Indoor Air Quality – Allergies? Breathing Issues? Constant Sneezing?
At Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning we take pride in offering complete whole home comfort solutions. On every quote from our company we list various options that can help improve the overall comfort of your home including humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and improved media air cleaners.
Our goal is to make sure you and your family are not only comfortable in regards to temperature but also with the overall quality of the air within your home. The team at Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning has been professionally trained and certified on indoor air quality to suggest the best solutions for your home environment. Contact our team today to learn more about the various solutions we have to offer!
Benefits of Humidifiers
Dry skin control
Skin can easily become chapped and dry due to naturally dry winter air. Your furnace can also decrease moisture in the air, causing indoor humidity levels to drop to 10 percent or below. A humidifier replenishes much-needed moisture to your air, which will work to alleviate dry skin issues. Using a humidifier can also improve eczema symptoms.
Control cold and flu symptoms
Using a humidifier can reduce the amount of viruses and bacteria inside your home, as many thrive in environments with dry air. Adding humidity to the home can also soothe common cold and flu symptoms such as irritation of the nose, scratchy throat, itchy eyes, and more.
Humidifiers are recommended in homes with allergy sufferers. Keeping the home at balanced humidity levels can reduce air pollution, eliminating many of the irritants that cause allergy symptoms.
Wood furnishings, flooring, cabinets, and other elements in the home are sensitive to moisture levels. When humidity levels are too low, these items can crack or split. A humidifier will maintain proper humidity levels in the home to protect these sensitive furnishings.
A humidifier can make you feel warmer inside the home. Moist air feels warmer than dry air, so while using a humidifier, you can turn down your thermostat without noticing a difference in temperature. This will help improve heating efficiency, saving you money on your energy bills.
Dry nasal passages and low moisture in the soft palate can contribute to snoring. A humidifier will help combat dryness and control snoring. Dry nasal passages can also lead to nose bleeds, which a humidifier can help prevent.
Benefits of Dehumidifiers
Dehumidifiers work to keep indoor moisture levels in check during periods of high humidity. Installing a dehumidifier in your home can offer the following benefits:
Eliminate allergy triggers and control symptoms
Many allergy triggers thrive in moist environments. When moisture builds inside the home, dust mites, mold, mildew, and other allergens are more prevalent, causing you to experience increased allergy symptoms. Adding a dehumidifier to your home creates an environment which isn’t hospitable for these allergens, and can alleviate common allergy symptoms such as nasal congestion, itchy eyes, sneezing, respiratory trouble, and skin irritations.
Prevents mold and mildew
When moisture levels inside the home are excessive, mold and mildew can develop pretty much anywhere. A dehumidifier reduces moisture levels, keeping them in the safe range. This prevents the growth of harmful mold and mildew inside your home.
Too much moisture in the air can cause your home to smell musty. This odor is given off by mold and mildew which can easily develop when humidity levels are high. Dehumidifiers reduce moisture, controlling the odors that come along with mold and mildew.
Improves air conditioning efficiency
In a home where humidity levels are high, the air conditioner must work to provide both cooling and humidity control, which consumes more energy and stresses the system which could lead to premature breakdowns. With a dehumidifier, your air conditioner will operate more efficiently, saving you money.
Many things inside your home are sensitive to moisture: books, clothing, upholstery, rugs, and even construction materials. A dehumidifier will keep indoor humidity at a manageable level to protect your belongings from moisture damage.
Damp indoor conditions can be inviting to many pests and small insects. Using a dehumidifier will keep your indoor areas dryer, making them less inviting to millipedes and other bugs you’d rather not share your spaces with.
Benefits of Media Air Cleaners
Indoor air is much more polluted than outdoor air, as ventilation is limited compared to outdoors. Media air cleaners are far more efficient than standard air filters. They work to remove contaminants from your indoor air supply, cleaning your air while protecting you from harmful pollutants. Installing and using a media air cleaner in your home can produce the following benefits:
Superior air cleaning
Media air cleaners are highly efficient, removing even very tiny contaminant particles. They can trap bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and other contaminants which can negatively impact the health and well-being of your family.
A media air cleaner will trap and remove allergens from your air supply, keeping them out of your living spaces where they can trigger allergy symptoms. They can remove dust mites, pollen, mold spores, pet dander, smoke particles, volatile organic compounds, and more. With the addition of a media air cleaner, the concentration of allergens in your home will be drastically reduced.
Bacteria and viruses can circulate throughout your home via the HVAC system. Media air cleaners are effective at trapping these particles, removing them from your air supply and limiting your family’s exposure, working to keep you healthier.
Improved HVAC efficiency
Particles in your air flow can be damaging to your heating and cooling systems. As they circulate through the system, they can build up on equipment, restrict air flow, and cause other issues which limit efficiency. With a media air cleaner, contaminants are removed, allowing your heating and cooling systems to operate more efficiently.
Dust, pander, dirt and more build up inside your home, making it dirtier and making you clean more frequently. By removing these particles and preventing them from recirculating throughout the home, a media air cleaner can keep your home cleaner and reduce buildup on the surfaces throughout your home.
Benefits of Ultra Violet Air Purifiers
With the air inside your home being as much as 100 times more polluted than the air outside, it’s important to have an effective air cleaning solution in place. Ultraviolet air cleaners are effective for controlling contaminants and neutralizing harmful particles. Using ultraviolet air cleaners offer the following benefits:
Ultraviolet light air cleaners prevent mold from growing within your HVAC system, as well as mold particles which circulate through the system. They are effective at eliminating 99.9 percent of mold spores. This will limit your family’s exposure to harmful mold which can cause a host of health problems.
Ultraviolet air cleaners disinfect your air as it flows through your HVAC system. These systems effectively neutralize bacteria, dust mites, mold, and other harmful particles. As air is continually circulated throughout the home, it is continuously exposed to the ultraviolet light, which works around the clock to eliminate contaminants.
By neutralizing harmful particles in your indoor air supply, ultraviolet air cleaners keep your family healthier. Their use can reduce allergy and asthma symptoms, alleviate respiratory illnesses, and lessen cold symptoms.
Improves HVAC efficiency
With an ultraviolet air cleaner in place, your HVAC system will stay cleaner. Ultraviolet air cleaners prevent mold, mildew, and grime from building up on your system’s coils; without ultraviolet air cleaning, these particles can easily build up on the surface area of your coils, limiting their efficiency. You’ll benefit from improved system efficiency and reduce your need for coil cleaning.
By neutralizing contaminant particles in your air supply, ultraviolet air cleaners also eliminate the odors they produce. This keeps your home smelling fresher.
Using ultraviolet air cleaners will keep your home cleaner. They eliminate dust from your duct work, preventing it from being recirculated into your living areas where it will build up on surfaces.