Did you know the air inside your home could be up to 100 times more polluted than the air outside? It’s true! The air we breathe in our homes is loaded with pollutants like pollen, lung-damaging dust, pet hair, dander, dust mites, mold spores, bacteria and viruses. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental risks to public health today. Another surprising fact…your standard 1″ throwaway furnace filter only traps about 5-15% of airborne particulates!
The solution? Whole home Air Cleaners. With whole home electronic filtration, up to 99% of these small allergy causing particulates can successfully be removed from your home, which gives you the ability to “Breathe Easy”. Joel Smith Heating & Air has trusted Aprilaire for decades to assist in creating a healthier, cleaner home environment for our customer’s families.
Today’s energy efficient homes have the potential to trap stale air indoors, causing poor air quality and possible health problems for you and your family. WHAT CAN YOU DO? Rejuvenate your home with fresh air from the great outdoors. The compact powered air exchanger moves stale, contaminated air out of the house and at the same time brings in fresh air from the outside. In our Northern climate it is recommended to use an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) instead of the ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator). An HRV has the ability to bring in fresh air into your home and it also can remove excess moisture that causes damage to windows and doors. If you have noticed humid conditions or damage from moisture in your home consider looking into the benefits of a Lifebreath HRV.. Give us a call, we will be happy to provide you more details and an evaluation of your home.
Enjoying high quality, healthier air for your entire home is easy and reliable with UV Indoor Air Quality products! Ultra Violet Lamps are specifically designed to work with your central heating and air conditioning system to provide a whole home reduction of airborne pollutants, such as mold, bacteria, allergens and odors. Germicidal UV lights stop airborne and surface mold, bacteria and allergens through the natural power of ultraviolet (UVC) light. As air passes by the powerful ultraviolet bulbs, ultraviolet energy literally destroys almost all disease-causing organisms in the air.
All homes need humidity control. Air conditioning alone can’t always satisfy a home’s humidity requirements. Your air conditioning system is designed to control temperature; not humidity. It only removes humidity as a byproduct of cooling. During the spring and fall seasons, it’s still cool outside and your AC doesn’t run, but it can be damp inside your home. This can make your home become uncomfortable — to avoid that, use an Aprilaire Whole-Home Dehumidifier. Installed as part of your home’s heating and cooling system, Aprilaire central dehumidifiers pull air from every room in your home. It then removes the moisture and cycles dry air back throughout your home. Dehumidifiers work in conjunction with your AC to efficiently balance the humidity levels in your home, but they also have the ability to work independently on days when you don’t need the air conditioner.
Keeping your home’s humidity levels in the proper range can significantly improve the health and comfort of your home.
When it comes to feeling comfortable in your home, the old saying “it’s not the heat (or cold) – it’s the humidity” rings true. Other than ambient temperature, nothing affects a body’s perception of comfort more than the humidity level. There’s actually a fairly narrow range between what is considered “too much” and “too little” humidity.
According to medical experts, many viruses thrive in low humidity increasing the likelihood of catching colds, flu and upper respiratory ailments. You may experience symptoms such as, a dry nose, cracked and itchy skin, or sore throats. At times some have even experienced aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms because of low humidity. Industry experts state that keeping your home’s humidity between 30-45% can help reduce those effects. Not having the right balance of humidity can not only lead to an unhealthy home but also cause permanent damage to your home and belongings. Have you noticed splitting or cracked wood floors, furniture, trim and molding? Protect your family and your home from the unhealthy and damaging effects of over-dry air and look into having a whole home Aprilaire humidifier installed today.