Indoor Air Quality
Each season in Utah presents its own set of unique problems that can immensely affect the quality of our indoor air.
Spring and Summer: Some Utah residents love to leave our windows and doors open during the warmer months, which allows allergens such as dust, pollen, pet hair, fungus spores, mold, and air pollution into our homes. Air conditioners are running continually at peak performance and they are circulating this poor air through our HVAC system and ducts, leaving us with stuffy noses and watery eyes. Trees, flowers, and grass release millions of spores which cause us to sneeze, plug up our sinuses, make our eyes water, and generally make us feel terrible. Also, if you have dogs or cats this is the time of year they begin shedding their sinus-irritating fur.
Fall and Winter: Autumn in Utah means grass and weed pollens are present together. Utah’s wet and windy autumn causes the pollen to spread easily, and can also ramp up mold spores. In the Winter months, Utah’s air become very dry. As a matter of fact, Utah is in the top ten on a list of cities with the driest air in the United States. Our air has the same humidity level as the air in the Sahara Dessert! As we crank up the heat indoors, we are disturbing resting house dust and removing even more humidity out of our homes, which leads to circulating dry, dusty air through our HVAC system and ducts. When the inversion sets in, our bodies are also assaulted by the pollution in the air. With winter being so cold, many pets spend more time indoors and yheir hair and skin dander begin circulating through the air. These two added components can be detrimental to the quality of your indoor air
This poses the following question: What is your family breathing in?
At Humphrey Heating and Air, we know that it is not your house that makes your place a home… it is the people inside it that make home worth coming home to. That is why you care enough to offer the very best air quality for yourself and your family. Humphrey Heating and Air installs a variety of products and offers an array of services that will allow your home to be a sanctuary from the elements. Air quality solutions can aid in asthma maintenance, allergy relief and prevention and more. Your heating and air conditioning system can do more than just keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
These are some indoor air essentials that are available for your HVAC system:
Produce an active cloud of air scrubbers that sweep through the home and seek out indoor contaminants, safely and effectively eliminating bacteria, mold viruses, mildew, smoke, odors, and pollutants in the air AND on surfaces. Why keep the pollutants around when you can hunt them down with an effective air purifier?
Have you ever seen the steam coming out of your flue outside on a cold day? Well, this isn’t just regular steam — some of that is moisture that is being pulled from your home. The inside of your house can be as dry as a desert in the winter which can cause dry sinuses, dry skin, and throat irritation. A good humidifier will put that moisture back in your home. The product we use distributes humidity evenly through a home up to 4,200 square feet. Humidifiers prevent flu and allergies, neutralize static electricity, reduce pet dander, relieve dry skin & scratchy throats, and reduce heating costs.
A Media Air Cleaner protects your HVAC system like no other filtration system. Being ten times more effective than a standard 1” furnace filter, it captures more household dust, lint, pet dander, pollen, and mold as the contaminants pass through the return ducts in your heating system. The replacement filter is readily available at home stores and only needs to be changed 2 times a year.
Everyone likes a clean home. You vacuum, mop, scrub, and wipe down surfaces to protect your family from contaminants. But what about the areas that you can’t reach, like your ductwork? Humphrey Heating and Air use the best air duct cleaning products available. Our truck mounted compressor blows compressed air through your vents while a powerful vacuum pulls dust, pollen, dander, and debris out of your HVAC system. Duct cleaning can also rid your home of wastes from household pests, as mice and bugs can hide out within them and leave unhealthy germs.
Nest thermostats, one of the newest advancements in the HVAC industry, learn your preferences and automatically adjusts the thermostat for you to create higher levels of comfort. It can sense when you walk by it and adjust the temperature. You can also control it with your smartphone with WiFi. Nest thermostats qualify for a $100 Questar rebate.
We take the air you breathe pretty seriously and we know you do too. That is why we promise to always do our very best to provide you with exactly what you need, exactly when you need it for a joy-filled, healthy home. The indoor air quality solutions listed above will improve humidity levels, filter pollution, pollens, allergens, kill bacteria, germs, and molds. Call us today to speak with a knowledgeable technician and find out what products would work best for your situation.