3 Indoor Air Quality Devices That Help Your Air Conditioner

We’ve hit the height of summer here in La Habra, CA, with tons of humidity this year as well as our usual Southern California heat. Your air conditioner can use all of the help it can get to keep your home cool, since you’ll be called upon to use it every day. You may be surprised to learn that indoor air quality devices—designed to reduce dust, bacteria and other contaminants in your air—can have a positive effect on your air conditioner as well. In many cases, they lower the strain on the systems, saving you energy and reducing monthly bills as well as decreasing the chances that your air conditioner will suffer a breakdown. Here are 3 indoor air quality devices that help your air conditioner, as well as making your home environment a nicer place to be.

1. Dehumidifiers

Topping the list is a whole-house dehumidifier, which pulls moisture out of the air and reduces that clammy, gross feeling you have when things get muggy. High humidity affects your air conditioner because it prevents your sweat from evaporating: the body’s natural means of keeping cool. Your temperature stays higher, the air conditioner has to work harder to make the air comfortable, and the added strain results in higher bills and an increased risk of a breakdown. A dehumidifier can be the answer.

2. Air Purifiers

Air conditioners can also experience problems when dust levels in your home are high since the dust can coat key components like the evaporator coils and interfere with their ability to function. An air purifier pulls dust out of the air electronically, helping to keep your air conditioner clean among other things.

3. Insulation

We have mild winters in Southern California, which means that some houses don’t have a lot of insulation. But insulation can keep hot air out in the summer just as well as it keeps warm air in in the winter. Add a few layers to your home and watch your air conditioner bills shrink.

For more on these options for your home, give the experts at JC Mechanical a call today!

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