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Indoor Air Quality

Poor Indoor Air Quality Can Threaten Your Health

Most people spend over 90% of their time indoors, not knowing that the air they are breathing may be more polluted than the air outside. The Environmental Protection Agency has reported that indoor air pollution levels can be 100 times higher than the air outdoors.

Breathing contaminated air puts the health of you and your family at risk. In fact, the American College of Allergist says that 50% of illnesses are caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air. So take control of your indoor air quality by reducing pollutants that can contribute to headache, lung irritation and fatigue as well as more long-term conditions such as asthma, allergies and infectious diseases.

Indoor Air Quality Facts
  • People spend 75-90% of their time indoors
  • Exposure to airborne contamination is considerable.
  • 50% of all major office buildings have contaminated heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC). If not properly maintained, they are a hotbed for growth of molds and bacteria.
  • Each person inhales over 3,500 gallons of air each day. Children inhale more particles for their size then adolescents or adults.
  • Polluted air causes 94% of all respiratory problems.
  • More than 31 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma, about 1/3 are children under 18.
  • About 40,000 dust mites, a common household allergen, can live in one ounce of dust.
  • An estimated 10-15% of the entire population may be allergic to cat or dog dander.
  • A person sheds up to 700,000 skin flakes per day.

Indoor Air Pollutants

There are 3 types of indoor air pollutants - Particulates, Microbials and Gases. Therefore, in order to make an apples-to-apples comparison, we must compare what each type of indoor air quality product is attempting to do. There is an industry rule of thumb:

"If it is alive you have to kill it."
"If it is dead you have to trap it."

Particulates

Particulates are tiny particles suspended in the air. Common particulates include residential pollen, dust mites, dust, smoke and dander (skin flakes). Particulate diameters are measured in microns and range from .001 to 1,000 microns. These dimensions represent the continuum from a few molecules up to the size where particles can no longer be airborne.

Microbials

These are bacteria, germs, viruses, fungi, spores and mold. Although bacteria are small in size and usually microscopic, they have an amazing ability to do damage to all living organisms including humans. Many everyday illnesses are also caused by viruses like the common cold or the flu. Mold can be a dangerous allergen, cause infections, and destroy property requiring extensive repair and rebuilding.

Gases

Indoor odors are caused by things like pets, cooking, garbage exist in every home and office. Gases, such as benzene, formaldehyde, chloroform, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, etc., are released from furniture, cabinets, carpets, cleaning chemicals, insulation, insect sprays, hair sprays, etc. Manufactures use chemicals to make these products and they off gas, or evaporate, these chemicals into the air in your home.


                                   
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  • Fantech 3000 series Hepa Filters  
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    • Powerful 240 CFM German Manufactured EBM motor
    • Three filters:
      Pre-filter (replace every three months)
      Carbon Filter (replace every three months)
      HEPA Filter (replace every 2 to 5 years depending on pollutants in your home)
    • Prewired with 5′ cord and 3-prong plug; 115 volts; 1.0 amps
    • 7 year Limited Warranty on Motor
      5 year Limited Warranty on other components
      Warranty does not cover filters
  • HONEYWELL TrueSteam Humidifier

    TrueSTEAM™ Humidification System

    Delivers up to 12 gallons of moisture into the air each day
    For homes up to 3,000 square feet
    Uses significantly less water than other whole-house humidifiers




    Moisture on Demand - TrueSTEAM works by producing its own steam independent of equipment operation, so your home gets moisture when you need it most.
    Eco-Friendly - TrueSTEAM is the most eco-friendly way to humidify your home, because for every 1 gallon of water used, 1 gallon of humidification is produced.
    "True Steam" - While other humidifiers rely on moisture-filled pads that can be susceptible to bacteria growth in the water and the airstream, TrueSTEAM delivers "true steam" - the cleanest form of humidification.
    Out of Sight, Out of Mind - TrueSTEAM is installed out-of-sight by your heating and cooling professional into your home's central heating and cooling system. You can forget about having to fill clunky, portable units, because TrueSTEAM automatically fills itself.
    Whole-House Solution - Installs directly or remotely to your furnace to deliver moisture throughout your entire home.
    Minimal Maintenance - Simply clean once a year with soap and water and the rest of the time it cleans itself automatically.
    Model Numbers: HM506W1005, HM509W1005, HM512W1005, HM512WTHX9, HM512VPIAQ, HM512DG115, HM509VPIAQ, HM509DG115, HM509H8908, HM506VPIAQ, HM506DG115, HM506H8908, HM, HM506, HM509, HM512
    5-Year Warranty

    FANTECH  HRV

    Model VH 704
    • 64-67 CFM (31-32 L/s) at 0.3″ wg or 55-56 CFM (26 L/s) at 0.4″ wg
    • Small compact size
    • Includes easy-mount wall bracket
    • Single speed ventilation
    • No controls needed
    • 4″ top ports

    Weight: < 29 lbs - Size: 211/2“L x 103/16“W x 155/8“H

    Sizes for homes up to 6600 SQ. FT.

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