Many factors can lead to poor indoor air quality. The use of household cleaning chemicals, off gassing from home furnishings such as carpets and furniture, allergens and pollen that is brought in on shoes and clothing, pet dander, high humidity from showers and clothes drying, even cooking. All these can lead to poor indoor air quality. Your home’s indoor air quality could be worse than the air quality outdoors. These problems can be intensified in the colder times of the year when doors and windows are left closed for months on end. All this can lead to allergens, chemicals and pollen being trapped in your home.
Midwest Comfort Heating & Cooling has multiple solutions available to greatly improve the indoor air quality of your home. Options include: Air Cleaners, Humidifier, Dehumidifiers and UV air cleaners. Controlling the indoor air quality will help you and your family breathe easier in your home!
To begin, please choose from the air quality services below or call Midwest Comfort for more information:
Dry air can be a problem in almost any home, but it is most during the winter months. Air that’s not properly humidified can have serious health and comfort implications.
Cold, dry air on its own can aggravate asthma. Low relative humidity can make you more susceptible to catching a cold. Dry air can lead to dry, scratchy throats, sinus problems and nose bleeds.
Dry air can cause structural damage to your home and possessions, It can cause walls, woodwork and hardwood floors crack. Static electricity builds up in dry air as well. Static shock can be not just annoying but harmful to your electronic equipment.
Dry air can actually make you feel colder at normal temperatures, causing you to overheat your home to maintain your comfort level.
Midwest Comfort has the solution for replacing that moisture with a Aprilaire® whole house humidifier. These low maintenance systems will increase your comfort and improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Your home’s air conditioning system cools your home by removing the humidity from the indoor air. Lowering the relative indoor humidity can help the air feel cooler. Excessive humidity in the home can lead to warpage, mildew and mold. Basements are a leading spot for damp indoor air. If the basement is used as storage, valuable paper and photos can be damaged by excessive humidity. In a finished basement, drywall will also draw in the more humid air causing potentially expensive damage. A whole house dehumidifier from Aprilaire can be installed as a standalone ducted system to dehumidify your basement, helping to protect irreplaceable papers and photos. A dehumidifier can also be installed as part of your home’s duct work system. This will dehumidify not just the basement but all areas of your home.
Aprilaire dehumidifiers are more energy efficient and economical to operate than the standalone dehumidifiers purchased from the local big box store. They also don’t need to be routinely emptied. Their built in drain lines can be run to a floor drain, sump pit or condensate pump. Its no longer necessary to check and empty the dehumidifier on a daily basis.
Call Midwest Comfort Heating & Cooling today to learn more about how a Aprilaire dehumidifier can help lower the humidity in your home on those hot sweaty summer days.
Every forced air heating system needs a filtration system. The first job of a furnace filter is to protect the furnace motors and parts that can be damaged by dirt, debris and dust. The filter removes dust and debris from entering the furnace and also from being recirculated throughout your home. Aprilaire air cleaners also trap damaging particles common in most homes to reduce mold, bacteria, pollen, asthma and allergy triggers, pet dander and viruses.
Midwest Comfort Heating & Cooling highly recommends installing these high quality air cleaners to not only protect your furnace but to also protect you and your family from the pollutants normally found in homes.
You wouldn’t control all the lights in your home with one switch. Why control the temperature throughout your home with just one thermostat? Different areas of your house have different temperature needs, as do individual family members. Zoned Temperature Control allows you to control the temperature throughout your entire home, providing your family with total comfort and energy savings. Contact Midwest Comfort for a free quote or to get more information on installing zoning to maximize the comfort throughout your home.
Ventilation systems reduce the concentration of pollutants in your home, which can be 10 times greater inside your home than outside.
With a ventilation system clean fresh air is brought in while stale, musty, dusty air is removed. Contact Midwest Comfort for a free quote or to get more information on adding ventilation to your home.
Take clean indoor air a step further with a UV Germicidal Light from Midwest Comfort! Effective against all three categories of indoor air pollutants: Particulates, Microbial and Gases. Thoroughly tested on airborne and surface bacteria and viruses, such as MRSA, e-coli, and Norwalk, to name a few. Installed in the supply plenum of your air ducts, as the pollutants pass by the UV light, they are neutralized, effectively killing bacteria and viruses before they circulate throughout your home. Get cleaner air today, give Midwest Comfort Heating & Cooling a call for a quote or to learn more about installing a UV Germicidal light.