How To Improve Air Quality
At Bowman Mechanical Services we believe in the importance of healthy indoor air quality. You and your family deserve the best air quality possible. Fortunately, our team of HVAC technicians can improve the air quality of your home in Raleigh, Garner or throughout the Triangle by eliminating the source of pollutants, ventilating, filtrating, and controlling humidity.
To get started improving your indoor air quality today so you can breathe healthy air, give us a call. We’ll give you more information and schedule your consultation!
Eliminate the Source
Try to reduce the use of “bad things” in your home — cleaning supplies, paints or anything that off-gasses into the air you breathe. Another issue leading to unhealthy air is a poor duct system. Air that leaks into a duct system from a crawl space or otherwise unconditioned space is a serious problem. This can be eliminated by getting your ducts cleaned by the Raleigh-area HVAC specialists at Bowman Mechanical Services. Sealing ductwork alone can eliminate much of this infiltration.
It is important to exchange the air within your house with fresh air from outside on a regular basis. The easiest way to do this is to open the windows, but this brings in cold, humidity, pollen and more. We offer solutions such as fresh air make up, HRV (heat recovery ventilator) or ERV (energy recovery ventilator). These products exchange air with the outside without all the side effects mentioned above.
Typical homes use standard 1” filters on the return grill. While this is an important feature to your HVAC system, improvements are available. Inline media filtration can capture more and smaller particles, leaving your air cleaner and healthier.
Maintaining proper humidity within the home is extremely important for comfort. Too much humidity leads to clammy feelings, sweating at night and potential for biological growth. Too little humidity leads to dry skin, sore throats, furniture and hardwoods drying out, virus growth and a host of other issues. Some equipment features that can combat excessive humidity in the home are the variable speed fan and two-stage compressor. For areas that require more dehumidification without overcooling, such as a finished basement, Bowman Mechanical Services recommends a whole house dehumidifier that ties into the duct system and is controlled by a special thermostat. During the cold months when the lack of humidity is an issue, we can add moisture with a whole house humidifier built into the duct system.
Call Bowman Mechanical Services for Air Quality Services in Raleigh & Beyond
Bowman Mechanical Services offers services to improve indoor air quality in homes in Durham,Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Clayton, and throughout the NC Triangle.
In our climate, most home comfort systems use forced air to deliver conditioned air to various parts of the home. With this premis, the duct system is the single most important part your forced air system. But you say you can get a duct system for a fraction of the cost. What fraction are you getting? We still take the time to hand craft air duct, seal air tight and then insulate the exterior of your duct work. Yes, we still externally wrap your duct work to keep the inside clean and healthy. Take a look at the other type of duct work below and ask which fraction you want.
Today’s homes require special consideration in order to maintain uniform comfort throughout. Ideally, there should be no more than a 2°F temperature difference between any two rooms at any given time according to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).
One of the most popular residential applications for zoning is a bonus room or FROG (finished room over garage). Without a separate zone thermostat, comfort is impossible in a bonus room. The constant year round complaint about Bonus Rooms without a thermostat is, “It’s Too Hot”.
Rambling floor plans where rooms are exposed to morning or afternoon sun, present special indoor temperature control problems. Maybe you just want your master bedroom to be cooler than the rest of the house. Zoning is the solution for desired climate control in each of these applications.