The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

We talk a lot about temperature control  for your La Habra, CA home, which is the primary purpose of your heating and air conditioning system. We specialize in installing and repairing such systems and one should never underestimate how important they are. But they’re not the only aspects of your home’s atmosphere that you need to focus on. Indoor air quality can play as much of a role in your family’s comfort ass temperature control, and IAQ products can work in conjunction with your heating and air conditioning systems to reduce the stress and strain on them as well. What do we mean when we talk about indoor air quality? Read on for the answers.


Humidity is measured in terms of relative humidity: a percentage gauging the amount of ambient moisture in the air. 100% relative humidity is essentially rain while 0% relative humidity is air with no moisture in it at all. Human beings tend to be comfortable when the air sit between 30% and 50% humidity. When it gets lower, our skin becomes dry and cracked, and our nasal passages are more vulnerable to illnesses. When it gets higher, our sweat won’t evaporate off of our bodies, and we feel hot and gross. Whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers can deal with these issues nicely.

Dust and Dirt

Dust and dirt are constant problems in a desert environment like ours, and while most HVAC systems come equipped with filters, they are rarely up to the job. An electronic air filter can remove dust and dirt much more effectively.


Germs and bacteria spread colds and other illnesses, as well as making your home feel stale and unclean. UV germicidal lights in your HVAC system will kill germs dead, using the power of your heating and air conditioning systems to scrub the air clean as they run. We especially recommend this if you have anyone in your home vulnerable to illness, such as babies or the elderly.

Contact JC Mechanical, Inc. to discuss your IAQ options.

Comments are closed.