Effective Indoor Air Quality Solutions and Their Purpose

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality has become a central focus for homeowners in Sacramento, CA, in recent years. The average person spends about 90 percent of their time indoors, whether at home, at work or out shopping. While you can’t control the cleanliness of the air inside an office or retail store, you can do so in your house. Read on to learn about some of the most effective IAQ devices that can help you improve your indoor air quality.

Air Cleaners

Every home in Sacramento, CA, should have an air cleaner, especially if you suffer from allergies or asthma. After installing the Trane CleanEffects Air Cleaner, you’ll notice a significant difference in your indoor air quality. This IAQ device uses revolutionary technology to remove up to 99.98% of airborne particles, including allergens and bacteria. It’s up to 100 times more effective than your HVAC system’s standard filter at trapping particle pollutants as small as .1 microns. By reducing the dust in your house by up to 50%, it’ll help you breathe easier and sleep better.

Humidifiers

The air in Sacramento, CA, can become dry during the winter months. Extremely dry conditions can damage wooden furnishings and floors. Dry air can also lead to health problems, including itchy eyes, nosebleeds and sore throat. That’s why maintaining an indoor humidity level between 30 and 50 percent is so critical. A steam or fan-powered humidifier from Trane can help you achieve this range, adding just the right amount of moisture to the air.

Dehumidifiers

If your home feels stuffy, chances are the humidity level is high. Excessively moist and clammy air is the most noticeable sign that your home’s humidity is too high for comfort. Modern homes are especially susceptible to high humidity because of their tighter thermal envelopes. By installing a dehumidifier, you’ll reduce the amount of moisture in your home’s air and prevent problems stemming from high humidity, including microbial growth.

Whole-Home Ventilators

As mentioned, modern homes have tight thermal envelopes. While this is good for energy efficiency, it’s bad for indoor air quality. Whole-home ventilators, such as an energy recovery ventilator, exhaust stale indoor air and replace it with fresh and preconditioned air from outside. As a result, whole-home ventilators reduce chemical vapors, musty odors and naturally occurring gases that are common in tightly sealed houses. Trane’s energy recovery ventilators include an indoor air quality filter and fit homes up to 4,500 square feet in size. We can help install your ERV.

Standard HVAC Filters

Standard HVAC system filters come in many shapes and sizes. The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) measures a standard HVAC filter’s ability to capture larger particle pollutants between 0.3 and 10 microns in size. When choosing the most effective filter for your heating or air conditioning system, it’s vital that you pay attention to the MERV. It’s also critical that you check the filter monthly and change it as needed. This will help your HVAC system operate more efficiently and protect your indoor air quality from harmful contaminants.

Some homes in Sacramento, CA, contain air 100 times more polluted than the air outside. Don’t allow your indoor air quality to worsen to this point and jeopardize your family’s health and comfort. Contact Elk Grove Plumbing & Drain today to learn more about our range of IAQ solutions. We’re a proud and proven Trane Comfort Specialist that stands behind our work, and we aim to meet or beat any price from a licensed HVAC contractor. You can count on us to give you all the indoor air quality solutions you need to enjoy a better quality of life.

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