INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ) AND FILTERS

The temperature of the air in your home is only one factor that contributes to the quality of the air surrounding you. Two other key factors are:
1. Filtering particles from the air
2. Humidity

Reduce the triggers of Allergies and Asthma

Even if you don’t suffer from allergies or asthma, you have probably seen news stories about indoor air quality problems that may affect you and your family. The air you breathe indoors may be far worse than the air you breathe outside, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Especially with today’s trend toward building tighter houses to conserve energy.

Even general discomforts such as headaches, itchy eyes, runny noses, tiredness, and coughing may be the result of bad air, not just a cold like you thought! Of course, asthma and allergy sufferers are more than familiar with the irritation of dust mites, animal dander, and other airborne pollutants.

The most common filters, made of cheap fiberglass threads, do not stop these pollutants. Those filters are simply designed to protect your equipment from large particles…so 98% of the smaller particles easily pass through. Other 1” filters do a little better, but not much. Wouldn’t you rather stop 99% of the particles than only 2%?


Aprilaire Model 2410 Air Purifier

Aprilaire Model 2410/2210 Air Purifier

The Aprilaire Model 2410 Air Purifier is the best choice for homeowners who suffer from allergies. Equipped with state-of-the-art filter media, the Model 2410 whole-home air purifier delivers exceptionally clean air throughout your home at an affordable price. Why suffer from airborne allerens, when you can remove them for good?

The Model 2410:

  • Traps 98% of pollen and mold spores
  • Permanently captures at least 97% of bacteria and fungi
  • Traps 96% of pet dander and respirable dust
  • Traps<75% of tobacco smoke and smog
  • Provides more than 10 times the filtering media used in standard 1″ furnace filters

TRANE Clean Effects

TRANE CleanEffects™

Trane CleanEffects is a patented whole-house air filtration product from a recognized industry leader. Designed from the ground up to clean the air like nothing before, CleanEffects makes the air in your h ome feel cleaner and fresher than you thought possible. As an accessory to your matched Trane system, CleanEffects:

  • Removes up to an incredible 99.98% of allergens from filtered air
  • Traps particles as small as .1 micron in size
  • Up to 100 times more effective than a standard 1: filter
  • Can reduce your need to dust by up to 50%
  • Performance verified by leading experts at the Harvard School of Public Health

REME-HALO

Guardian-Air REMO-HALO

The REMO-HALO neutralizes odors, particulate, air pollutants, VOCs (chemical odors), smoke, mold bateria and viruses. The REMO-HALO is proactive and sends ionized aggressive advanced oxidizers into conditioned areas to destroy pollutants at the source, in the air and on surfaces, before they can reach humans.
.Quick release: no tools needed for servicing
.Kills bacteria, mold and viruses.
.Reduces odors, particulate, smoke and VOCs.
.Recommended by major hotel and restaurant chains and cruise lines


Manage Humidity

Dry heat used to warm homes during winter will actually rob your air of enough humidity. Do you experience dry skin, rough throats, or even bloody noses? How about a lot of static cling and shock? If so, you may need to consider the addition of a humidifier to put moisture back into the air in order to ease breathing and ensure comfort. Because humidity keeps wood from shrinking, air infiltration around door and window frames is also reduced, and the lives of your clothes and furnishings, such as pianos, may be extended.

At times, dehumidifiers are equally valuable to reduce the moisture content in the air. We know from the dog days of summer in Atlanta that high humidity makes you feel hotter than ever. Our technicians will help you select the de-humidification system that is right for your home. New state-of-the-art systems connect to your central unit and continually remove humidity, even when the central air is off. This convenience eliminates the hassle of emptying water pans and remembering to turn your portable unit on and off. Ask us how you can be comfortable at higher temperatures and save money!

Excessive moisture actually may lead to mold. We cannot promise to prevent mold or its effects, but we will do our best to help you keep moisture at appropriate levels. Mold inspection will require us to check a number of things in your home. First, we make sure your equipment is not oversized or your ductwork undersized for your home. Either can result in too much moisture. Then we check the coil and pan, ductwork, and supply registers for mold growth—cleaning and disinfecting as necessary.

Call Anchor to bring your indoor humidity back into balance.