Residential Air Cleaners

An air cleaning system which is part of your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning)  system is/was originally designed to protect your furnace and air conditioning equipment.  So we have to understand the best way to achieve the best results with this approach.  Running your blower motor on manual all the time is optimal for air cleaning and also mixes the existing treated air which saves energy.  Because your HVAC system was designed to heat and cool your home, it does not always create the best air cleaning patterns. 

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Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is a serious problem facing homeowners today.  The roots of this problem can be traced directly to the desire for energy-efficient homes to minimize the effects of higher energy costs.  Unfortunatley, making homes tighter and more energy efficient also reduces the naturally occurring exchange of indoor and outdoor air.  Fresh outside air stays out, while air pollutants, excessive humidity and/or overly dry conditions stagnate the indoor air over time. 

While homeowners can't see the majority of indoor air contaminants, they certainly see the effects.  These microsopic paticles slowly stain walls, ceilings, furniture, drapes and carpets.  Lack of humidity control can keep a home damp and sticky, while excessive dryness can crack woodwork and antiques, or create static electricity and dry skin.  Particles attaching to your home's interior have to be scrubbed, laundered or dry cleaned away at the expense of the homeowner's time, money and effort.

But costly cleaning isn't the only consequence of dirty, humid, or dry indoor air.    It is estimated that one in ten people living in North America suffer from asthma or allergies, and pollen, mold spores and dist-mite debris are amonth the most troublesome triggers of such ailments.  Likewise, bacteria and viruses that can be found in indoor air have the potential to cause and spread disease.

Every cubic foot fo air breathed carries a mixture of millions of these tiny annoyances.  In small concentrations, these particles and gases may cause discomfort in the home.  In significant concentrations, they can cause illness.

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