You want the air inside your Fairview, North Carolina, home to be as healthy as possible. Poor indoor air quality can trigger allergy attacks, cause irritation to your respiratory tract and make you feel unhealthy overall. One way to combat dirty indoor air is by installing various types of air quality systems. Let’s explore some of the features of the various indoor air quality systems that we carry and how they can benefit you.
To effectively trap airborne particles, such as pollen and harmful microbes, install an air purifier in your HVAC system. A high-quality air purifier, such as our Infinity® Air Purifier GAPA, which uses Captures and Kills™ technology, is so efficient that it’ll trap nearly 95 percent of harmful pathogens and kill or inactivate them with an electrical charge. This purifier is effective at eliminating 13 dangerous microbes, including those that cause the common cold. As a result, you won’t have to worry about getting sick and visiting the doctor as often.
You depend on your air conditioner to keep your home cool during the hot summer months. Deep inside the indoor air handler of your air conditioning unit sits the indoor coil. This part of the air conditioning unit is dark and damp. All through the cooling season, water condenses on the indoor coil, creating the perfect environment for microbial growth. As these microbes grow and thrive in this environment, they can move into your house every time the air conditioner runs.
One way to prevent these nasty pathogens from growing is by placing a UV (ultraviolet) lamp near the coil. UV lamps run at a frequency that kills bacteria and growth. People often use them in hospital settings to kill drug-resistant bacteria.
UV lamps aren’t only helpful in killing bacteria. They also help to prevent growth from occurring in the first place. When the indoor coil is clean from growth, it can perform more efficiently. As a result, your air conditioning unit will run smoothly with better airflow.
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Most homeowners are diligent about having smoke alarms installed in their houses. But many people neglect to have a carbon monoxide alarm installed. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a by-product of inadequate combustion of burning fuels. Carbon monoxide, often called the silent killer, is odorless, colorless and extremely difficult to detect. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), thousands of people a year are treated at emergency rooms for exposure to carbon monoxide, and people can die from the poisoning.
Because CO is so hard to detect, it’s essential that you have a carbon monoxide alarm installed. Our Carrier® CO alarm can help to safeguard your family from this harmful gas. The alarm uses sophisticated technology that detects and records CO levels and updates those recordings every 15 seconds.
You can easily see the numbers on the digital face and if the sensors pick up dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, a loud alarm goes off to alert you. If the alarm goes off, take your family outside. Open doors and windows for ventilation. Call us as soon as possible to fix the problem.
During the summer months when the weather is hot and humid, your home can feel uncomfortable and stuffy. When you add a whole-home energy recovery ventilator to your HVAC system, you can reduce this stuffiness.
Energy recovery ventilators remove stale air from inside your house and send it outside. They then bring in fresh air from outside. Energy recovery ventilators are designed to make this exchange easily without losing valuable cooled air from inside of your home. As a result, you won’t waste energy or money cooling lost air.
Do you want to learn more about the best indoor air quality systems for your unique home and needs? Give Gentry Heating, Inc. a call at 828-581-4045 today.
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