What is indoor air quality and how is it related to your air conditioning system?
Our air conditioners are designed to create comfort in our homes. The air gets circulated throughout the house to create the desired temperature (what you set your thermostat to). A good and efficient system will maintain your home temperature constant at what you set the thermostat to. A less efficient system will turn itself on and off throughout the day to reach the desired temperature. But air circulation is only one part of your indoor air comfort and air quality. Another major key to air quality is your filtration system and humidity control.
The filtration system consists of multiple variables. One of these is your air filters. There are many types, shapes and sizes available, and each home will be different. The basic filters can be purchased almost anywhere. Some are cheap and simple, while others claim to protect you from certain allergens and bacteria. This depends on the microns (one micron = one-millionth of a meter) rating. There are different filter rating systems out there. Most common are; CADR, MERV, MPR and FPR. The higher the rating, the more protection it supposed to give you against small particles. We are not going into details on the specific rating systems, but what is important to understand is the particle size differences. If a Filter manufacturer claims to be able to trap particles the size of 7 microns, we know that they are useless for bacteria and viruses which are normally in the range of 0.3 to 5 microns.
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AccuClean Air Filtration System
Nevada Residential Services offers a product that removes 99.98% of airborne particulate and allergens, down to 0.1 microns from the filtered air in your home (the size of a flu virus). So you get much cleaner air and eliminates the need of purchasing and replacing filters every few months. AccuClean by American Standard, is a whole-home filtration which filters the air 7 times per day throughout your entire home. What does that mean to you? It means that airborne particles, like dust, pollens, pet dander, and even viruses will be trapped in the filter and not end up in your lungs.
AccuClean has won the “asthma & allergy friendly” certification by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The foundation helps people with asthma and allergies to identify products most suitable for them.
If you are interested in this filter system you can contact us at anytime and we will answer any questions you have regarding these filters.
It is important to understand how humidity can have an impact on us and our wellbeing. The humidity which we experience is caused by the outside weather and temperatures. Too much moisture in your house will make the air feel stuffy and most likely warmer than the actual temperature, which also gives life to microbes, fungus and other bacteria. With low moisture in your house, sore throat and dry skin can be experienced, and even your furniture can be affected by it.
The best level of humidity for your home, for best comfort and to avoid any possible bacteria from developing seems to be between 45-50%. A humidifier and a dehumidifier can help you achieve this level of humidity in your house.
Contact Nevada Residential Services today to find out more about how a whole home central dehumidifiers can make your home much more comfortable. Even though you cannot control the weather forecast and the humidity outside, it does not mean that you cannot achieve the perfect humidity level for yourself in your own home, and this is where our technicians are at your service.
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