Written on: February 7, 2022
We have seen over the past two years how important the air quality around us is, especially in our homes.
In addition to our health, indoor air quality also affects our general wellbeing and the quality of life in our homes. Low air quality can lead to allergies and respiratory conditions exacerbated, skin can get dry, air can smell musty and unpleasant. Dry air can harm wood floors, as well as furniture and electronics.
You may be wondering, “Why do I need indoor air quality equipment? I change my HVAC filter regularly.”
The answer is, the filter in your home’s HVAC system traps some of the particulate matter in your home’s air, like pollen, dust, dirt, and pet dander. However, it does not trap all of those, nor does it trap airborne viruses, bacteria, germs, mold, or volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
That’s where indoor air quality equipment from AFC comes in.
Our experienced, knowledgeable equipment experts will go over your concerns and needs including topics like allergies, respiratory conditions, humidity levels, and more.
With that information, we can help you select the right equipment for your home, from air cleaners to humidifiers, dehumidifiers or the new iWave system.
The iWave M, an ion-generating bar, can be integrated into your home’s HVAC system to clean the air, while the iWave R self-cleaning needlepoint bipolar ionization generator is strong enough not only for residential use but light commercial applications as well. We also have many Aprilaire humidifiers and dehumidifiers to choose from.
As with all of our other equipment, all indoor air quality equipment work done by AFC’s service technicians is backed by our Comfort Guarantee.
With the windows closed and the heat turned up, you can still keep your indoor air quality healthy and comfortable. Here are some ways to do that.
Clean frequently. Dusting and cleaning furniture and floors, and vacuuming carpeting and rugs, can help remove irritants and allergens from your home’s air. Do it regularly to keep dust and dirt from building up and getting circulated around your home. Use lint-free cloths and fragrance-free, non-toxic cleaners to reduce VOCs in the air.
Check your air filter. Add a reminder to your smartphone’s calendar to check your home’s HVAC air filter once a month and change as needed.
Ventilate when possible. If a warm-ish day is in the forecast, open the windows for a bit to bring fresh air into your home.
Contact us to get started on adding indoor air quality equipment to your Central Maine home!