We spend 90% of our time indoors. Today’s efficient, airtight homes are excellent at conserving energy, but that also makes them better at trapping potentially irritating particles inside the home. With the rising number of people who suffer from allergies and asthma, indoor air quality services have become more and more important to promote our general health and well-being.
A wide range of particulate matter can be in your home’s air including dust, pollen, animal hair and dander, dust mites, mold spores, cooking grease, smoke, bacteria, viruses and other respiratory diseases. These types of contaminants won’t affect all people, but they can affect some pretty seriously.
Yes. The average home generates 40 pounds of dust for every 1500 square feet of space. While regular home cleaning is an excellent measure to reduce exposure to irritants and pollutants, it is simply impossible to remove enough of the material by hand to make your home’s air as healthy as it can be.
Whole-home air cleaners are designed to fit perfectly within your total home comfort system. Unlike many air cleaners that are situated in a single room of the house, a whole home air cleaners is installed directly into your ductwork and works in conjunction with your heating and cooling system. It operates out of sight of most living spaces, and provides up to 99.98% cleaner air throughout your entire home.
Filters should generally be replaced every month when the system is running. Replace filters with the same kind and size as the original filter. If your filter is not disposable, follow the manufacturer instructions for cleaning. Failure to clean or replace the filter can negatively impact the performance and life of your equipment, as well as your indoor air quality.
Your air filter should be located in either the blower compartment of the furnace in an attached filter case, or in a return air grille in a wall or ceiling of your home. If you cannot find the air filter, or if you need to purchase filters, contact Oliver for assistance.