The Whole House Approach
Filtration & Chemical Capture, Ventilation & Purification
Indoor air pollutants can threaten our bodies by causing a wide range of health problems – from irritated eyes, nose and throat to more serious diseases like asthma, heart disease, and cancer. The EPA ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top five environmental dangers to the public. With an increasing amount of chemicals used in our day to day lives, how do we keep those chemicals from entering our home and infiltrating our bodies?
With a little bit of knowledge and a few simple steps, we’ll help you improve your indoor air quality – creating a healthy home for you and your family!
Take the whole house approach to improving your indoor air quality. This 5 part process will create clean, fresh smelling, energized air for your home or office.
- EcoSmart Carbon Furnace Filters – filter out particulates and capture chemicals.
- Ventilation; Bring fresh, filtered air into your home.
- Portable air filters to remove air born particulates from individual rooms.
- Live plants or Living Walls, which purify and energize your home.
- Ionization; bio- polar ionization adds negative and positive ions to the air in the heating and cooling system.
Filter out Particulates and Capture Chemicals
EcoSmart Carbon Furnace Filter – doing two things for the price of one!
In America, chemicals have replaced bacteria and viruses as the biggest threat to our health. Indoor exposure to Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking (Environmental Protection Agency). Lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in both men and women and it is still the most common cause of cancer death.
Simply upgrading to the EcoSmart Carbon Furnace Filters in your heating and cooling system will provide relief from smog, ozone, VOCs, radon, unpleasant odors (including cigarette smoke), food preparation, and vehicle exhaust, plus a variety of other gases and chemicals from insecticides, building materials, glues, caulks, paints and plastics.
EcoSmart Carbon Furnace Filters keep your air ducts clean by filtering our dust, pollen and mold spores while also capturing chemicals and odors! EcoSmart Filters have lower resistance so they don’t affect the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
The electrostatic cloth captures microscopic dust, allergens, and pollen, dander, and mold spores.
Here are a few more reasons why EcoSmart Carbon Furnace Filters are essential for your home:
- Two actions for the price of one – remove particles, chemicals and odors
- Stops dust and debris that can get into the air ducts and grow mold
- Carbon and electrostatic filter media make for a better filter
- Lower resistance filters or more energy efficient
- Helps create clean, fresh smelling air
Ventilation – Bring Fresh Filtered Air into Your Home
Ventilation is a Solution to Pollution
A powerful way to improve your home’s air quality is to increase the amount of filtered outdoor air coming indoors, thereby reducing the concentration of harmful pollutants.
We are making our homes tighter to conserve energy, yet without proper ventilation we can make our homes unhealthy, due to high concentrations of airborne dust, and mold spores and chemicals from the material use to build our homes.
Proper ventilation is necessary for your health and comfort. A simple solution is to install a Filtered Fresh Air Ventilation System (FFAVS) which dilutes the air in your home. It’s better than relying on opening a window because with the FFAVS the outside air is filtered and conditions before it enters your home.
The FFAVS uses a unique carbon filter for removing greenhouse gasses, landscape chemicals, ozone, pesticides and radon from entering your home. The FFAVS is designed to take outside air – which is filtered, heated or cooled and dehumidified – and distribute it through your existing HVAC system.
*When needed a licensed HVAC contactor may be used*
Other benefits include:
- Improved energy efficiency.
- Clean and fresh smelling home.
- A solution for sick building syndrome and exhaust “back-drafting.”
- Simple installation and maintenance; filter change 4 times per year.
- Less draft from windows and doors, meaning a more comfortable home.
- Removal of ozone, chemicals, pesticides, pollen, and mold from outside air before it enters your home.
WHOLE HOUSE HEPA AIR FILTRATION
Abatement Technologies® CAP 600 Series and CAP1200 Series Central Air Purifiers, with True HEPA filters, are so efficient they can remove at least 99.97% of these microscopic airborne particles (@ 0.3 microns in size), including those that can trigger asthma and other allergic reactions. All CAP600 Series and CAP1200 Whole-House or Office HEPA Air Cleaners feature multiple filtration stages to remove particles, plus an activated carbon filter to remove odors and some VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds). Top of the line models are also equipped with germicidal UV (UVGI) or UV “Plus” lamp technology to irradiate and help control bacteria and mold spores present in the air stream or trapped on the HEPA filter.
The CAP1200UVP model combines the high-performance, four stage air filtration and germicidal UV disinfection of the CAP1200UV unit with the added odor removal capabilities of photolysis oxidation. This model is designed primarily for homes or offices with odor problems caused by pets, cooking, smoking, VOC off-gases, etc. It generates a controlled amount of ozone gas designed to neutralize odor producing compounds. The ozone gas breaks down and then dissipates quickly inside the HVAC ductwork.
Portable Air Filter
A CLEAN BREATHING, FRESH SMELLING INDOOR ENVIRONMENT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
There’s no need to endure polluted, allergen laden air ever again! Now that you have cleaned the air ducts and carpets let’s talk about individual rooms. Typical homes have one (or a few) large return vents located in central areas.
In order to remove dust from the air in each one of your rooms you would need to have a return duct in each room, because dust does not “get-up-and-go” from one room to another! A good solution to this air borne dust issues is to buy a portable air purifier ($75 to $200) for each room, since it cheaper than installing new return ducts.
Purchasing portable air purifiers for your bedroom, living room and office will allow you to enjoy fresh, clean air no matter where you are in the house!
Austin Air HealthMate Plus HEPA Air Purifiers are medical grade HEPA air filters and have infused Potassium Iodide into 15 lbs of activated carbon/zeolite for optimal absorption of VOCs. The HealthMate Plus provides both particle and chemical capture making the durable, low maintenance, mid range priced air purifier a best value item for modern homes that are built “tight”. Tight energy efficient homes tend to have high levels of particles and chemicals in the air that create Sick Building Syndrome due to airborne “toxic house dust” that you inhale.
The metal air filter housing is durable and easy to vacuum clean. The strong air flow design pushes clean air deep into your room which prevents the notorious problem of air purifiers only cleaning clean air after an hour of operation as the dirty air is not being moved to the air filter. Turning on a ceiling fan will help your typical air purifier in dealing with this issue.
The fan is energy-efficient and on medium/low settings quietly draws air from all four sides through a cleanable pre filter, next the HEPA/Carbon filter captures airborne impurities and sends purer, cleaner air back into the room. The result: a clean breathing, fresh smelling indoor environment for you and your family.
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