Why should indoor air quality be of concern to me?
Do your eyes, nose and throat often feel irritated? Do you experience headaches, dizziness and fatigue? Do you notice your chronic respiratory condition more adversely impacted when inside your home?
We bring pollutants into our homes every day on our shoes and clothes. We introduce pollutants into our lungs with cleaning agents, paints, varnishes, paint strippers, glues and other chemicals used indoors. We carry germs, viruses and bacteria home after interactions with other people. Today's homes are more tightly-sealed and energy-efficient than ever; thus they more easily trap pollutants indoors and in the air we breathe.
Studies by various organizations have proven that poor indoor air quality is linked to many health concerns: diabetes, asthma, allergies, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, weight gain, internal organ damage and respiratory concerns. In fact, the World Health Organization states that 1.5 million people die each year from the affects of indoor air pollution. Allergy and asthma sufferers can attest to the fact that controlling indoor air quality can bring tremendous relief.
Install a GeneralAire® Residential Whole House Air Cleaner and breathe healthier in your home!
When cold, dry air enters your home and is warmed to room temperature, the relative humidity in the average house can drop to as little as 5%. Compare that to the average 25% relative humidity of the Sahara Desert and you can understand why the air inside your home can seriously affect your health and comfort. As your home seeks to reach its saturation point it robs moisture from you, your pets, your plants and furniture.The effects of dry air are astounding:
GeneralAire® offers several Whole House Humidifier solutions for your humidification needs.
- Dry nose and throat
- Increased allergy and asthma symptoms
- Itchy, dry, cracked skin
- Cracking of expensive woodwork in floors, artwork, window frames and more
- Damage to household furnishings
- Damage to musical instruments, such as an expensive piano
- Annoying static electricity shocks that can damage computers, VCRs and other electronic equipment
- Sleeping difficulties that affect your mental concentration
- Increased heating bills! Dry air causes window framing to crack and let cold outdoor air in. You turn the heat up to stay warm, and it costs more!
|Why Install a GeneralAire® UV Air Purifier?
Outside, the sun uses UVC energy to protect us from germs, bacteria, viruses, fungi and other destructive bioaerosols. The sun also has the power to measure safe levels of ozone to freshen the air we breathe and break down dangerous gaseous contaminants.
Installed on your HVAC distribution system, GeneralAire® UV Air Purifiers bring the sun's power indoors; killing germs, bacteria, viruses, fungi and more. GeneralAire® UV Air Purifiers boast an intensely-effective 16 inch 36 watt germicidal H-lamp (UVV16HC). The 36 watt lamp radiates a high output of germ killing ultraviolet light in your duct work, imitating the air purifying intensity of the sun that treats your indoor air. The germicidal bandwidth C (UVC) measuring 200 to 280 nanometers is effective at killing germs, bacteria, viruses, fungi and other harmful bioaerosols.
Let UV Air Purifiers from GeneralAire® provide those same benefits inside! Breathe healthy air indoors. Treat your whole house with UV Air Purification and “Let the Sunshine In" with GeneralAire®!
Why Use a GeneralAire® Dehumidifier?
Do you have excessive moisture indoors due to a humid climate, or simply the humid summer season?
The GeneralAire® 1300 Dehumidifier can help. An efficient whole-house solution, the 1300 can remove as much as 130 pints of moisture per day!
Install easily in tight spaces; on a flat surface or suspended.
Learn more about how the 1300 can also be part of a comprehensive water damage cleanup plan by reading the EPA's Flood Cleanup Fact Sheet
, the CDC's Flood Water After a Disaster or Emergency
and the American Red Cross Information Pamphlet: Repairing Your Flooded Home
; all found on the 1300 product page
Why Use an Energy or Heat Recovery Ventilator?
Does the air inside your home feel stuffy? Do odors linger longer than what you would prefer? Does your home simply feel uncomfortable?
Every home requires some kind of ventilation. Circulating fresh air into your home keeps occupants healthy, removes odors, removes indoor pollutants and lowers the relative indoor humidity. Simply opening windows and doors is not enough because weather, safety concerns, noise and other reasons prevent us from keeping windows and doors open long enough or often enough to keep fresh air circulating throughout your home.
GeneralAire® ERV / HRV systems keep the air in your home fresh and offer many desirable features.
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