Indoor air pollution can contribute to a number of health problems, even in healthy persons. There are a number of causes of poor indoor air quality, and these causes include poor ventilation, dust from remodeling, mold, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from cleaning supplies and personal care products, construction materials, and paint are a few of the most common. Treatment begins by providing fresh air with in home air exchangers through the homes heating and air conditioning system.
Specific diseases have been linked directly to specific air contaminants or indoor environments. For example, a direct correlation has been established between asthma and damp indoor environments. Furthermore, exposure to hazards such as asbestos and radon, do not cause immediate symptoms but can lead to cancer many years later.
The research indicates more than 50% of U.S. homes have concentrations of pollutants indoors exceeding those outdoors. Today’s homes are so well sealed and insulated that they trap humidity and pollutants indoors with no means of escape.
Providing clean air begins with ventilation, and the removal of polluted air with in home air exchangers, and air purification through filtration. Sophisticated air exchangers reduce the loss of conditioned air from your heating and air conditioning system, while moving polluted air to the outdoors, and bringing clean air indoors. Ventilation combined with filtration reduces and removes airborne pollutants and excess humidity from indoor air, providing relief for those with respiratory ailments, and prevent illness from contaminants.
Without fresh air being introduced into the indoor environment, contaminates build up saturating the home with bacteria, viruses, chemicals, dust, mold and others. The installation of an in home air exchanger reduce the levels of these harmful substances, resulting in better indoor air quality. Best of all, they don’t require specialized construction; they work with your home’s existing heating and air conditioning equipment.
How it Works
Air exchangers exchange contaminated indoor air for fresher outdoor air. A filter prevents dust, pollen or other pollutants from entering with the outdoor air into your home, providing clean, filtered air for you and your family to breathe.
Fresh Air Provides Health Benefits
Polluted indoor air aggravates asthma, allergies, and can cause respiratory infections and other diseases. Symptoms of poor indoor air quality can include headaches, nasal congestion, dry eyes, fatigue and other symptoms. The American Lung Association recommends ventilation year round to prevent indoor pollutant levels from becoming dangerously high.
In home air exchangers provide the following:
- Pull fresh, filtered outdoor air into the indoor space.
- Create a cleaner environment by replacing polluted, stagnant indoor air with fresh outdoor air.
- Reduce the levels of pollutants and toxins in the home.
Additional Minuteman Air Quality Services
- Indoor Air Quality
- Air Purifiers
- HEPA Filters
- UV Lights
Our air quality experts can provide your home with cleaner air and a healthier environment. Contact us for the further information or to schedule installation of in home air exchangers today. There is no special construction required; the system is installed in conjunction with the home’s existing heating and air conditioning system. If you are ready for cleaner air, give us a call.