Indoor Air Quality

 

Since we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors, breathing quality air is essential to our health and comfort. Did you know that indoor air can be as much as five times more polluted than outdoor air? Things such as pollen, mold, pet dander, dust mites, bacteria & viruses, even chemicals and most likely are circulated throughout your homes heating and cooling system. Fortunately there are products that combat these circumstances.

Air Cleaners

This is probably the most common indoor air quality product. It can be as simple as a pleated filter that removes solid particulates from the air. With the addition of ionizers along with the filter, greater filtration can be achieved removing 99% of airborne particles.

Humidifiers

Overly dry air can cause itchy, cracked skin, and static electrically shocks to name a few. The average home during the winter months has humidity levels that are dryer than most deserts! Adding moisture to the air reduces the opportunity for dust and other irritants to circulate in the air you breathe. Having proper humidification in the air will make you feel warmer at lower set temperatures.

Ultra Violet Lights

Bacteria and mold grow on surfaces that contain moisture. Your cooling system is constantly removing moisture from the air and is present on your indoor coil. Build up of these contaminants can release potentially harmful pollutants such as mold spores and unpleasant odors into the air. UV lights sterilize your cooling coils surface protecting the air you breathe.

Ventilators

Homes today are built to conserve energy and are virtually air tight. What this means is the indoor air becomes trapped recirculating particles, unpleasant odors, gases and moisture in your living space. Ventilators refresh and revitalize indoor air, removing unseen pollutants while maintaining your systems efficiency. It is as if you opened your windows and doors to let fresh air in but without losing the comfort of your heating and cooling.

Dehumidifiers

All homes need humidity control; dehumidifiers play a key role in reducing moisture levels in your home. Moisture and something to grow on brings mold and other contaminants. Although air conditioning removes humidity, sometimes that isn’t enough. There will be times when you need to remove humidity but don’t need the a/c. If your basement is damp and musty or if you get a clammy feeling its more than likely having a whole house dehumidifier would solve these problems.