Our Systems Improve Air Quality, Enhance Ventilation and Balance Humidity
The air quality inside your home may be even worse than the air outside, especially if you are among America's 40 million allergy sufferers. Add in the fact that we spend 90 percent of our time inside, and indoor air quality becomes a major concern.
What are some causes of poor indoor air quality?
- Tobacco smoke
- Dust mites found in bedding
- Dander from household pets
- Formaldehyde from carpeting, upholstery and wall paneling
- Fumes from household products including: paints, paint strippers, and other solvents; aerosol sprays; cleansers and disinfectants; etc.
- Mold and mildew found in wet or moist walls, ceilings, carpets, and furniture; as well as poorly maintained humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners
- Combustion pollutants from fuel burning appliances such as space heaters, ranges, ovens, stoves, furnaces, fireplaces, water heaters and clothes dryers
How does poor indoor air quality affect people?
- Irritated eyes
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- Scratchy throat
Poor indoor air quality can also trigger asthma attacks as well as serious illnesses in immune-compromised individuals, the elderly and very young children.
Improving Your Indoor Air Quality
The best way to remove airborne contaminants and purify home air is with a whole-house air cleansing system that works hand-in-hand with a central heating or air conditioning system. By using the same system that moves heated and/or cooled air through your home, you address contamination in every room. These systems can use a variety of techniques to decontaminate your air, including fine particle filters, ionization and ultraviolet lights.
Balancing Indoor Humidity
A central humidifier will keep you and your family more comfortable and protect your furniture and woodwork from the ravages of dry air. A humidification system can even save you money, because properly humidified air feels warmer than dry air does, so you can lower your thermostat without feeling colder. Coan Oil installs central humidification systems that work with your heating and/or cooling system to improve the humidity level throughout the home.
An energy-efficient ventilation system helps a well sealed home "breathe" more effectively, which improves air quality and keeps the air smelling fresh. We install systems that heat fresh air as it is introduced so that your heating system does not have to work overtime to compensate.
An Aprilaire high-efficiency air cleaner makes your air as clean as possible throughout the home by removing particulates from the air as it is heated or cooled. It can help rid your home of dust, dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, pollen, bacteria and viruses, smoke and more. Whenever your heat or air conditioning runs, the air cleaner filters the air through a state-of-the-art filter media to remove contaminants. The resulting clean air is then distributed via your heating and cooling system's ductwork to your entire home. The system is easy to maintain with maintenance required only every one to two years. Humidification
An Aprilaire whole-home humidifier improves your family's health and comfort and protects wood furnishing by balancing humidity and preventing the air from becoming too dry. These systems deliver the perfect amount of moisture to your air, making you feel more comfortable at lower thermostat settings. Working directly with your heating or cooling system, the humidifier distributes water vapor throughout your home. Aprilaire's Automatic Digital Humidifier Control monitors the outdoor temperature and the indoor humidity levels while providing convenient troubleshooting and maintenance reminders. Ventilation
An Aprilaire ventilation system allows you to exchange your whole-home's stale, polluted indoor air for fresh air in an energy-efficient way 365 days a year. Energy-efficient windows and doors, thicker insulation and airtight vapor barriers have made homes more efficient, saving both energy and money, but it has also made it nearly impossible for these homes to expel the stale polluted indoor air and import cleaner, fresher outdoor air. An Aprilaire ventilation system exchanges indoor and outdoor air efficiently to minimize strain on your heating system.
For more information, visit the Aprilaire website.
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