Our world has seemingly forever changed thanks to COVID-19. Indoor Air Quality in our homes is even more of a priority. Poor indoor air quality has been linked to serious health ailments. Stagnant air in homes and in the workplace combined with indoor moisture becomes a breeding ground for molds, viruses and bacteria causing a variety of health-threatening upper respiratory illnesses.
According to the United States EPA website on indoor air quality, proper maintenance of heating and air conditioning equipment are very important in controlling common biological contaminants in your home. Those contaminants include mold, dust mites, pet dander (skin flakes), droppings and body parts from cockroaches, rodents and other pests or insects, viruses and bacteria. Many of these biological contaminants are small enough to be inhaled. Maintaining your heating & cooling equipment, therefore, is very important. Keeping the relative humidity in your home between 30% and 50% will help control mold, dust mites and cockroaches.
The following are a couple of products Hetter Heating & Cooling recommends to help homeowners improve their home's indoor air quality:
"85% of American homeowners are not aware that pollution may be worse inside their homes than outdoors."
American Lung Association
Trane CleanEffects Electronic Air Cleaner
Trane introduced the revolutionary CleanEffects electronic air cleaner fifteen years ago. This game changer in the industry boasts efficiencies better than that of a HEPA (commonly used in hospitals everywhere). CleanEffects is 99.98% efficient down to .3 microns and delivers 100 times the amount of clean air that a standard 1-inch filter does, not to mention eight times the amount of clean air of a HEPA system.
Aprilaire 1210 Media Air Cleaner
Aprilaire’s 1210 media air cleaner is equipped with innovative filtering media that can give you exceptionally clean air throughout your home. These units permanently trap pollen-sized particles, helping to minimize the risk of asthma and allergy attacks. The 1210 also permanently traps mold spore particles (3 microns and larger) at a rate of 70%.
"There is yet no cure for the common cold. The most important preventive measure would appear to be the proper regulation of humidity."
New York State Journal of Medicine
Aprilaire 600 Automatic OR manual bypass humidifier
The Aprilaire 600 Automatic humidifier is installed in your existing HVAC duct system with an outdoor sensor so it will automatically adjust with the temperature outside. These units can adjust up to 80,000 times per day.
The Aprilaire 600 Manual humidifier is installed in your existing HVAC duct system as well, but any adjustments to humidity levels must be done manually. This is the least expensive whole house humidifier option. Both humidifiers offered here can be controlled by installing a one of a few different select touch screen thermostat options that offer relative humidity display.
"Humidity reduces the incidence of respiratory infections and speeds recovery from the common cold."
Dr. William J. Hitschler
Reme Halo germicidal lamp
Manufacturers of the Reme-Halo air purifier like to refer to it as the next generation of IAQ technology. This product features a higher Ionized Hydro-peroxide output which gives it a faster kill rate for airborne microbials. The manufacturer – RGF Environmental Group – contends this higher output drops more particulates from the air bringing relief to those who suffer from allergies & other respiratory issues.
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