What’s In The Air You’re Breathing?

Indoor air quality can go beyond a stale smell to creating health problems such as allergies, asthma, headaches, respiratory infections, skin ailments and more. The air we breathe in our homes can be full of harmful pollutants including dust mites, mold, mildew, pollen, pet dander, fumes, and tobacco smoke.

Indoor air quality is very important because homes being built nowadays are tightly constructed and allow for very little fresh air exchange with the outdoors, says Justin George of United Trades, a Bowmanville-based HVAC expert. United Trades offers indoor air quality testing and solutions with cutting-edge technology in a variety of products. Without a regular exchange of fresh air in the house, there is the potential for mold growth, says Mr. George, unless windows are opened regularly which is a concern in winter. A musty smell in the basement can result from stale air.

A heat recovery ventilator added to the heating system ensures a supply of fresh air being exchanged for stale air, and can be added as an accessory to a new or existing forced air system (furnace). Pets that give off strong ammonia in their urine such as cats and their litter boxes should not be placed near the furnace.

Statistics have proven that ammonia can damage the equipment’s heat exchanger(s) over a course time. Fresh filtrated air reduces the strain of your HVAC equipment, saving money on repairs and operational costs. Other air quality improvement options United Trades offers include:

Air filtration products – Cleaning indoor air up to eight times an hour, Carrier Infinity air purifiers trap pathogens down to .30 micron in size, which is smaller than the eye of a needle. Working silently with your HVAC system, the unit uses advanced technology to protect your home, HVAC equipment, and lungs from harmful airborne allergens and pathogens.

Humidifiers – Regulating moisture levels during winter protects wood furnishings, reduces static electricity that damages electronics, and defends against psoriasis, eczema, bloody noses, frizzy hair, and more. With the installation of a Carrier steam, bypass, or fan-powered humidifier you’ll also feel comfortable at lower thermostat settings for added cost-savings.

Ultraviolet lights – Silently working in conjunction into your existing HVAC systems, UV lamps have been proven to cut concentrations of airborne bio-aerosols by 50 per cent within 45 minutes.  Along with superior air quality throughout your entire home, these units protect efficiency and lengthen the lifespan of your HVAC system.

Consulting with United Trades regarding indoor air quality can address problems in your home such as excessive moisture, insufficient humidity, airborne contaminants and more.

United Trades has been serving residential and commercial customers in Bowmanville, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and the GTA since 2008, and is a Carrier factory authorized dealer that services all furnace brands. United Trades provides expert HVAC installation and service, and also offers gas fireplaces, boilers, hot water heaters, garage heaters, pool heaters, generators, electrical work and plumbing services.

Call United Trades at 1-877- 449-2891.

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