The environmental protection agency estimates that the air inside most homes and businesses are 2-3 times more unhealthy than outdoor air. Our homes and businesses are tighter with more insulation and better sealed windows and doors to reduce energy usage. As a result things begin to accumulate inside like dead skin, pet dander, furniture treatments, floor coatings and building products. Many of these include volatile organic compounds like solvents and hydrocarbons.
The good news is that A Better Heating and Air offers a full line of indoor air quality products to improve your indoor air. Breathing good quality air helps to improve quality of life. When your indoor air is healthy you have peace of mind that your family is healthy.
Air filtration is step 1 in improving indoor air quality. A good whole house high efficiency air filtration system attaches to your heating and air conditioning to filter the air as it moves through the filter. This cleans your indoor air while also keeping your heating and air conditioning system super clean as well. The most important thing to remember is that if you do not have a good air filtration system in you home or business then your lungs are the filter.
Comfortable indoor air is dependent on the right humidity levels. Furnaces and heat pumps can cause indoor air humidity to drop so you need to add humidity to your indoor air. Proper indoor humidity levels also stop hardwood floors and woodwork from drying out and cracking. Low humidity indoor air results in static electricity build up which you might notice when you touch light switches or other people. If you get that jolting shock from static electricity then your indoor humidity is too low. . Properly humidified indoor air also has a higher comfort level at lower temperatures. This allows you to use a lower set point on your thermostat and reduce your energy consumption.
In the summer your air conditioner acts a a dehumidifier by removing humidity as it runs. Sometimes however your home or office may have more humidity than your air conditioner can remove. Mold, Mildew and rusting appliances can be a sign that your humidity is too high. A dehumidifier supplements your heating air conditioning system and provides powerful high capacity dehumidification 24 hours a day. These systems also reduce humidity in bathrooms or laundry rooms.
Your indoor air can also have dangerous viruses, bacteria or mold spores circulating in it. A whole system Ultra Violet light uses UV light frequencies to kill viruses and living organisms. As the air passes by the UV light these organisms are killed and destroyed. Hospitals and clean rooms use industrial UV lights to sanitize their air as well. Our system is designed specifically to work with your heating and air conditioning system.
Contact us for all your indoor air quality needs or to receive a free home Indoor Air Quality recommendation.