Many people associate sneezes and sniffles with wintertime. But summer allergies, high humidity, and other air quality issues keep some of us reaching for the tissue box year-round. That’s why the Comfort Advisors at West Allis Heating & Air Conditioning offer products and services to help you breeze over the five most common indoor air quality challenges.
- Removing Allergens Summer in Wisconsin is also known as construction season—with road, building, and landscaping projects kicking up extra dust. Regular cleaning and air filter replacements aren’t enough to remove all the impurities that trigger allergies or asthma issues. Consider an air purifier or ventilator from West Allis Heating—our air purifiers remove up to 99 percent of impurities. Ventilators replace the stale, musty air in your home with fresh, clean air that’s cooled so you don’t lose any air conditioning.
- Fighting Bacteria Bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and pollen are some of the microorganisms living in your home. Trapping them is one thing, but they multiply easily and recirculate back into the air you breathe. A simple solution is to install UV lights near the inner coil of your cooling system. Like a bug zapper, they emit an electrical charge that kills harmful microbes as they pass through.
- Keeping Humidity in Check The humidity level in your home is an important air quality factor that impacts health. During warmer months, high humidity allows the growth of mold and mildew. To combat this challenge—and to feel cooler and more comfortable—consider installing a dehumidifier that works with your whole-home HVAC system to remove excess moisture from the air.
- Regulating Hot and Cold Spots Most homes struggle to maintain a consistent temperature, with certain rooms that are always too hot in summer and too cold in winter. This challenge can be remedied with a zoning system, which allows you to set individual temperatures in different rooms. It also reduces energy costs by using dampers in your ductwork to direct heating or cooling where it’s needed. No ductwork? No problem—we also have ductless split systems that can help you manage comfort levels in older homes, additions, attics, sunrooms, and more.
- Adding More Oxygen A simple, natural way to improve indoor air quality is to have more houseplants. Plants not only help filter and clean the air, but they also produce oxygen and help balance humidity. Experts recommend 15 to 18 small green plants for better air in the average 1,800-square-foot home.
Cleaner Air Starts With a Phone Call
Let our seasoned technicians recommend systems that best fit your needs. We’ve been a dependable HVAC resource for homeowners like you throughout Southeastern Wisconsin since 1959. We offer no-obligation appointments, 24-hour emergency service, and DIY supplies and advice six days a week at our WAH Comfort Store. Call us at 414-543-2800 to start breathing easy!