Modern indoor comfort systems are not complete without addressing indoor air quality concerns. Why? Because homes are built to be energy efficient, but this in turn traps many airborne pollutants inside — Molds, bacteria, allergens and a big offender called volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
VOCs come from a variety of things including household cleaners, carpets, paints and even your bed if you’ve purchased it in the last 20 years. In fact, VOCs are such a rising concern that some homeowners are making the switch to all organic beds, carpets and other household items including daily soaps and cleaning products.
The good news is that you can also radically change the quality of your air with indoor air quality products from Efficiency Heating & Cooling ! We offer indoor air quality products that integrate into your heating and air conditioning system to restore quality to the air you breathe. These products are not mutually exclusive, but work together to filter, protect, refresh and purify the air you breathe! Read below to learn more, or call us today for a free in-home estimate!
The normal filter included with your furnace or fan coil only catches large duct particles in the air. An advanced air cleaner such as the Bryant® Evolution® air cleaner microscopic particles from the air including smoke, bacteria, dander, allergens and even viruses! We offer various levels of advanced filters that operate at different MERV ratings.
A UV lamp has a specific purpose in regards to indoor air quality, and that is to kill mold that grows on the indoor coil. When your air conditioning system is running, warm air from the home is pulled through the chilled coil. The heat energy exchange causes moisture to condensate. This dark, humid area is a prime breeding ground for mold which affects air quality along with system efficiency.
A ventilator adds some magic to your HVAC system by efficiently exchanging outdoor air for indoor air. It’s like opening a window in the middle of the winter without a hit on your comfort or your utility bill! Ventilators come in two primary flavors: A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) exchanges heat energy to protect air conditioning and heating costs.
Sometime winter air is just a little too dry. This affects your skin and eyes. It can affect woodwork and instruments made from wood. It can also affect your heating bill because dry air feels colder. A whole house humidifier restores balance to your home by supplying humidity to the air as it returns from the heating system. With the right configuration you can also purchase a thermostat that measures humidity offering precise control.