Drafty doors are one of the biggest threats to your indoor air quality. Without the right solutions in place, your indoor air quality can actually be worse than that of outdoors, and this is especially true if your home was built a few decades ago, or longer.
Modern homes are built very tightly, allowing for no conditioned air to escape—which is great news for your HVAC efficiency but leads to other problems of its own. We’ll get into that more below. The bottom line is, your indoor air quality threats, and solutions, have a big impact on your comfort, and your wallet. Read on to learn more!
The Problem with Drafty Doors (and Windows!)
Tightly constructed homes won’t allow cooled or heated air out, right? Well, if you have doors and windows that aren’t sealed up as tightly as they could be, or as they used to be, this is not the case. In fact, not only will drafty doors let conditioned air out, they’ll also let contaminants in.
Among our specialties here at Sunset Air are our window and door services. Not only can new windows or doors help your indoor air quality, but they have a number of other benefits too—such as increasing visual/curb appeal, increasing the resale value of your home, and boosting the efficiency of your HVAC systems.
Indoor Air Quality: A Comprehensive Approach
Drafty doors play a large role in the effectiveness and efficiency of your HVAC systems, as well as your indoor air quality. Sealing up your doors and windows is a great first step in boosting that efficiency, saving energy and money, and keeping contaminants out. It’s not the only step, though.
In addition to installing new windows and doors, you should consider the installation of a whole-home air purifier! Air purifiers are:
Cost Efficient: Sure, you could invest in multiple small, portable air purifiers that can only handle a room or two at a time. But rather than doing this, why not go with the more cost-effective option of installing a whole-home system that can be installed right into your ductwork?
This benefits you in another way, too—you’ll never have to worry about replacing the filters in and maintaining several portable air filters. Rather, there is only one system that’s integrated directly into your HVAC system, and it can be easily accessed and maintained by your trusted HVAC pro!
Convenient: A whole-home air purification system can be integrated directly into your HVAC system or its ducts, as we mentioned above. What this means is that you will not need to worry about taking up space in your home, whether by a whole-home system or multiple portable units.
Additionally, you’ll have uniform air quality throughout the house, 24/7. While an air purifier won’t be able to mitigate serious issues, like a major mold infestation, the installation of a UV air purifier can work to destroy the cells that lead to mold development.