With the growing worry around corona virus at the forefront of so many’s minds, now is the perfect time to take a look at your home or business’s indoor air quality (IAQ). These devices can also help with air that always feels stuffy or moisture levels that never seem quite right. There are techniques and products to improve IAQ. Learn about six HVAC devices you can use to easily restore optimum air quality levels!
When regular vacuuming and dusting sessions can’t even keep your home clean, air cleaners can pick up the slack by working with your HVAC system to trap more than the standard dirt and dust that air filters capture during a cycle. Air cleaners take the process to the next level by capturing pollen, pet dander, smoke, bacteria, and even airborne pathogens down to a size of one or even one-third micron, eliminating potentially harmful pathogens like common cold viruses.
Ultraviolet (UV) lamps can be installed near the indoor coil and related drain pan, where they kill harmful bacteria and mold before they can enter your air supply. You can prevent the spread of bacteria as well as larger mold issues by stopping these airborne contaminants in their tracks.
For most homes, a tight building envelope is a good thing because it prevents air leaks and doesn’t allow polluted outdoor air inside. In some cases, however, a residential building doesn’t allow for adequate ventilation, compromising air flow in the home.
If your home constantly feels stuffy and you find it difficult to draw in fresh air on a regular basis, a ventilator can help; these pull in fresh air while expelling stale air with each cycle. As a bonus, many ventilators also work with your HVAC system to lower energy consumption by using the energy of the outgoing air to condition the incoming air.
A whole-home humidifier adds moisture to the air with steam or water vapor. Since these appliances address the air throughout your home, you can rest assured that they will provide healthy, humidified air to every room.
While some homes need more moisture in the air, excessive humidity levels can create breeding grounds for mold, dust mites, and other pathogens, compromising the integrity of some household appliances.
A whole-home dehumidifier works with the HVAC system to pull moisture from the air with each cycle. Since humidity problems often develop in the basement or other areas of the home that are prone to dampness, you can opt for portable models for localized areas.
One of the most dangerous airborne contaminants, carbon monoxide is also one of the hardest to detect. Because this gas is invisible, odorless, and tasteless, it can cause illness and poisoning before most homeowners even realize its presence.
A carbon monoxide alarm can safely detect this dangerous gas and alert your family before it causes ill effects or even death. Since malfunctioning appliances, furnaces, or other fuel-reliant devices can sometimes create unhealthy carbon monoxide buildup, install carbon monoxide alarms in your home, especially near bedrooms.
Looking to improve the air quality in yours or your customer’s home? US Air Conditioning Distributors stocks many of the most common IAQ appliances that can do just that. Contact your salesperson or local parts store for more details!