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- On August 25, 2016
- air conditioner, Chatham, Fahrhall Protection Plans, HVAC, maintenance, Ontario, Promotion, Summer, Windsor
We’re called Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists for a reason. We’re not just about heating or cooling, we’re concerned with building a personalized comfort system that offers you a relaxing and healthy home with clean indoor air.
That ties into everything we do. Older HVAC systems and ones that use ducts can often collect more dust and debris than other systems and will lower your indoor air quality – which is why we offer alternatives like boilers (radiant heating) and ductless systems. They either use fewer ducts or no ducts at all, which eliminates the part of the process that disturbs pollutants and distributes them into your home.
Poor air quality is ignored so often that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), states that indoor air quality can be between two to five times worse than outdoor air.
If anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, these effects are only magnified.
That’s why in addition to the high quality system upgrades we offer, there are also add-ons that can help you have a healthier home. Here are three products that we recommend if you have an interest in upgrading your indoor air quality:
Air Purifiers are systems that, in addition to the filter already installed in your furnace or air handler, will help remove airborne allergens such as mold, mites, pollen, bacteria and other pollutants.
An air purifier is an excellent way to improve the air filtration in your home without significantly decreasing the air flow in your system, which can lead to many issues with your home comfort.
Energy Recovery Ventilators and Heat Recovery Ventilators are two systems that exchange stale, stagnant air that would usually get trapped in your home, for something fresh from the outdoors while maintaining all of your ideal comfort settings such as humidity and temperature.
Many people will just open a window in their home when things start to feel a little stale, but that can have some negative effects on your indoor air quality.
When you open a window it affects the humidity and temperature in your home, which causes your heating and cooling systems to run longer cycles and disturb more pollutants. Not only that, but unless you clean them regularly, window screens can collect a great deal of allergens which will be distributed into your home as soon as you open a window.
If you already have an ERV or HRV, click here to learn how to clean it. That can improve your indoor air quality as well!
We offer whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers that attach directly to your air distribution system. These are for the winter (humidifier) or summer (dehumidifier) and not only make a healthy home, but they can prevent damage to your home as well.
A home that is too dry can lead to dry skin and irritated noses and throats, whereas a home that is too humid can encourage the growth of mould and bacteria, which can cause new health problems. Not to mention that both of these extremes can damage your home (especially wooden furniture).
Most of your time and your family’s time is spent at home, so if you can improve the air quality, you’ll be much happier in and outside of the house.