Your Furnace Provides More than Just Heat
When it comes to home comfort in Jacksonville, FL, a furnace typically plays the primary role. It’s not only the most popular type of heater across the country but is usually the central component of a home’s air distribution system as well. In every season of the year, a great furnace provides more than heat. During the winter, a high efficiency model can keep your home snug and warm without driving up your energy bills. In the summer, it can keep the air circulating around your home to enhance your comfort. Smart upgrades can even improve your home’s indoor air quality, maintain ideal humidity levels and conserve energy.
Balancing Home Humidity
Your home’s relative humidity (RH) level at any given time reflects the actual amount of moisture in the air compared to the total amount of water vapor that the air can hold. The RH level considered best for health is between 30 and 50 percent. Lower RH levels can irritate your eyes and make your skin feel dry, itchy and chapped. Dry air can exacerbate the effects of a cold or flu too. High humidity levels can not only leaving you feeling sticky and clammy but can promote the growth of allergens like dust mites, mold and mildew as well.
As the gateway to your home’s central air distribution system, your furnace offers opportunities to enjoy healthy RH levels year round. Several HVAC system enhancements are designed to utilize your heater’s fan to adjust humidity levels. The Carrier Performance Bypass Humidifier, for example, is a whole-home humidifier that uses your heater’s blower to distribute moist air through ductwork into your home’s living areas.
Improving Indoor Air Quality
A number of quality whole-house air purification systems are engineered to work in concert with your heater’s central air distribution system. The affordable Carrier Comfort EZ Flex Cabinet Air Filter, for instance, is a box-like pleated filter that fits into your ductwork to capture up to 65 percent of airborne contaminants as small as a single micron. The filtration unit significantly reduces indoor air pollution without impairing air flow or system performance.
As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, Mike Merritt Heating and Air Conditioning is proud to offer the best HVAC products available on the market. Whether you want to enhance your HVAC system performance, improve your indoor air quality or balance your home’s humidity levels, solutions can often be built around your existing system. We also offer state-of-the-art new heating and cooling systems than come equipped with all of the components that you need to enjoy the highest level of comfort in every season of the year. To learn more or to schedule an installation, contact us today.