With all the concerns over the Coronavirus, I’m more worried about the air quality in my home.
Living in the northeastern part of the country, our weather is extreme just about year round.
We switch from relying on the furnace to running the air conditioner with very little break in-between. It’s necessary to keep the windows shut tight and seal the house to prevent energy waste. I’ve made every effort to reduce the cost of temperature control. Between the added insulation, new windows, caulk and weatherstripping, I’ve created a tightly sealed thermal envelope. That’s great for reducing the responsibilities of the heating and cooling system but bad for indoor air quality. I’ve gotten rid of essential ventilation and trapped contaminants in the house. The same dust, pet dander, odors, bacteria, mold spores and pollen gets circulated by the system over and over again. If there’s any allergens within the heating and cooling system, they can get added to the mix. I’ve done my research into all the different types of indoor air quality accessories. There’s ventilation systems, UV lights, humidifier and dehumidifiers available. I’ve decided to invest in an in-duct air purifier. This type of purifier introduces a high concentration of positive and negative ions that attach to particulate, making it heavier and easier to filter out. Plus, those ions kill microorganisms and combat odors. The air purifier creates no harmful ozone or chemicals, operates silently and requires no ongoing maintenance. It accommodates any size of home and any style of HVAC system. I’ve called a local HVAC contractor to handle the installation for me.