Media cabinets hold high-efficient filters. Media air filters are 4-5" thick as opposed to the standard 1" air filter. Filters are rated on a value system: Minimum Efficiency Rating Value (MERV). This system determines the amount of dust that the filter removes from the air as it passes through. Standard 1" filters range from a MERV 1-MERV 10 rating. Media filters have up to a MERV 16 rating. What does this mean? The higher the rating, the more efficient the filter, the fewer dust particles will pass through and distribute throughout your home.
The level of moisture in your home directly affects your health! Not enough moisture may lead to dry and irritated skin. Too much moisture may lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Whole house humidifiers install directly on the furnace. Moisture is circulated through the ductwork and distributed throughout every room in the house. With the installation of a whole house humidifier, we can help you achieve optimal levels of moisture in your home. Whole house humidifiers require very little maintenance. Once a year, it's recommended that the humidifier be serviced with a pad change. We can provide that option as part of your Energy Savings Plan!
Air conditioners work to remove humidity from the home. In climates such as ours, the air conditioner may not be enough to remove excess humidity. High levels of humidity in the house can create a feeling of stickiness, which is very uncomfortable! Mold and mildew can also be cause for concern, which contributes to allergies. A whole-house dehumidifier is a unit that is installed near the furnace. It is piped into the ductwork so will work to remove humidity throughout the house.
Air cleaners come in many sizes. Some are portable while others are designed for the entire house. We love the Lennox PureAir Cleaner. It attaches directly to the furnace and consists of a Merv 16 filter, carbon catalyst filter and UV bulbs. It removes dust particles and kills bacteria, mold and micro-organisms before the air is circulated throughout your home. Once a year, it's recommended that the filters and bulbs are changed. We can provide that option as part of your Energy Savings Plan!
The UV light is another type of air cleaner. UV Lights install directly on your furnace and create ozone indoors. This results in a lower level of bacteria, mold, mildew and allergens in your home. UV lights are also useful for removing unwanted odors from sources such as paint or food.