Indoor Air Quality


Indoor Air Quality

Few things are as important as the air you breathe. Air is essential for life. Air quality impacts your family’s health, comfort and belonging. Breathing is so automatic we usually don’t think about what’s lingering in the air – especially at home. But did you know the air your breathe in your home may be more harmful than the air you breathe outside?

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency studies have shown that your indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than the air outside – even in smoggy, urban areas.

Treating indoor air – in your entire home – should be #1 on your list of home improvements. Aprilaire Whole-Home Products can help improve your family’s health, comfort and finances by improving your indoor air quality.

Whole House Humidifiers

aprilaire-humidifierPut humidity control in your hands with a whole home humidifier.

Humidification is the process of adding moisture to the air and is a significant part of indoor air quality and comfort. Using a Whole-Home Humidifier is one of the most effective ways to add the proper amount of humidity to your indoor air and prevent the problems caused by dry air. During the winter months the problem is even worse, due to the reduction of relative humidity in the outside air.

Dry air in your home causes higher energy costs by making you feel cold at normal temperatures, leading you to turn up the thermostat. It can also damage your home and its contents, including electronics, wood and instruments. Dry air is also bad for your health by increasing your chances of getting colds, upper respiratory problems, bloody noses, dry mouth and eyes, sore throats and cracked, itchy skin.

A whole house humidifier can deliver the perfect amount of moisture to the air in your home, minimizing the negative effects of dry air and making you more comfortable at lower thermostat settings. While portable units only address certain rooms, a whole house unit installs directly in your home’s existing central heating and cooling system. A whole house humidifier provides whole house comfort.

Whole House Dehumidifiers

whole-house-dehumidifierIf your home has a high humidity problem, you can install a whole house dehumidifier to remove the right amount of humidity. Too much humidity in your home can make you feel miserable, be harmful to wood floors and furniture, make your home a breeding ground for insects, make your house smell musty and can make you sweat even at normal indoor temperatures. Too much humidity can also cause health problems such as allergies and asthma when it creates mold and mildew and a perfect environment for dust mites.

Even activities such as showering and cooking can add a lot of extra moisture to your home. Your air conditioner is designed to control temperature, not humidity. Installing a whole house dehumidifier will control and maintain healthy, comfortable conditions in your home. A whole house dehumidifier can be installed as part of your existing heating and cooling system and works along with your air conditioner, or independently as needed, but never so much that your house becomes dry. A whole house system works through your entire home, unlike portable units. A whole house unit can deliver fresher air, is quiet, low maintenance and automatically senses the air to keep the humidity at just the right level for you.

Whole House Air Purifiers

air-purifierNo matter how clean you keep your home, it’s likely full of harmful particles that can increase your chances of colds and flu. If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, you already know the impact that polluted air in your home can have. You can control the purity of the air in your home with a whole home air purifier. Unlike standard portable air purifiers, whole-home air purifiers are installed as part of your home’s heating and cooling system, away from living areas and runs through state-of-the-art filters, effectively removing polluted air, not just in one room, but silently delivering clean air throughout your entire home.

Air pollution in your home can be harming to your health and be even more harmful than the air outside. Your home can be filled with mold spores, pet dander, pollen and bacteria. The EPA cites indoor air pollution as a high public health risk.

Portable cleaners require regular cleaning anywhere from 1-3 months, while whole house air purifiers require cleaning usually just once a year.