December 27, 2017
Every homeowner needs to be sure that their indoor air is both fresh and clean not just for comfort but also for health reasons.
There has been a rise in awareness that polluted outdoor air can pose dangers to people’s health. Having said that, many people are still unaware of the fact that indoor air is actually even more dangerous. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency says that indoor air is actually 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside. After construction activities like house renovations or painting, the air in your home can be up to a thousand times more severe than outdoor air. This is due to the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in paint, adhesives and many everyday objects in the home.
Indoor Air Quality and Your Health
Since people spend most of their time indoors where they face critical health risks due to recurrent exposure to air pollutants in their homes, offices, schools and other indoor environments. Exposure to these pollutants can lead to numerous immediate and long-term health problems. Common pollutants include mold spores, tiny particles, chemical emissions, animal allergens, radon, carbon monoxide, environmental tobacco smoke, and pesticides.
Short-term and Long-term Effects of Indoor Air Pollution
The World Health Organization (WHO) says that pollutants like nitrous oxide and sulfur dioxide cause inflamed airways, eye irritation and damage to the respiratory tract. An irritated respiratory tract can cause coughing, mucus secretion, and long-term infections. People who have asthma or compromised immune systems are at an even higher risk of developing more serious health problems when repeatedly exposed to one or more pollutants.
Persistent exposure to poor air quality can lead to reduced lung function and breathing problems as well as lung cancer or cardiovascular disease. Those with pre-existing cardiovascular or lung diseases are particularly vulnerable to the effects of pollution, and may find their conditions worsened due to exposure.
The Importance of Air Dehumidifiers
A complete air purification system for your home plays an essential role in keeping your indoor air fresh and clean. When your home’s air is properly dehumidified, your home just feels better. Dehumidified air feels cooler, so you can set your thermostat at a higher temperature and still feel comfortable. According to the US Department of Energy, for every two degrees you raise the temperature during the summer, you can save between 5% and 7% on your cooling bill.
Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning is a leading HVAC company in Bloomington, IL that offers whole-home dehumidifiers that control the moisture in your home that gives you more comfort.
Features of Healthy Climate® Dehumidifiers
Designed to easily integrate with your HVAC system, a Healthy Climate® dehumidifier removes excess moisture from the air.
Available in three sizes, each well suited with nearly any central cooling system, a Healthy Climate® dehumidifier can effectively eliminate moisture throughout your entire home. When a zoning system is added, you also have the option of dehumidifying individual areas.
Since a whole-home dehumidifier integrates with your central cooling system, you’ll avoid the noisy operation of portable units. You can also save yourself the hassle of constantly emptying water buckets.
- Effectively removes excess moisture from the entire home, a single area, such as a basement or a combination of both*
- Helps create healthier air by reducing dust mites and mold that thrive in humid environments
- Protects home furnishings and wood from moisture damage
- Uses environmentally-friendly R410A refrigerant
- No ozone emissions— a known lung irritant
- Designed to easily integrate with your heating and cooling system
- New 65 pint model is ENERGY STAR® rate
- 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components
Ask the Indoor Air Quality Experts
Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning is a trusted Normal heating and air conditioning company that can help you get a complete air purification system to enhance your indoor air.
We are proficient in every detail of our equipment and understand the business full well. Our technicians are manufacturer-trained and can guarantee your Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Dehumidifier will be installed according to Lennox’s guidelines.
Our experts work hard day in and day out to earn our customers’ trust by offering the latest HVAC equipment, excellent workmanship, and straightforward communication. Our professionals receive specialized training directly from manufacturers, making sure we meet the makers’ standards for installation, repair, and maintenance. Contact us for the best HVAC solutions.