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Winter Is Tough for Healthy Indoor Air, But We Can Help

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There are two times during the year when the indoor air quality inside a home can take a steep plunge. The first is the beginning of spring, which is prime time for allergies. The second is during the coldest period of winter. 

What makes winter so difficult? Because in order for a home to stay comfortable and not allow all the heat inside to escape outside, the doors and windows must stay shut. This prevents fresh air circulation through the house that removes dry and pollutant-filled air. 

The good news is that this isn’t a hopeless situation. If you want to enjoy better indoor air quality in your house this season, our team at Dowd Mechanical can help you with several special HVAC services. Below are some of the ways we can help you enjoy a better life indoors this winter.

Air Filters and Air Purifiers

These are the basic building blocks of improving indoor air quality in a home. With the right air filters and air purifier in Bensalem, PA, you can remove more than 99% of the unwanted pollutants circulating through your home’s HVAC system. 

  • Filters trap particles in a mesh of fibers. They’re effective at stopping dust, dander, pollen, and other larger pollutants. Filters come in different strengths, and the more powerful the filter, the smaller particles it can stop. However, a filter can’t be too strong for the HVAC system, and this is one of the reasons you want to always work with professionals. Our team will see you have a filter that’s the right strength for your house.
  • Air purifiers use a range of processes to remove contaminants from the air without placing restrictions on airflow. We work with several types of filters, such as ionizers and UV lights. Purifiers can target the tiny pollutants that get through a filter.

Humidifiers

Dry air is a major problem for homes during the winter. Dry outdoor conditions can get indoors, and this creates an environment where illnesses can easily spread. Dry air also creates eye and skin irritation and static electricity. If you have us install a whole-house humidifier, you can control humidity levels all around the house and set them to a perfect balance of neither too dry nor too humid.

Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators

These are great devices that allow you to enjoy fresh outdoor air currents without having to bring the cold weather in at the same time. HRVs and ERVs (they work similarly, but there are a few key differences) use the already warm air in a house to heat up the incoming cold, fresh air. Not only that, but they also work in hot weather, cooling down incoming hot, fresh air. Our technicians can find the right system for your house and then integrate it into your HVAC system. 

Don’t Know What You Need? Just Call Us!

There are numerous options for better indoor air quality, but don’t let them overwhelm you. You only need to talk to our pros and they’ll find the best way to enjoy superior air quality this winter and all seasons to come. 

Look to Dowd Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning for all types of indoor air quality solutions. A Degree Above the Rest!

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