May 11, 2020

During extreme temperatures, it’s important to make sure your home is properly sealed. This will help your air conditioner to operate more efficiently. However, a house that remains closed for long periods of time can develop air quality problems because stale, polluted indoor air isn’t being replaced by fresh outside air. You may assume that your air conditioner can pump fresh air into your home. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. To understand what your system can and can’t do, here is a basic guide from Bash Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. about air conditioners and indoor air quality.

  1. Elevate Your Cooling Experience
  2. Keep The Air Flowing
  3. Service and Experience

Elevate Your Cooling Experience

One effective way to cool your home is to place a fan in an open window to allow it to circulate fresh air in a specific room. However, an air conditioner installed by Bash Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is not a fan. Here’s how air conditioners work:

  • An air conditioner lowers the temperature of the air by circulating cold refrigerant through an indoor unit, called an evaporator coil.
  • As the air blows over the coil, the refrigerant absorbs heat, lowering the air’s temperature.
  • Air conditioners also remove excess humidity by condensing it on the cold coils and draining it away.
  • In both cooling methods, indoor air is used, and there is no direct contact with the outside air.

Keep The Air Flowing

Even though your air conditioner doesn’t bring in outside air, you still want to allow fresh air into your home to maintain indoor air quality. Here are some ways to do it:

1. Indoor Plants

  • Place indoor plants around your home to improve air quality.
  • Plants take in carbon dioxide and indoor pollutants, releasing fresh oxygen.
  • No need to let in outside air, which helps maintain air conditioner efficiency.

2. Open the Windows

  • Open windows during cooler mornings or evenings to lower indoor pollutant concentrations.
  • Avoid opening windows during the hottest part of the day to keep your home comfortable.

3. Natural Air Exchange

  • No home is 100% airtight, and natural air exchange occurs through tiny cracks.
  • This helps maintain indoor air quality even when you can’t open windows for several days in a row.

Service and Experience

For over 60 years, Bash Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has been serving the Champaign community with expert HVAC service. We believe that our customers deserve to be informed when it comes to their HVAC systems. This is why we go the extra mile to explain what we’re doing while we’re at your home.

We can take care of furnaces and air conditioners of all sizes and brands, whether you need maintenance, repair, or installation. We also offer sheet metal fabrication services, allowing you to have customized ductwork to help make your HVAC system even more efficient. For more information about your HVAC system, don’t hesitate to contact us at Bash Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today.

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