If you’ve been paying attention to our blog over the past couple months, you know the EPA estimates indoor air quality (IAQ) in most homes is five to ten times worse than outdoor air quality – and in some cases is over 100 times worse! The problem is as homes get tighter together and more efficient, they also lose considerable amounts of breathability and ventilation, meaning viruses, bacteria and other airborne contaminants multiply within your home and can’t escape. Recent advancements in home efficiency have inadvertently made the problem worse. As a result? Incidents of asthma have increased by 61% since 1982!
But there is a solution! If you have a super tight, energy efficient home, you should install a Field Controls whole house IAQ system – it might just be the best thing you can do for your home!
The Field Controls IAQ system consists of three main components that work together to keep your home breathable without compromising its energy efficiency.
Whole House Filtration
The whole house filtration part of the Field Controls IAQ system traps particles as small as one micron in diameter, including pollen, dust and pet dander. Its five-inch-deep MERV 11 filter traps up to 100 times more contaminants than traditional filters before losing its effectiveness, and a single unit can replace multiple one-inch register filters.
Whole House UV Purification
UV radiation technology can improve air quality by effectively neutralizing bacteria and viruses, reducing allergy and asthma symptoms triggered by biofilm that can accumulate on your AC coil. The radiation is kept walled off within your AC unit, rendering it 100% harmless to your family while being extremely effective against mold, viruses and bacteria. Remember, a clean AC coil will help keep your air conditioner working as efficiently as possible!
Whole House Fresh Air Ventilation
The bread and butter of the whole Field Controls system is the house fresh air ventilation which allows your HVAC system to automatically deliver fresh air through your whole house, even during the off season. The whole house fresh air ventilation system provides fresh air exchange designed to meet residential standards and support your family’s health while creating uniform temperatures and humidity levels throughout your home. Best of all, year round operation enhances the effectiveness of the whole house filtration and air purification while providing fresh air as needed.
If you have a new house, or if you’ve recently tightened up the cracks in your house and are now suffering from the effects of poor indoor air quality, don’t wait – call Michael Bonsby Heating & Air Conditioning and ask about a Field Controls Indoor Air Quality System today!