Superior Indoor Air Quality Products
Your home comfort system impacts the quality of the air that you breathe. With that being said, Avalos Heating and Air, LLC offers indoor air quality products that are designed with your health and comfort in mind.
Home Air Filtration
Is Your Air Filtration System Protecting Your Family?
Try this simple test in your home: open the curtains when the sun is shining bright. Is the air clear or do you see numerous specks of dust floating about?
All air conditioning and heating systems come with air filtration devices installed, but most fall far short of really cleaning the air. Even the best High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) air filters will only stop about 90% of suspended solids.
What Is in Your Home’s Air?
The Environmental Protection Agency says that air inside your home can be up to five times less healthy than outside air. Consider these statistics:
- The average home generates more than 40 pounds of dust on an annual basis.
- Each ounce of dust contains about 40,000 dust mites, one of the most common allergens found in homes.
- Up to 72 trillion allergens find their way into your home every day.
- About 45% of homes in the United States have one or more people with allergies or asthma.
- Children are especially sensitive to airborne allergens due to the fact they inhale 50% more air per pound of body weight than adults.
- Tobacco smoke has more than 4,000 chemical compounds in it, many of which are strong irritants.
- If your HVAC system does not have effective air filtration, it makes the contamination worse by circulating suspended particulates instead of removing them.
Humidity Control With a Whole House Humidifier
The relative humidity in a home with forced air gas heat on a cold day can be 10% or under. Considering the average relative humidity reading in the Texas Panhandle is about 25% that means your home has the potential to be a desert-like environment.
When you turn the heat up, the air inside your home gets drier. That can cause a variety of health-related concerns. Your throat can dry out and become sore. Mucous membranes can crack, allowing any germs to have a straight shot into your bloodstream.
Dry air can cause hardwood floors to dry out and begin to creak, and wooden furniture to get loose and wobbly. To make matters worse, it costs more to heat your home, and it always feels cooler than what the thermostat indicates.
Benefits of a Using a Whole House Humidifier
When the air inside your home is too dry, problems abound:
- Static electricity
- Dry skin
- Sore, dry throats
- Cracks forming in wood furniture, floors, cabinets, and paint
- Damage to musical instruments (pianos, guitars, violins)
- Peeling wallpaper
Although all HVAC systems have an air filtration system, they do not address humidity in the air. For that, you need a whole house humidifier. Let Avalos Heating and Air set you up with the right product! Contact us
today for a FREE estimate.