A focus of modern construction has been to seal the home well to prevent air leaks which hurt the efficiency of a home. This goes a long way in making homes more efficient, but it also introduces a new problem: indoor air pollution.
You might be thinking this doesn’t apply to your home, but let us run a few things by you. First of all, did you know that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are released into the air form a variety of household items? Cleaners, detergents, carpets, paints and even your bed. VOCs are harmful to your health, according to the EPA. Other contaminants can become airborne such as allergens, bacteria, molds and dander. Additionally, during a frigid Missouri winter season, indoor air can become stale.
The great news is that we offer indoor air quality products that integrate into your HVAC system to make the air you breathe much healthier. These products work together to purify, protect and humidify the air your family breathes.
The air filter that comes standard on an HVAC system only catches large dust particles in the air. They are designed to help keep the system clean, not clean air for healthier living. More advanced air cleaners can trap and contain microscopic contaminants including smoke, allergens, bacteria, pet dander and more!
Our winters are dry, and that makes for discomfort in both colder air and dry skin (and dry eyes). A whole house humidifier will work miracles in your home. Your skin will be healthier, and you’ll save on energy bills because properly humidified air feels warmer. We offer different styles from steam humidifiers to bypass and fan powered.
Although a St. Louis winter is pretty dry, our summers are equally muggy. A normal split system air conditioning system does dehumidify air to some extent when cooling. Plus some furnaces and air handlers assist with this even more. A whole house dehumidifier such as this one from Aprilaire® can properly adjust the humidity in your entire home.
When your doors and windows are shut tightly during a frigid winter or hot and humid summer, indoor air can become stale. Opening the windows has a negative impact on your utility bill, and introduces discomfort. A ventilator is able to exchange stale indoor air for fresh air from outside, and it transfers heat energy in the process to protect comfort and utilities.
The Aprilaire media air cleaner is the best choice for homeowners who suffer from allergies. Equipped with state-of-the-art filter media, the whole-home air cleaner delivers exceptionally clean air throughout your home at an affordable price. Why suffer from airborne allergens, when you can remove them for good?