your perfectly conditioned home.
Air in your home that is too moist, or humid, can also be uncomfortable to breathe. You may find that the air feels stuffy, your furniture and floors feel moist, there may be musty smells, or even worse, mold or mildew growth. While your air conditioning system works to reduce humidity, it sometimes isn't enough when the humidity levels that are well known in the Middle Tennessee area are more than your sytem can handle. A dehumidification system can be added to improve the air quality in your home during the cooling season, helping you stay comfortable and cool inside your home.
Total Comfort Systems, Inc.
1145 Highway 70
P.O. Box 290
Kingston Springs, TN 37082
Phone: (615) 952-2766
Fax: (615) 952-9425
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