Adding new features to your existing heating and cooling system: furnace filters, electronic air cleaners or heat recovery ventilators will result in a healthier environment and reduced energy bills. There are some things you should know about the heating and cooling systems in your home:
A humidifier will protect your family from the unhealthy effects of dry air, like itchy skin, dry nose, aggravated asthma and allergy symptoms, and susceptibility to infections. Also, increasing the humidity will help you feel comfortable at lower temperatures. Considering that lowering the thermostat setting by one-degree results in a 4% decrease in heating costs, a whole house humidifier is good for both your health and budget.
Your air conditioning is designed to control temperature, not humidity. While it does remove some humidity as a byproduct of cooling, it is not nearly as effective for the job as a dehumidifier. There are also times when the temperature feels fine, but we have to deal with extremely muggy conditions. In such instances, a whole house dehumidifier brings both comfort and cost savings.
Whole house air cleaners are the only truly effective way to reduce indoor air pollution. They are installed as part of your home’s central heating and cooling system, so every time your system runs, the air in your home is filtered thus removing potentially harmful contaminants from every room, helping get rid of dust, dust mites, bacteria, mold spores, smoke etc. Moreover, they require only infrequent maintenance (once per year), making them a solid investment in the well-being of your family.
An Aprilaire Ventilation System allows you to ventilate your whole home’s stale, polluted indoor air with fresh air in an energy-efficient way 365 days a year.
Your home needs ventilation—the exchange of indoor air with outdoor air—to reduce indoor pollutants, moisture, and odors. Contaminants such as formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, and radon can accumulate in poorly ventilated homes, causing health problems.