How is the Air Quality in Your Home and Office?

Its been a few months since we had to close our windows and seal up all the leaks in our homes to save on heating costs. With our homes and offices now sealed very tightly, we have been getting very little fresh air infiltration for the last few months. How good is the air quality? Is the air stuffy or has lingering odors? Have you noticed static electricity and your skin, nose and throat feeling dry? The air circulating in the average home or office can be concentrated with contaminants including molds, bacteria, and viruses. We fill our lungs up to 20,000 times each day. Over time, these contaminants can cause inflammation of the mucous membrane, upper respiratory problems, asthmatic conditions, headaches and flu-like symptoms.

What can we do to improve these unwanted conditions? If you have a warm air heating system you have it made. You can add a Field UVAIRE air purifier, which mounts on the side of your main supply or return duct. It has a UV-C bulb which inserts inside the duct. The high intensity UV-C lamp sterilizes or kills most contaminants as the air from the entire house is circulated past the UV-C lamp. This is an ideal location since the air in the home or office will Jan. 04 Page 5 pass through the HVAC system 40-75 times a day during normal operation and as many as 150 times a day in continuous fan mode. With a UV-Aire mounted in the duct, cumulative exposure can be very effective in controlling indoor bacteria, mold, viruses, and other microorganisms.

If you have another source of heating without duct work we have something to help you also. Field offers two self contained models the new UV-500C which will purifies air in areas up to 500 square feet. They also offer the UV-1500C which will purifies air in areas up to 1500 square feet. This model sits on the floor, hangs on the wall or can be installed in a drop ceiling. Both plug into standard 120v and have built in handles for easy portability and have nonskid rubber feet. These units have high-efficiency air/carbon filters, adjustable fan speed control.

I put a UV-1500-C model in my house and noticed a big difference the first day when I woke up and I was not congested. You can also add an air exchanger which will bring in fresh air through a heat exchanger to regain some of the heat which would be exhausted. A humidifier will allow thermostats to be set back 1 2 degrees. This is a simple way to trim heating costs. Humidified air feels warmer than dry air. A good air filter will help the air quality and help keep equipment running more efficiently by reducing dust, grime and smoke on the indoor coils. Yaun Company stocks what is needed to insure good indoor air quality and to save energy (heating costs). Give us a call or ask your Yaun Company sales representative.