Indoor Air Quality
Why You Should Care About Indoor Air Quality
A study conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency found that indoor air could actually be more polluted than outdoor air. Considering that most people spend up to 90 percent of each day indoors, with more than half of that time at home, you can’t afford to overlook indoor air quality. We offer products that eliminate mold, pollen, bacteria and other pollutants. Plus, you’ll find solutions that ventilate stale air, trap airborne particles and remove or add humidity to make your environment indoors like a beautiful day outside. Properly conditioned air protects woodwork from costly cracking – and more importantly, it combats allergies and improves health the minimize medical expenses and lost work days.
Air to Air Heat Exchangers
Here's something from the Venmar website, regarding air exchangers:
The Venmar Air Exchanger, for a healthier environment
According to specialists, central ventilation and filtration effectively eliminate airborne pollutants and excess humidity, thereby protecting your family’s health and the structure of your house.
Ventilation is a necessity. But what is the most cost effective way to ventilate while retaining the energy used for heating and cooling? Venmar offers a wide range of air exchangers with Heat Recovery (HRV) and Energy Recovery (ERV) technologies. These technologies help to minimize loss of heat or coolness as follows: The HRVs transfer heat from exhaust air expelled from the house to the fresh air entering the house, without mixing the stale air and the fresh air. In addition to this feature, the ERVs limit the amount of moisture entering the house (ideal for humid climates). Venmar units: Fresh air at low cost!
An Air Exchanger removes excess humidity and pollutants in the air
Daily activities such as showering or washing dishes release moisture into the air. Over time, if this moisture cannot be evacuated, its accumulation will cause mold build up, unpleasant odors and costly damages to the house structure often in hidden places. When discovered, it is already too late.
- Dust and mites
- Allergens and carpets
- Hair and animal dander
- Carbon dioxide (CO2)
- Dust, allergens and mites
- Cigarette smoke
- Persistent odors
- Cooking pollutants
- Household cleaners
- Wood stove
- Combustion unit
- Paints and chemicals
- Household cleaners
- Excessive moisture
- Aerosols and sprays
- Mold spores
- Household cleaners
- Carbone monoxyde (CO)
- Pesticides/herbicides, solvents
- Paints and chemicals
- Cleaning agents
- Printers/Copiers (ozone, VOC)
- Melamine furniture (noxious fumes, formaldehyde)
- Dust and mites
(Thank you, Venmar, for the info share!)
WhisperSense Lite FV-08VQCL6 80 CFM, Ceiling Mount Fan/Light
WhisperSense™ is a great choice for new and remodel residential applications. Time-tested and customer approved for quiet, yet powerful consistency. Rated for continuous use, WhisperSense vent fans are a simple way to execute an energy efficient ventilation strategy that helps prevent moisture buildup in your bathroom. This product protects your family from mold and mildew and helps maintain the structural integrity of your home.
Dual Sensor Technology (Motion and Humidity)
Panasonic’s SmartAction® motion sensor automatically turns the fan on when you enter the room to automatically exhaust stale, moist air. A delay off timer can be set between 30 seconds and 60 minutes. A built-in humidity sensor can detect quick fluctuations in relative humidity and flip the fan on anywhere between 30% and 80% relative humidity – you pick. This eliminates moisture that can cause mold, mildew, decay, and rot. The auto shut-off switch saves energy and operating costs.
Long Life Means Reduced Costs
When you have a household or business to run, you don’t want to have to replace little things like a vent fan. Panasonic fans use less energy to move larger volumes of air than other brands. Consequently, Panasonic fans run cooler so they last longer. They are also much less likely to overheat and result in motor failure. The motor is also equipped with a thermal-cutoff fuse.
CFL Lighting Efficiency
Energy efficient lighting is an important part of the latest codes and standards, so Panasonic fans incorporate the most efficient CFL lamps available. Our flush mount grilles incorporate (2) 13W, self-ballasted GU24 base, ENERGY STAR® rated CFL lamps that squeeze out more lumens per watt (greater than 70 LPW!) than other manufacturers do. A 4-watt night light is also included.
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WhisperSense incorporates an integrated dual 4 in. or 6 in. duct adapter to give you flexibility in duct layout and design. For short runs, you can go with a smaller duct size, but long runs are OK, too – just move up to 6 in. duct. The double hanger-bar system (expandable up to 24 in.) is ideal for positioning the fan exactly where you want it. Panasonic fan/light combinations are also UL listed for tub/shower enclosure (just install them on a GFCI-protected circuit). With these great features, your installation options open up.
ENERGY STAR® Certified for Energy Savings
Panasonic ventilation fans are ENERGY STAR® certified, where guidelines exist. ENERGY STAR® vent fans meet strict parameters set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They provide better efficiency and comfort with less noise, and feature high performance motors and improved blade design, providing better performance and longer life.
A whole-house UV air purifier that removes odors, allergens and more
With today’s airtight homes, odors from cooking and pets, as well as potentially harmful viruses and bacteria are trapped inside. Our New 24V UV Air Purifier with AirBRIGHT™ Odor Absorption works in your home’s ductwork to remove airborne particles such as pollen and dust, as well as odors from food and pets. The air purifier’s ultraviolet light addresses contaminants such as the surface mold on your air conditioning coils. With this one air purifier, you can improve the air quality and breathe easier throughout your house.
- Removes potentially harmful viruses and bacteria, as well as odors from cooking or pets
- Helps improve overall air quality, comfort and HVAC efficiency in your home
- For both coil and air treatment
- Professional installation
- Five-year warranty
The Ultraviolet Air Purifier system is recommended for homes and families with:
- Concern for maintaining or improving energy efficiency
- Air conditioning ductwork that needs frequent cleaning
- A humid climate
- A dry climate in winter where windows are closed
- Odors caused by pets, cooking and other sources
- Flexible to fit more applications
- Multiple snap-into-place configuration options
- Water and energy savings* homeowners will invest in
- Eliminates time-consuming installation steps
- Easy-access pad replacement for easy maintenance
- Quiet operation for fewer callbacks
- Interchangeable bypass to easily change bypass direction
- Installs in the same space as existing evaporative humidifiers
- Quick connect gasket for single step plumbing
- Replacement pad sales create recurring revenues
- 5-Year Warranty
- HumidiPRO digital control with window protection now included with all models
*Use up to 30% less with Bypass model, up to 50% less with Fan-powered model. Automatic damper opens and closes only when humidity needed for energy savings.
Whole-Home Humidification vs. Portable
Too much humidity can be as much of a problem as too little humidity. Unlike portable units, which discharge humidified air to just a localized area – quickly saturating the atmosphere there, the Honeywell whole-home humidifier sends humidified air throughout your entire house. Honeywell Humidifiers don’t require the daily cleaning and disinfecting that many portable units require and you never need to worry about the risk of microbial organism growth due to standing water.
“Humidifiers are commonly used in homes to relieve the physical discomforts of dry nose, throat, lips, and skin. The moisture they add to dry air also helps alleviate common nuisances brought on by winter heating, such as static electricity, splitting woodwork, and cracks in paint and furniture.”
Honeywell also offers a safer alternative to the old portable basement dehumidifier unit. Flock’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can install a whole home dehumidifier to keep dampness and mold out of your home in the humid summer weather! These systems install into your existing climate control system, and operate as needed to keep your environment comfortable…without the dangers posed by the portable dehumidifiers that have been subject to recalls for fire dangers.
TrueDRY™ DR90 Dehumidification System
- Removes up to 90 pints of moisture per day
- Minimal maintenance
- Increased comfort and energy savings
- Increased Comfort – Remove excess moisture from the air, delivering fresh, filtered air in the home
- Energy Savings – Less moisture in the home reduces the strain on your air conditioner and also allows you to set your thermostat higher to run your air conditioner less
- Minimal Maintenance – Automatically drains itself and only requires an air filter to be changed once per year
- Integrated Solution – Can remove moisture evenly throughout the entire home or focus specifically on problem areas that can lead to costly renovations
- Out of Sight, Out of Mind – Unlike portable units, Honeywell whole-house dehumidifiers provide unobtrusive, quiet and efficient operation
- Perfect for homes up to 3,100 square feet
- Model Numbers – DR90A1000, DR90VPIAQ
Available only through an HVAC (Heating and Cooling) Professional
Automatically extract the right amount of humidity from your home.
“It’s not so much the heat, as it is the humidity.”
A phrase that rings true in almost every home. When it’s muggy outside, it’s muggy inside. And excess humidity can make you miserable. You can literally see, feel and smell it:
- Indoor condensation appears on windows, mirrors and cold drinks
- Your house becomes a breeding ground for insects
- Wood floors, trim and wood furniture warp or rot
- You experience uncomfortable sweating at normal indoor temperatures
- Skin feels sticky in summer/clammy in winter
- Rooms smell musty
High Humidity Can Cause Health Problems
Left unchecked, excess moisture can cause:
“As many as 10 percent of the general population and 90 percent of people with allergic asthma are sensitive to dust mites. Recent studies in the United States suggest that at least 45 percent of young people with asthma are allergic to dust mites.”
-American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
There are many types of air cleaners (also referred to as air purifiers or ionizers) on the market today, but none are as effective and clean your entire house as well as an Aprilaire Air Cleaning system. Aprilaire Air Cleaners are important to those with allergies and asthma and for those who want the cleanest air possible for themselves and their family. An Aprilaire Air Cleaner installed by Flock’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help rid your home of dust, dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, pollen, bacteria and viruses, smoke and more!
How Does It Work?
Aprilaire filter media removes potentially harmful contaminants from every room of your home.
The resulting clean air is then distributed via your heating and cooling system’s ductwork to your entire home. Best yet, the system is easy to maintain with infrequent maintenance only required every 1-2 years unlike portable units that require monthly care or standard filters that need cleaning every 1-3 months.
The best choice for allergy sufferers. Aprilaire 2210 and 2410 Whole-House Media Air Cleaners deliver the most efficient, cost-effective air cleaning for your home.
Equipped with patented filtering media that can give you exceptionally clean air throughout your home – at a very affordable price. This model is easily adaptable to upflow or horizontal duct configurations.
The Aprilaire Model 5000 Whole-Home Electronic Air Cleaner has been rated #1 three years running by a leading products ratings magazine for some very good reasons: It electronically charges particles and traps them like a magnet better than any other air cleaner – using 72 square feet of Aprilaire-branded filtering media. The Model 5000 is tried, true, and tested – delivering the highest efficiency possible.