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Indoor Air Quality Products Make for a Healthier Home

If you or someone in your family suffers from a condition like asthma, you know how important indoor air quality can be. Winters in Dover, DE lead to dry air – enhancing the chances of an asthma attack – while spring and summer bring high humidity and increased pollen count that can be just as bad. Your home should be a haven from those kinds of irritants, and with the installation of the right indoor air quality products. We’re provided a list of several below that you may want to consider.

Energy Recovery Ventilators

An energy recovery ventilators (and a heat recovery ventilator, which is its close cousin) consists of a pair of ducts connected by a heat exchange, which move the stale air out of your house and bring fresh air in from the outside. The heat exchanger ensures that you don’t lose any of the comfortable temperatures your heater has generated, and indeed, help you house retain that heat more readily. Besides lowering your heating bills (provided you run your heater at about the same amounts you normally do), it helps freshen the air – getting rid of circulating germs and bacteria – without forcing you to open a door or window in the middle of winter.

Air Purifiers

Every heating system and air conditioner comes with a filter, which strains out dust and other contaminants from the air. Filters should be changed regularly and if you have concerns about asthma or similar conditions in your household, look for models with a high MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value), which do a better job of straining out contaminants. Even better is to install an electronic air filter, which ionized each and every particle that passes through it and pulls it out of the air circulating through your home.

The pros at Atlantic Refrigeration can install and repair indoor air quality products!

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