Indoor Air Quality

Humidifiers are One of the Basic Requirements for You and Your Home

 

In order to make your home as comfortable as possible, you need to add moisture to the air. Doing so reduces dry throat and skin, static shocks, keeps furniture, hardwood floors and your home from drying out and increases energy efficiency. It’s become well known that a home with moisture feels warmer than a dry home, even at lower temperature settings.
The installation of a humidifier not only gives you more comfort but also saves you money.

A Honeywell Humidifier, Aprilaire Humidifier or Generalaire Humidifier mounts directly to your heating and cooling system to humidify the whole home, you should choose to have a heating and cooling professional complete the installation for you.

For those bigger homes – We suggest the installation of steam humidifiers like Aprilaire Model 800 or Honeywell Model HM512:

 

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No one knows your heating and cooling system better than a trained professional.  At Air Comfort we know how to effectively achieve perfect humidity levels in your home throughout the year.  Call us – and explain your humidity concerns.  We will be able to help you choose the correct solution for your needs and complete a professional installation.

When a problem occurs with your humidifier – give us a call. We perform humidifier repairs to Aprilaire Humidifiers, Honeywell Humidifiers and GeneralAire Humidifiers to name a few. We carry numerous parts in our vehicles to satisfy most humidifier repair requirements as well as new water panels.

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Benefits of a Whole-House Air Cleaning System

 

Some airborne contaminants are uninvited like pollen, mold, fungi, bacteria, viruses, dust, mites or even radon gas. While others are self-contributed like tobacco, wood or cooking smoke, combustion by-products, insecticides, pet dander, toxins emitted from air fresheners, carpets, carpet deodorizers, dry-cleaned clothing, glues, household cleaners, paints, varnishes, personal care products, press-board furniture and cabinets, and lots more.

Considering you spend 90% of your time indoors, breathing in 16,000 quarts of air each day, which may be 20-70 times more polluted than outdoor air…you and your family are breathing a chemical stew.

These contaminants adversely affect indoor air quality, which directly affect your health and comfort. Whether the effects are mild or severe, short or long ranging, they can cause symptoms like itchy, watery eyes, sore throat, sneezing, runny noses, headaches, fatigue, tightness of chest, shortness of breath and even epidemics of colds or flu.

And even if you’re not immediately affected, the smallest pollutants are inhaled and retained deep in the lungs, which may result in respiratory and other health problems after years of repeated exposure.

High efficiency air cleaners remove Allergens and lung damaging particles like Dust Mites, Mold Spores, Bacteria, Viruses and much more. A MERV 11 filter will remove particles down to 0.3 micron (1/84000 of an inch)

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HEPA AIR FILTERS

 

Why a HEPA Filter?

 

The quality of the air we breathe, both indoors and out, has a great impact on lung health. Fragile lung tissue is easily damaged by pollutants in the air, resulting in increased risk of asthma and allergies, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer and other respiratory diseases.

Air pollution contributes to lung disease, including respiratory tract infections, asthma, and lung cancer. Lung disease claims close to 335,000 lives in America every year and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Over the last decade, the death rate for lung disease has risen faster than for almost any other major disease.

Biological pollutants, including molds, bacteria, viruses, pollen, dust mites, and animal dander promote poor indoor air quality and may be a major cause of days lost from work and school. In office buildings, heating, cooling, and ventilation systems are frequent sources of biological substances that are inhaled, leading to breathing problems.

 

Did You Know?

 

HEPA filters are the #1 choice of physicians and are often used in hospital operating rooms where clean air environments are required.

 

  • 94% of all respiratory ailments are caused by polluted air.
  • 85% of Americans don’t realize the air in their home may be a health hazard.
  • Airborne particles larger than 10 microns get caught in the nose and throat.
  • Particles smaller than 10 microns are easily inhaled into the lungs.
  • Infants, the elderly and those with chronic respiratory diseases spend 90% of their time indoors.
  • Levels of many common pollutants have been shown to be 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ranked indoor air pollution as a high priority public health risk.
  • Asthma, particularly in children, has increased to an estimated 14.6 million.
  • The World Health Organization has concluded that preventing exposure to environmental allergens may help prevent asthma.

 

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