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- Indoor Air Quality
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- Wood-fired boilers and furnaces
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) usually refers to treatment of the air in your home to control humidity levels (up or down) and most importantly to clean contaminants from the air. It should be noted that this applies to forced-air systems, but also to homes heated with forced hot water.
It is common to install a simple mesh air filter on a furnace, and do nothing else to improve the air quality within a building. In tightly-sealed houses, the lack of fresh air introduction and purification of the existing air can actually be dangerous, but even older homes should have proper air purification. And proper humidity levels keep us warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, and can help protect our breathing health as well as our wood furniture.
There is no “one size fits all” IAQ system for all situations. Sometimes it’s fresh air that is needed, and a vent can be added to the system with proper controls to introduce fresh air without harming efficiency by creating a cold draft in the winter or a hot draft in the summer. Other times, a more efficient air filter will trap more dust, pollen, and mold that otherwise would get blown around by your furnace. For better filtration, especially in cases when the owners or occupants suffer from allergies, ultraviolet and/or HEPA filters may be used to destroy and capture contaminants.
Humidifiers and dehumidifiers are important in most cases. Dry winter air makes us more susceptible to cold/flu infections by irritating the nasal passages and lungs, which humid summer air makes the heat feel even more uncomfortable and can lead to mildew and mold growth. Proper humidity levels will extend the life of wood furniture and improve health and comfort.
As mentioned at the top of the page, these improvements are not just for forced-air systems. Homes without ductwork can be fitted with standalone air purification, humidification, and dehumidification systems.
From simple improvements to reduce dirt and dust levels in a house, to a complete HEPA, ultraviolet, humidification and dehumidification package, we can provide you with better air quality and a healthier home or office.