Clean Air Solutions | Heating and Air Conditioning
Although we can’t see the pollutants, studies have shown that the air inside of our homes can be even more polluted than the outdoors. Persons who spend a great deal of time indoors are at greater risk of developing health problems. The persons at the greatest risk are infants, young children, elderly persons and those with chronic illness. While it is true that typical heating and air conditioning systems clean the air to a certain degree, it will not provide the clean air solutions that an air filtration system is capable of. Some common indoor air pollutants are:
- Animal dander from hair, skin and feathers
- Dust Mite and cockroach parts
- Bacteria and viruses
Dirty ductwork can contribute to poor air quality. Change the filter monthly or as directed by the manufacturer for your specific model of heating and air conditioning system.
Indoor air pollution can contribute to upper respiratory infections like pneumonia and bronchitis, allergic reactions, headaches and nausea. Long term-health effects of indoor pollutants can cause cancer, heart disease, chronic respiratory illnesses and more. Carrier provides for more than just your home’s comfort with heating and air conditioning systems, we provide solutions for maintaining healthy air quality in your home. Let’s take a look at some of Carrier’s air solutions.
Infinity Air Purifier
The Infinity air cleaner is one of the top air purifiers available. The Infinity is a whole-house air cleaner that captures and kills airborne pollutants such as viruses, bacteria and mold spores. The Infinity Air Purifier ensures the air you’re breathing is purified and free of pollutants.
Performance EZ Flex Cabinet Air Filter
The Performance EZ Flex Cabinet air filter is just as effective as the Infinity model by capturing the same pollutants and allergens, and killing the pathogens. This model provides clean air for those with a budget, and its compact size provides a solution for those with limited space.
Comfort Series EZ Flex Cabinet Air Filter
Indoor air pollution can not only irritate health issues such as asthma, allergies and chronic lung disease but can also cause lung disease. The Comfort Series EZ Flex Cabinet air filter offers an affordable and effective alternative to the standard filtration of air through your heating and air conditioning system.
Carrier offers some of the foremost air quality products available. Garland provides highly-knowledgeable HVAC technicians for all of your heating and air conditioning needs.
What Causes Indoor Air Pollution?
There are numerous pollutants that may be found in homes. VOCs are one example. VOCs are dangerous compounds that are emitted as gases and quickly evaporate into the air. VOCs can be removed with quality air cleaning solutions by Carrier. The following are common products that emit VOCs.
- Paints and varnishes
- Cleaning supplies
- Vinyl flooring
- Upholstery and fabrics
- Pressed wood furniture
- Air fresheners
- Tobacco smoke
The EPA classifies phenol, benzene and formaldehyde as hazardous pollutants and is among the most dangerous VOCs, and over 50 percent of homes have more than twice the recommended level.
Allergies are a common health problem related to homes with air quality problems. Allergic reactions can range from mild to life threatening. Some common symptoms are as follows:
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Runny nose and sneezing
- Nasal congestion
- Wheezing and difficulty breathing
Excessive moisture in your home can come from a variety of sources. There are numerous means to control moisture in your home and include the following:
- Repair plumbing leaks, this includes water seeping around tubs and showers due to failed grouting. Stop water from entering basements by ensuring the proper slope away from the home’s foundation, or the installation of a sump pump in certain cases
- Install plastic cover over the soil in crawlspaces to block ground moisture and provide adequate ventilation.
- Use exhaust fans which vent to the outside of the home in kitchens and bathrooms.
- Vent the clothes dryer to the outside of the home.
- Properly installed whole house Dehumidifiers can assist with controlling excessive moisture.
- Increase circulation in the home by opening closed off rooms, and using fans when appropriate.
If your air conditioner only runs a short time, even though the home is cold, you may have an oversized AC in your home. When the system brings the temperature down quickly and shuts off, moisture is not being removed from the air, leading to excessive humidity and its issues of mildew, mold, wood damage and discomfort to occupants. If this sounds like your heating and air conditioning system, having your home assessed for the correct size of system needed, can identify if your system is sized correctly for your home.
Garland Heating and Air Conditioning is your local Carrier dealer Our certified technicians can provide you with the installation of the air quality products your home requires for healthier air, and a more comfortable home. Give us a call for all of your heating and air conditioning needs.