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Energy Efficiency

Have you noticed recently that your heating or air conditioning system hasn’t been working as efficiently, or your electricity bill is higher than usual? This may be a result of your home not being properly insulated or sealed, which forces your HVAC system to work harder than necessary.

Ice Age HVAC’s expert technicians will run a multifaceted energy audit of your home to determine the efficiency of its energy use. This will help determine where in the system improvements need to be made in order to optimize the HVAC unit’s energy efficiency.

Air Quality

The air you inhale inside your home is filtered through the HVAC system, which takes in air from outside. If your HVAC system isn’t working efficiently or hasn’t been serviced in the past year, the system may be dispersing pollutants and other potential toxins around your house. Ice Age HVAC technicians can provide you with a number of solutions to improve your home’s indoor air quality.

Air Filtration

The air filter is a critical, yet neglected component within every functioning HVAC system. Filtration is considered one of the most effective methods to clean the air passing around your home. Air filters capture the particles when air from outside passes through your HVAC ducts. If your air filter system is ignored over time, then more dust, pollen, pet hair, pathogens, and mold will float around your home triggering allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues. Do yourself a favor and call Ice Age HVAC to check the status and efficiency of your home’s air filtration system.

Humidifier

During winter months, homes can get very dry. This along with static electricity buildup can be a sign of low humidity within the home. Dry air in the home can also lead to dry skin and scratchy throats, or serious respiratory issues. Cold weather paired with artificial heating systems is often the culprit, however the solution to this problem comes in the simple form of a humidifier.

When it comes to selecting the right humidifier option for your home, call the experts at Ice Age HVAC for their knowledge and recommendation. Ice Age HVAC’s technicians will help you determine whether to get a power humidifier for a larger home, or bypass humidifier for smaller spaces. Power humidifiers, also known as whole-house humidifiers, tend to be the more popular option as they connect directly to the HVAC system. From there the water is pumped through the humidifier, which turns the water into moisture.

Ventilation

As the V in HVAC, ventilation plays a pivotal role in your central cooling and heating system. It provides both comfort and good air quality to your living space. Ventilation adds the right amount of fresh air pulled from outside with the air already inside your home. Without a good ventilation system, your home might not have enough fresh air, or even worse, it could trap toxins inside that may lead to illness. If you live in an older home or building, call Ice Age HVAC to assess your ventilation system. Efficiency may need to be improved, however installing a new mechanical ventilation system utilizing fans and ducts might be in your best interest.

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