You might find your allergies and asthma start to act up even when you’re inside, possibly due to poor indoor air quality. Luckily, there’s something you can do about it. Ductless HVAC systems, also called mini-split systems, give you consistent room comfort via a mounted indoor unit. Find out how a ductless system can help the air quality in your North Charleston, South Carolina, home.
Controls the Amount of Humidity
With a ductless HVAC system, you can improve the overall air quality by controlling the amount of humidity. Many people feel that a relative humidity of 50 percent is comfortable, but during the summer, the outdoor humidity often climbs to about 70 percent. A ductless air conditioner can remove the excess humidity by chilling the air. That’s because cold air holds less moisture than warm air.
In a traditional HVAC system, air flows through the ducts to heat or cool the house. Over time, these ducts collect contaminants that can affect air quality. Unless you have the ducts cleaned regularly, you will breathe in these airborne particles, which can aggravate allergies and asthma. But with a ductless system, you won’t worry about contaminants collecting in the ducts. As its name implies, a ductless system does not have ducts, because the conduit runs from the outdoor condenser to the indoor unit.
Cleans the Air
Similarly, ductless systems remove any solid particles present in the air through filtration. Every air conditioner uses filters to clean the air after it passes through the blower. While window units use basic filters, ductless ones have filters that catch almost any impurities that travel through it, with the ductless system sucking in the air and blowing it out through the same spot.
Americans spend the majority of their time indoors, and most times, the air quality inside has a higher concentration of pollutants than the air found outdoors. One way you can combat the high indoor contaminant levels is to install a ductless HVAC system. Contact One Call Heating and Air at 843-940-8055 to have one of these systems safely and efficiently installed in your home today.
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