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  • Writer's pictureBrian Harm

A simple guide to indoor air quality

It’s springtime in Idaho and after a long winter cooped up inside our homes, it’s really nice to open our windows for a little fresh air. Indoor air quality isn’t something most of us think about but there are lots of reasons we should.

According to Environmental Protection Agency poor indoor air quality can contribute to many short and long term health risks from pollutants, viruses, allergens, dust, pollen, mites and mold.

The good news is there are easy steps you can take to help improve your air quality and reduce your indoor air quality related health risks and improve the general livability of your home.

Increasing the amount of fresh air flowing through our homes really helps and while we can easily throw the windows open in the spring and fall; it’s not so easy at other times of the year. Trane Fresheffects Energy Recovery Ventilator provides a whole-house solution for fresh air ventilation. Trane FreshEffects exhausts stale indoor air and brings in fresh, preconditioned, outdoor air, so your home can be a cleaner, more enjoyable place to live. This ventilator also decreases the level of odors, chemical vapors and naturally occurring gases that become trapped in tightly sealed homes.

Incredible amounts of dust, pollen, and other pollutants are in our air. Most HVAC systems feature a simple one inch thick filter designed to screen out some of these particles but there very design only allows them capture only a fraction of these airborne particles.

The Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner uses revolutionary technology that supplies your home with a cleaner, healthier environment, allowing you to breathe easier – literally. The Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner utilizes patented, breakthrough air cleaning technology to remove up to an astounding 99.98% of airborne allergens from the air that passes through the filter. It catches particles as small as .1 micron, making it 8 times more effective than even the best HEPA room filters and up to 100 times more effective than a standard 1-inch filter.

Humidity inside our homes also have an affect on indoor air quality and here in Idaho our air is particularly dry. It’s best to keep indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent. Trane’s Home Humidifiers can adjust from summer to winter in order to provide the right amount of moisture to the air in your home. It’s not just comfort—it’s relief for your skin. Having a dry home can be damaging to valuable things such as furniture, paintings and woodwork. By adding a Trane furnace humidifier to your home’s HVAC system, you can help ensure it won’t dry out and crack.

Call us today if you’d like to learn more about Trane’s amazing line up of equipment designed to help your family improve the indoor air quality of your home.

208-378- 9445

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