As you consider improving your home’s energy efficiency this spring, you might wonder if that will put an effect on your indoor air quality (IAQ). Both are great features to have in any home, but as a homeowner, you might be led to believe that favoring more energy efficiency will affect your indoor air quality. Since energy efficiency has to do with the operating cost of your home, will it also affect your home’s indoor air quality and comfort? Not necessarily.
While indoor air quality will mostly depend on HVAC performance, you can still improve both aspects with smart design decisions for your home.
Choose an Energy-Efficient Exterior
A good roofing and siding material can significantly reduce your home’s monthly energy consumption. This is because they can help keep your home’s indoor temperatures naturally comfortable for longer, which means you won’t have to depend too much on your HVAC system. So, if you’re planning a full roofing or siding replacement this spring, choosing energy-efficient materials will be worth the investment!
Use Your Ventilation System Wisely
With a well-built ventilation system, you can improve your HVAC system’s energy efficiency, especially throughout the seasons. However, poor management and maintenance can affect your HVAC’s output and cause it to work harder than necessary. One way to keep your systems efficient without sacrificing indoor air quality is to clean and replace your air filters, especially if they’re dirty. Otherwise, dirt and debris caught in the filters can restrict airflow throughout your home as well as compromise your indoor air quality.
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