Indoor Air Quality
Improve the Indoor Air Quality in Your Charlotte Home
Breathing quality indoor air is critical for good health. Most Americans spend a significant amount of time indoors where gas, chemicals, and other pollutants can cause headaches, eye irritation, allergies, and even fatigue.
Clean air can prevent many environmental health hazards such as asthma. According to the EPA, indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air and it affects 25 million people, including 7 million children in a given year. Asthma accounts for nearly 17 million physician office and hospital visits.
Another reason for having good indoor air quality is to protect your investment. Improved air quality keeps heating and air conditioning components from corrosion, microbial, filth, and debris. Your air conditioner is one big dehumidifier (which creates moisture) therefore your indoor coil is almost always wet and dark creating a bacterial breading ground.
Rudy Cool IAQ Solutions:
UV Light Installation
Here are just a few of the benefits a homeowner can gain by investing in UV lights:
- Reduce Illnesses and Allergies – Many illnesses and allergens can easily spread through your HVAC system. But, with the right placement and strength, UV light can kill or eliminate the majority of microorganisms that lurk deep within the coils and air ducts of your system.
- Eliminate Odors – Occasionally, your HVAC system can transport odors of tobacco, paint, burned food, and other contaminants throughout your home. Some odors are just annoying; others can be downright dangerous to your health. Luckily, UV lights can help eliminate these volatile organic compounds from the air and have you breathing easier.
- Improve Airflow – UV lights reduce the contaminants that build up in your ductwork, which causes your system to work harder. When you install UV lights in your HVAC system, they clear the buildup and improve airflow. In addition to improving your airflow, maintenance costs will also go down.
- Improve HVAC Efficiency – It’s not uncommon for the inside of your HVAC system to become clogged with dirt, pollutants, and other debris, which can diminish your system’s ability to deliver air to the rooms of your home and function effectively. Installing UV lights in your HVAC unit can help clean your system and remove buildup in ductwork and pipes and in cooling coils. A cleaner system will have improved airflow, which can increase system capacity by as much as 35 percent.
Air Cleaners/Media Filters
A media air cleaner is a cabinet placed in the return air duct of the forced air system. As air passes through your HVAC system, the media air cleaner traps airborne particles within the filter media before they reach your indoor atmosphere.
The main HVAC difference between a media air cleaner and a standard air filter is size. Conventional air filters are an inch thick while media cleaners are 4 to 5 inches thick. This allows for more and better air filtration.
- More effective than traditional filters
- Captures invisible particulates
- Captures pathogens
Whole house humidifiers work with the home furnace to distribute moisture efficiently to all living areas, whereas portable models are only capable of treating moisture areas in smaller areas. A humidifier fosters proper distribution of moisture throughout your home, protecting you or your family from dry air during winter. Dry air can cause skin irritations and allergies.
- Good health: You can improve your family’s well-being by treating dry air throughout your home. Humidifiers have been shown to improve lung health, alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms and reduce instances of illness.
- Winter comfort: Properly humidifying your home during winter can make the space feel warmer. The efficient use of energy by a home humidifier can lead to energy savings, since your home will feel warmer at lower temperatures.
- Protection of furnishings: Stabilizing the humidity levels in your home with a furnace humidifier can help preserve wood. Maintaining proper humidity can protect wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking and drying out.