Did you know that the indoor air in your home might be polluted? Even though we’re surrounded by fresh mountain air, inside things could be radically different. Why? Because your home is built to be energy efficient with seals to keep the elements out. However this in turns traps pollutants inside. What types of pollutants? Quite a few actually…keep reading.
A large cause of indoor air pollution are volatile organic compounds. VOCs are pollutants that come from many household items such as household cleaners and detergents, air fresheners, carpets, pains, finishing products and even beds. These airborne chemicals are not good for your health. Other airborne contaminants include mold spores, allergens, bacteria, viruses, smoke and dander.
Indoor air quality products integrate into your HVAC system to bring healthy breathing back into your home. IAQ products are not mutually exclusive, but each serves a specific purpose in the betterment of your indoor air. Visit our indoor air quality page to learn more!
An enhanced air purifier like the Lennox® PureAir™ pictured here can do wonders for your indoor air. This air purifier is able to capture and destroy microscopic particles such as mold/mildew/bacteria and odors/chemical vapors. This air purifier not only reduces, but also destroys ozone, a known lung irritant.
UV lamps play a key role in indoor air quality by killing things like mold spores in the indoor coil. When the air conditioning is running, the dark and damp interior of the indoor coil is a prime breeding ground for mold. Mold not only hurts air conditioning efficiency, but it can introduce mold spores into the air.
Our winter air is really dry. A whole house humidifier will make your home so much more comfortable, by replenishing needed moisture into the air. Not only will your eyes and skin rejoice in better comfort, but your heating bills will be less because properly humidified air feels warmer.
What if in the dead of winter you could open the windows, and let in some fresh air without making the house cold and hiking up your utility bills? With a ventilator you can! These exchange stale indoor air for fresh outdoor air, and transfer heat energy in the process.