Indoor air quality has become even more important as homeowners are moving more and more toward energy efficient homes. Why? Because tightly sealed construction doesn't just trap in conditioned air, it traps pollutants as well.
What Causes Indoor Air Pollution?
A variety of things can pollute the air in your home. Cleaning products release volatile organic compounds into the air that don't go away. Molds and bacteria can make their way into the air. Is someone sick? The flu virus is airborne. Allergens and pet dander are also on the list.
The Indoor Air Quality Solution
If you want to have a healthier, more comfortable home, indoor air quality products are the right choice. They are not mutually exclusive, but work together to protect, refresh and purify the air you breathe each day! These products also help maintain a cleaner system which aids in overall efficiency.
We offer equipment that integrates into your existing system to provide you with better comfort, efficiency and a healthier home. Read about the products we install below, or simply call (719) 297-7400 to speak with us about your indoor air quality concerns! We look forward to helping you enhance the quality of your home's health and comfort!
1. The Infinity Air Purifier
Your HVAC system pulls air from inside the house via the return air duct. This air is sent through a filter before it enters your HVAC system. This air purifier filters microscopic particles from the air before it is sent into the rest of your home - something traditional filters simply cannot do. The effectiveness of an air cleaner is measured with a MERV rating. The Infinity Air Purifier is rated at Merv 16.
2. UV Lamp
A UV lamp performs one function very effectively: They kill mold that can grow inside the indoor coil system. An evaporator coil or fan coil contains piping that holds refrigerant. When the air conditioning is on, warm air from the home is forced through the frigid coil which causes moisture to condensate. This is a breeding ground for mold. If mold grows, it can release mold spores into the air, and decrease the efficiency of your HVAC system.
An energy recovery ventilator is truly a piece of art. These are referred to as Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV). A ventilator is able to take outside air and exchange it with stale inside air, while transferring the heat energy and humidity. It's like opening a window without having a heavy impact on your utility bills. It is a great way to keep fresh air inside your home.
4. Whole House Humidifier
Our Colorado winter season is brutally dry. This can cause uncomfortable dry skin and raised heating bills. Why higher heating bills? Because dry air feels colder. A whole house humidifier not only makes your home healthier and more comfortable, it helps save energy and keeps dry skin from irritating you all winter long! There are bypass and fan powered models. Call us for more information.
If you have a larger home or want to ensure consistent levels of humidity for the comfort of your family and the care of your furnishings, this steam humidifier may be your best choice. It generates steam by energizing two electrodes. Current flowing between the electrodes causes water to turn to steam, which is delivered into the duct by a patented dispersion tube.