Indoor air pollution can be caused by many things. Paints, finishing and cleaning products and even your bed can release VOCs into the air that are harmful to the human body. Mold, allergens and bacteria also make their way into your air with no way out. The EPA has even measured indoor air to be up to ten times more polluted than the air outside!
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If you want protect the health of your home and family, indoor air quality products are a great place to start. IAQ products work together to protect, refresh and purify the air you breathe. These products each perform a specific task in the overall goal for clean air, and they also help maintain a cleaner heating and air conditioning system which benefits overall efficiency.
A whole house air purifier uses a 3-stage filtration process to filter microscopic particles from the air before it is conditioned – something traditional filters simply cannot do. The effectiveness of an air cleaner is measured with a MERV rating.
A UV lamp has a very specific purpose in the indoor air quality picture. That purpose is to destroy the mold which tries to grow in the dark, damp interior of the indoor coil. Not only can mold in your coil release mold spores into the air, but this can also decrease the efficiency of your cooling system and raise your utility bills.
A ventilator is able to take outside air and exchange it with stale inside air, while transferring the heat energy and humidity. It’s like opening a window without having a heavy impact on your utility bills. The two types of ventilator are an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) and a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV). The ERV model also transfer humidity.
Tennessee isn’t really known for dry weather…in fact, usually we’re trying to escape the summer humidity! However, winter air is dry, which can cause dry skin and raised heating bills. Why? Because dry air feels colder. A whole house humidifier not only makes your home healthier and more comfortable, it helps save energy.
If you have a larger home or want to ensure consistent levels of humidity for the comfort of your family and the care of your furnishings, this steam humidifier may be your best choice. It generates steam by energizing two electrodes. Current flowing between the electrodes causes water to turn to steam, which is delivered into the duct by a patented dispersion tube.
Your air conditioning system performs a certain amount of dehumidication. However our hot and humid summer means a home sometimes needs more. Especially for basements and areas subject to more moisture. A whole house dehumidifier can work with your HVAC system to maintain proper humidity levels so your house isn’t muggy inside. This can also save on cooling bills.