What's Your IAQ?
Since homes are built increasingly airtight to conserve energy, harmful pollutants and dry, stale air can be trapped inside with no where to escape. The result can be degraded indoor air quality (IAQ). In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside. However, as a homeowner, there is a lot you can do to improve the air your family breathes.
Is Your Furnace Filter Enough?
Upgrade Your 1" Furnace Filter.
Most homes are outfitted with basic HVAC filtration - a standard one-inch furnace filter that meets minimum filtration standards and requires frequent replacement. Think of a furnace filter as a net that captures particles that flow through it in the airstream. The bigger and better the net, the more and smaller particles that can be captured.
Honeywell Media and Electronic Air Cleaners are easy-to-use, whole-house filtration solutions that trap up to 60 times more airborne particles than a standard one-inch filter. Replaceable four-inch Media Air Filters can last up to 12 months, and Electronic Air Cleaners require little maintenance with only periodic washing.
Over time, the purchase of a Honeywell Media or Electronic Honeywell Air Cleaner can pay for itself compared to the monthly purchase of a one-inch filter. Plus, you’re sure to notice a difference in the quality of air in your home, since whole-house filters can capture up to 98% of airborne pollutants and particles from the air passing through the duct system.
Eliminate Portable Hassles
Treat the Air in Your Entire Home.
You may already have concerns about poor air quality in your home, and may have even taken steps to improve it - possibly with portable, single-room air purifiers or humidifiers. However, portable units impact only a portion of the room in which they operate and can be difficult and expensive to maintain. Portable units also take up valuable space and power outlets within a room, and can expose power cords to traffic areas.
Honeywell’s Whole-House Indoor Air Quality Solutions, such as Ultraviolet Air Treatment Systems, Air Cleaners and Humidifiers are more effective, and can be less expensive, than putting multiple single-room units in your home. Plus, whole-house solutions are virtually invisible. They are installed on your central heating & cooling system so that treated air is distributed to all rooms throughout your home.
What's In The Air Your Breathe?
Here’s What You’re Breathing.
The average person breathes 3,400 gallons of air each day. Unfortunately, air isn’t all you’re inhaling. Mold spores, pollen, bacteria, dust and other particles exist in virtually all indoor air.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside a home can be 2-5 times more polluted than air outside.
When installed into your home’s central heating and cooling system, a Honeywell Whole-House Air Cleaner traps and filters airborne particles and contaminants passing through the duct system to make sure that cleaner air is distributed to all rooms in your home. A whole-house air cleaner can also help to maintain the performance of your furnace and air conditioner by keeping it clean.
Home Too Dry?
A Dry Home Can Be An Uncomfortable Home.
When your home's humidity level is too low, you can experience things like dry skin and chapped lips, or hardwood floors separating at the seams. Even the piano can go out of tune. In the wintertime, relative humidity inside the average home hovers around 15%, while even the Sahara Desert has an average humidity of 25%. Simply turning up your thermostat in the winter can really dry out your home and make things uncomfortable.
That's why it's important to maintain your home’s most comfortable humidity level automatically with a Honeywell Whole-House Humidifier. Proper humidity provides a more comfortable living environment. Plus, since humidified air feels warmer, you can turn down your thermostat for energy savings.
Controlling humidity also means moisturizing dry air to prevent damage to hardwood floors and woodwork while preventing excess moisture in your home. Honeywell Humidifiers can help you maintain the proper level of humidity in your home even in the dryest of seasons.
Lingering Cooking Odors?
In With the Good Air, Out With the Bad.
Does the smell of breakfast linger in your home until lunchtime? This could be a sign your home isn’t getting as much fresh air as it needs. Fortunately, there’s a solution with Honeywell Whole-House Ventilation Systems.
You see, homes that seal out the elements for energy efficiency can also seal in odors and pollutants. That means you could be breathing in a lot more than air. Plus, there could be more carbon dioxide in your home than in outside air, making you feel sleepy and sluggish. You wouldn’t drink used water; why breathe used air?
Now there’s a better way to get fresh air rather than opening a window. Honeywell Ventilation Systems send out the stale air and bring in fresh air without letting money pour out open windows. In fact, a Honeywell system can recover up to 80% of the energy used to heat or cool your home so you can save on your utility bill.
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