Indoor Air Quality Solutions
The air in your home can be up to five times more polluted than the outside air. With advances in home insulation and keeping the elements out, they are also keeping in irritating airborne particles. Most homes generate about 40lbs of dust for every 1500 sqft of home. A dust mite is one of the most common household allergens. One ounce of dust contains up to 40,000 dust mites. Our indoor air quality is so poor that if you or someone in your family has breathing problems, a doctor may prescribe one of the items listed below. If it is prescribed by a doctor it can be tax deductible as a health expense.
We spend about 65% of our lives in our homes. Your home is your sanctuary and it should be comfortable. You have a variety of options when it comes to a more comfortable home environment.
Humidifiers will keep your home more comfortable during the heating season. They help combat bloody noses, dry skin, and reduce static electricity. Some virus (like influenza) depends on a dry environment to live. A humidifier can reduce your family’s chances of contracting these types of viruses. Over-dry air can aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms which lead to dry noses, sore throats, and cracked, itchy skin. Dry air can damage things in your home like plaster, hard wood floors, and furniture. Humidity makes your home feel warmer which means you can be comfortable at a lower temperature. There are many health benefits, energy savings, and comforts associated with whole home humidifiers.
Media Air Filter Cabinet
Media Air Filters will filter out 20 times more dirt and allergens than a standard 1 in filter. Your standard 1” filter has a clean air delivery rate of 12. Clean air delivery rate measures the effectiveness of air cleaners. The higher the delivery rate, the more effective the unit is at filtering out airborne particles and allergens. See the diagram below for more details.
If you are looking for something for better filtration than your 1” filter but do not want to spend the money on something like the CleanEffects™, this is the product for you. In most cases it can be easily switched out in the same location as your current 1” filter. Call us for more details.
Trane FreshEffects™ indoor air exchange
If you wish you could have freshness of outdoor air in your home, you are not alone and there is a product for you. It is a fresh air exchange. The Trane FreshEffects™ exhausts indoor stale air and brings in fresh, preconditioned, outdoor air all year long, so your home can be a cleaner, more enjoyable place to live.
Trane CleanEffects™ electronic air cleaner
Trane CleanEffects™ is the leader in air cleaning technology. It removes up to 99.98% of allergens from filtered air. It is up to 100 times more effective than a 1” filter. It can reduce your dust up to 50% and filters down to .1 micron. In some cases, Trane CleanEffects™ owners have been able to come off or lower asthma and allergy medications.
RGF® Guardian Air Purification System. This air purification takes germicidal air to a completely new level. It was designed to minimize the effects of a bioterrorist attack in a public place. The scenario was “What if a terrorist aspirated a deadly virus or bacteria in a public area?” Scientists concluded that killing the virus or bacteria in the HVAC system was too late as anyone exposed would have left, exposed others, and a pandemic would arise. RFG proposed that aggressive, friendly oxidizers such as hydro-peroxides, released into the air, could intercept the aspirated bacteria/virus within inches of aspiration. The oxidizers would neutralize the microbes immediately. In order to see how quickly the oxidizers could neutralize the microbes, RFG created a sneeze machine to test the theory. The found that the Guardian Air PHI Cell® showed a 78% reduction in 3’ and the Guardian Air REME® Cell showed a 99% reduction in 3’ from the point of aspiration. The unit is placed in your return air duct and as the air is pushed over the coil the RGF Guardian air cell emits oxidizers which are pushed throughout your home attacking and killing microbes.
It is important to understand the Trane CleanEffects™ is a high quality filter that reduces dust and allergens. The RGF® Guardian Air Purification system kills bacteria and viruses.