The Relation Between Air Conditioning and Indoor Air Quality

Posted by John Borden

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of stepping into a properly air conditioned room and cooling down after a long day. The Irvine summers can certainly get hot, and as much as we enjoy the sunshine, we also recognize the importance of an excellent air conditioning system, such as central air or a ductless mini split. But temperature isn’t everything. Much of the comfort level in your home depends as much on the humidity and quality of the indoor air as it does on the temperature you read on the thermostat. For this reason, it’s critical that you take your indoor air quality as well as your air conditioning into account during the cooling season in order to optimize the comfort of your living space. Call the Palm Springs, CA air conditioning specialists at Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning today for excellent AC and indoor air quality services.

Let’s take a look at some ways you can improve your indoor air quality.

  • Dehumidifier. You may already know that your air conditioning system dehumidifies the air as it cools, which is why you have a condensate drain pan underneath your evaporator coil to collect the condensed water vapor. But this is often not enough to make a major impact on the quality of air in your home. There are times when you need a dedicated dehumidifier to relieve high humidity levels inside the home that can lead to stuffy, uncomfortable air.
  • Air filters and purifiers. Are you frustrated by the level of allergens and contaminants floating throughout your home? Consider installing a whole-house air filter and purifier. These devices are excellent at minimizing the amount of pollen, mold spores, bacteria, and other pollutants that circulate throughout your indoor air.
  • UV lights. Ultraviolet is deadly to microorganisms, and this is the principle behind the installation of UV lights. These devices are installed near your indoor air handler so that everything that moves through your HVAC system has to pass through them.

At Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning, we strive to make your home a better place to live. Call us today for air conditioning and indoor air quality services in Palm Springs, CA.

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