INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Helping You Maintain Excellent Indoor Air Quality

Overview

Indoor Air Quality Solutions

The heating and cooling industry has seen a revolution over the past decade. Heating and cooling once defined the industry. But today, many contractors, builders, and homeowners need to consider a variety of air quality factors when planning and installing new Air Conditioning and Heating systems.

We view indoor air quality as a four-part system consisting of temperature control, humidity control, ventilation, and filtration. All of the products we develop are engineered to work together to create a comprehensive and intelligent indoor air quality system.

This is to keep your entire house as healthy, comfortable, and energy-efficient as it can be; all with total control and convenience in mind.

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The Benefits Story

Most matters are more important when it comes to your family's health and comfort than your home's air, especially considering that's where most of us spend at least a third of our day.

Easily installed in new or existing heating and cooling systems, our whole-house solutions work invisibly, silently, and automatically to treat the air in your entire home.

Your home's temperature isn't the only thing that can affect your comfort:

  • Too little humidity can cause uncomfortable and even painful static shocks, sore throats, and dry skin, while too much humidity can make you feel sticky, and your air stuffy–robbing you of a good night's sleep.
  • Musty smells and lingering odors due to the lack of proper home ventilation can also affect you and your family's comfort level.
  • Hot and cold spots throughout your home make you uncomfortable in certain rooms or areas, such as your basement in the winter or upstairs bedrooms in the summer.

Your family’s health could be at risk due to different types of pollutants in your home such as:

  • Airborne, virus-sized particles and irritants including dust and pollen spores
  • Biological contaminants including mold spores, dust mites, viruses, and bacteria
  • Gases, vapors, and odors from gas appliances, furniture glues and finishes, new carpeting, cleaning products, pesticides, paint, perfumes and more

Whole-home products were designed with energy efficiency in mind:

  • Programmable thermostats can save you up to 30% on your heating and cooling bills a year. As part of a Zoned Comfort Control system, the savings can be even greater.
  • Whole-house air cleaners help maintain the efficiency of your central heating and cooling system by eliminating the buildup of dirt, dust and other pollutants.
  • Humidifiers and dehumidifiers can make the air feel warmer and cooler, respectively allowing you to adjust your thermostat to lower and higher settings to save on energy costs.

Poor indoor air quality contributes to various negative effects on your home and belongings:

  • Biological contaminants including mildew on carpeting and draperies, wet stains on walls and ceilings, paint failure and warping woodwork are all due to an overly humid indoor environment.
  • An indoor environment that’s too dry leads to wood shrinkage, instruments falling out of tune, and cracking drywall and plaster.
  • Musty smells and lingering odors infiltrate and "stick" to every porous surface, including your carpeting, drapery, and other textiles.

Treatment With Air Cleaning

There’s only one truly effective solution to eliminating indoor air pollution: a whole-house air cleaner.

What Is a Whole-Home Air Cleaner?

It makes your air as clean as possible by removing particulates from your air, allowing you to breathe healthier air—important to those with allergies and asthma. Air cleaners installed by your heating and cooling contractor will help rid your home of:

  • Dust
  • Dust Mites
  • Pet Dander
  • Mold Spores
  • Pollen
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Smoke

How Does It Work?

Each and every time your system runs, the air in your home is filtered through our advanced filter media, removing a potentially harmful contaminant from every room of your home.

Why Install a Whole-House Air Cleaning System?

  • A person inhales more than 3,500 gallons of air each day, and children inhale more particles for their size than adults.
  • Studies show that polluted air causes 94% of all respiratory problems.
  • According to research, more than 31 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma and about 1/3 are children under 18.
  • It is believed that about 40,000 dust mites, a common household allergen, can live in one ounce of dust.
  • Approximately 10-15% of the entire population may be allergic to cat or dog dander.
  • A person sheds up to 700,000 skin flakes per day.

Health

Helping provide relief from harmful air irritants up to 40 times more efficiently than standard furnace filters

Comfort

Installing a whole-home air cleaning system means you'll need to dust less, keeping your home and its contents cleaner and more comfortable

Protection

Ensuring that your heating and cooling system lasts as long as possible, preventing dust and dirt buildup

Energy Savings

Filtering out harmful air particles and maintain the efficiency of your central heating and cooling system using less energy

The Perfect Questions to Ask

Consider the following questions to determine the best air cleaner for you:

  • Is it a whole-home solution? It should clean the air in the entire house.
  • Is there long service life? It should require maintenance only once a year.
  • Will it enhance equipment life? It should permanently trap the dirt that causes heating and air-conditioning units to wear prematurely.
  • What about quality? It should be built to last, providing the same high performance for years.
  • Is it invisible and silent? It should be invisible, not another piece of furniture in a room.

Treatment With UV Generators

Ultraviolet Generators

Eco Friendly Air recommends quality ultraviolet germicidal generators. It will get rid of bacteria, viruses, and germs that reside in the air you breathe every day. UV generators will prevent these and other particles from building up on the indoor coil that can inhibit airflow and reduce heating and cooling efficiency.

When the UV generators are properly mounted inside your system near the indoor coil, they will direct to the source of potential fungal and microbial growth. When combined with a high-efficiency air cleaner, you can enjoy substantial improvements to the quality of your indoor air.

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Zoned Comfort Control

The Zoned Comfort Control system extends a simple and energy-saving concept to home temperature control. It increases comfort by controlling specific temperature needs in designated areas of your home, making you and your family more comfortable while saving money by using less energy for heating and cooling needs.

 What Is Zoned Comfort Control?

This consists of more than one thermostat that is electrically connected to a control panel, which operates various dampers in your forced air heating or cooling system.

Why Do I Need It?

  • If one or more of these conditions exist, you need Zoned Comfort Control in your home:
  • It contains more than one level.
  • There are large and open areas in your home.
  • There is a bonus room in the garage.
  • There are finished rooms in the basement or attic.
  • It has a room or rooms with expansive glass areas.
  • Family lifestyles lead to different temperatures in different areas of the house.
  • Temperature patterns change at different times of the day.
  • Your house is built over a concrete slab floor.
  • Your home rambles in many directions like a ranch or has wings extending off the main living area.

Comfort

The Zoned Comfort Control system eliminates hot and cold spots from every area of your home, enhancing your comfort throughout—regardless of home size, type, or design.

 Energy Savings

It also allows you to tailor your energy use to your lifestyle, saving you money.

Ventilation

As homes are built tighter with better windows, more insulation and higher-efficiency heating and cooling systems, the need for adequate ventilation becomes even more important.

  • Odors
  • Gases and Vapors
  • Stale and Stuffy Air
  • Store volatile chemicals and cleaning products outside the home
  • Keep the litter boxes away from heating and cooling system vents
  • Change your furnace filter according to the manufacturer's recommendations
  • Have your fireplace and/or wood stove periodically cleaned and inspected
  • Clean dryer vents on a regular basis
  • Open windows and doors, as weather permits, to replace indoor air with fresher, outdoor air
  • Ask your retailer to unroll and air out the carpet in a well-ventilated area before the new carpeting is installed; open windows while the carpet is being installed
  • Utilize exhaust fans in bathrooms and ventilation hoods above stovetops
  • Ventilate crawl spaces, attics, and hobby and workspaces