Kinston, NC, October 11, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Indoor air quality is no longer just the concern of HVAC professionals and building engineers. With the EPA’s announcement that indoor air pollution is one of the top 5 health risks in America, indoor air quality is now everyone’s concern. But what is “Indoor Air Quality” and how do you know if your air is good or bad?
Three factors contribute to poor indoor air quality: First, stale air. Indoor air needs a steady influx of fresh, outside air or it gets stale. When you replace windows and doors, add insulation and weather stripping, you create an air-tight box than can become filled with stale air, especially in winter and summer. The second problem is dust, dander, pollen, and the like. The little blue filters in your air return do nothing to stop the circulation of these allergy-irritating, sneeze-causing particles. Lastly, there’s airborne mold, bacteria, viruses, and fungi. These airborne invaders thrive in HVAC ductwork and multiply like rabbits.
A new product is now available that attacks all three problems and works 24/7 to keep the air in your home Fresh, Clean, & Pure™. It’s called the Healthy Home System™
. This unique system turns the forced air ductwork of any home or small business into an integrated indoor air quality management system. The system is built around the Healthy Home System Control which monitors and controls the central fan. The Healthy Home System Control uses patented technology that engages the central fan on a scheduled basis to keep air flowing as needed. To keep air clean and pure, it has to move. This system manages air flow to ensure proper air changes, maximizing the effectiveness of the filtration and UV components. An added benefit is improved energy efficiency. The system helps keep temperatures and humidity consistent throughout the home, extending the off-cycle time between calls for heating or cooling.
In addition to the control unit, the system consists of three components that work together to provide air that is Fresh, Clean, and Pure™.Fresh Air
The Fresh Air Damper regulates fresh air intake and helps circulate fresh air pursuant to ASHRAE standard 62.2. Bobby Nelson, Vice President of Sales for Field Controls, the manufacturer, explains, “Fresh air is an often overlooked yet vital element of indoor air quality. Without adequate fresh air, the home becomes stale and musty. Also oil and gas appliances operate more efficiently when there is a steady source of fresh air.” Field offers two fresh air solutions: a motorized Fresh Air Damper in 4, 6, 8, & 10 inch sizes and a 6 inch pressure-activated Make up Air Damper that automatically opens when the central fan is activated.Clean Air
To clean the air in the building, the Healthy Home System includes a full line of Media Air Cleaners that use high-efficiency MERV 8 and MERV 11 filtration. The Media Air Cleaner™ housing is installed in the return prior to the central fan. It uses pleated media filters that contain enough air cleaning capacity to clean for months without restricting air flow or placing a strain on the air handling system. The media is electrostatically super-charged for better efficiency and longer service life. It is moisture resistant and will not support the growth of bacteria or other microbes. The MERV 11 media captures airborne particles as small as 1 micron including dust, pollen, dander, mold spores, and bacteria.Pure Air
The final component in the Healthy Home System is the UV-Aire® air purifier. Field Controls offers an extensive line of UV-Aire® options including 15 in-duct and two portable models. The UV-Aire in-duct models are installed over or near the air conditioning coil to zap airborne invaders such as bacteria, viruses, mold, and dust mites. As these microscopic particles pass through the intense UV-C germicidal light, they are killed or sterilized. When installed over the air conditioning coil, the UV-Aire also kills mold on the coil while preventing new mold growth on the coil or in the drain pan.
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