Six Indoor Air Quality Components
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) systems from Southport Home Services typically utilize six different components to ensure air quality. The NATE Certified HVACR technicians at Southport Home Services will analyze the environment inside and outside your home and develop the best IAQ for your needs and budget. Your IAQ system can feature as many or as few components as you desire.
Air to Air Heat Exchangers
Air to Air Heat Exchangers work by bringing in fresh, outdoor air inside. Outgoing stale air transfers heat and energy to the incoming fresh air, lowering heating costs. These components are ideal for homes with animals as fresh, dander free air is constantly brought in.
Electronic Air Cleaners
Air cleaners filter pollen, smoke particles and more from the air. While incoming fresh air might be free of household contaminates like dander or dust commonly found in stale outbound air, there’s no telling what might be in the surrounding air. Southport technicians will assess the surrounding environment to determine what hazards are present in the air.
A humidifier is one of the easiest ways to improve indoor air quality. Winter air is dry and stale, causing a plethora of problems like dry sinuses, cracked woodwork and more. A humidifier from Southport Home Services keeps the air fresh and breathable year round.
A HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter is 99.8% effective in removing indoor air particles. However, HEPA filters are effective because they are extremely restrictive, meaning they cannot be used as the only filter, and must be used in a bypass system.
Media Air Filters
The most basic layer of an IAQ system, Media Air Filters are a disposable filter capable of filtering lint, pollen, animal dander and more. Media Air Filters outperform standard air filters, last 6 months to 1 year and are easy to service.
A recent development in IAQ technology, UV lamps kill bacteria, mold, viruses and more. Commonly found in sanitary hospital HVACR systems, UV lamps are ideal for families who suffer from severe allergies or need fresh air due to medical issues.