It’s a fact: the number one cause of common colds and other respiratory ailments – such as asthma and allergies – is the air inside your home. Common indoor air pollutants include:
- Dust & dust mites
- Mold & mildew
- Cleaning solution by-products
- Pet dander
- Construction by-products
- New carpeting, which contains formaldehyde
- Tobacco smoke by-products
- And more
At Bruce Solomon Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are Indoor Air Quality specialists with numerous solutions for cleaning up your air, and keeping it clean.
Ultraviolet (UV) Lamps
UV Lamps zap the mold and bacteria that can sometimes grow in the moist environment of your outside air conditioning unit or indoor coils.
Air Filtration Systems
Central air filtration systems offer a number of advantages. They are out of sight (integrated into your home heating system, usually by the furnace), very convenient (you’ll never trip over one), and they are quiet during operation.
These systems are designed to trap 99.7% of all dust, dirt and other contaminants that pass through the filter during system operation. Since, over time, all the air in your house will pass through the filter, it will be cleaned and re-cleaned during each cycle.
Equally important, whole-house air filters require very little maintenance. The removable filter should be cleaned about every six months.
Humidity Control Systems
Too much humidity is a bad thing, right? After all, it creates and promotes an environment where bacteria, mold, various fungi and dust mites not only grow, but flourish!
On the other hand, dry air causes its own fair share of problems. In fact, excessively dry indoor air can make you more vulnerable to harmful viruses and respiratory ailments.
So what’s the answer? A whole-house, combined humidification and dehumidification system that enables you to control and maintain the proper levels of relative humidity, which most experts agree are between 40%-55%.
With a whole-house humidifier/dehumidifier from Bruce Solomon Plumbing, Heating & Air, you can maintain ideal levels of humidity all year long. In the process, expect to save 5% or more on your annual fuel bill. You’ll also add greatly to your family’s indoor comfort while helping to prevent and control problems with asthma, allergies, colds and flus, and more.
Where do the energy savings come from? Cold air is dry, and in dry air, moisture evaporates from your skin. That, in turn, tends to cool you off. So, by setting the thermostat at 69° with a relative humidity of 35%, you’ll feel just as warm as you would in 72° air with 19% relative humidity.
Bottom line, you want to dehumidify your home in warm weather, and add humidity when it’s cold.
Problems with your indoor air? Then contact Bruce Solomon for our best advice on how to take care of the problem…for good.