Take a deep breath inside your home. Does the air feel clean?
Maintaining the indoor air quality (IAQ) inside your home is one of the most important roles you’ll play as a homeowner. You and your family expect to breathe clean air at all times in your home—even more so during the winter months when opening a window is not always an option.
But how do you clean your air? And what can you do to prevent contaminants from compromising your air quality?
Our professionals at the Carrier Cooling Center can help recommend the right indoor air quality products for your home. Choose from our extensive list of Factory Authorized Carrier Dealers in your state to find an expert nearest to your home. We’ll put you in touch with a knowledgeable and friendly professional who can help with all your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) projects.
Book a service with one of our companies and select one of the following complimentary gifts:
- Free Wi-Fi Thermostat—Keep your home just the way you want it, even when you’re not at home.
- Additional Second Year on Your Warranty—Receive an extra 12 months on a service agreement that saves money and provides you with “Guaranteed Peace of Mind.”
- Upgraded Filter System—The EZ Flex system provides whole-house air filtration using a high-efficiency filter.
Join the Carrier family and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with working with one of the top companies in the HVAC industry. Our roots trace back to 1902, when our founder, Willis Carrier, invented the modern air conditioning system.
Why Am I Sneezing?
It sounds hard to believe, but the average home in the United States accumulates around 40 pounds of dust per year. That’s nothing to sneeze at!
Did you know the concentration of indoor pollutants in some parts of the country can be five times greater than outdoor levels? What can you do to improve the air quality around you?
Common airborne pollutants include:
Volatile Organic Compounds—VOCs are released into the air as gases from several sources, such as paints, cleaning supplies, pesticides, building materials, glues, and adhesives. VOCs are consistently higher indoors than outdoors.
Exhaust Fumes—Inadequate venting of your furnace, stove, or fireplace can lead to an accumulation of soot and carbon monoxide indoors.
Biological Agents—These pollutants range from pollen, mold, and animal dander, to bacteria, viruses, and fungi. They can trigger allergies and other respiratory issues.
If the air inside your home seems stale or harsh, these common pollutants are your likely culprit. Reach out to one of our Factory Authorized Carrier Dealers to find practical and sustainable solutions that meet your needs.
How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Let’s start with your air conditioner (AC). A high-efficiency air conditioning unit helps reduce pet hair and dander, along with fumes from household products such as cleaners and paint. Your AC equipment also reduces bacteria, viruses, mold, and mildew.
Install an ultraviolet (UV) lamp. Mold and bacteria build up inside your HVAC system’s indoor cooling coil, impacting your air quality and restricting your system’s airflow. An ultraviolet light silently and effectively eliminates these contaminants. You trust our Carrier companies to install your UV lamp correctly to maximize its benefit.
Consider an Infinity® Whole-Home Purifier. Carrier’s patented Captures & Kills® technology effectively inactivates 99 percent of the mold, viruses, and bacteria trapped on the filter. The air purifier can also get rid of the virus that causes the common cold and flu, as well as several coronavirus strains.
If your air quality seems stale and smells foul, an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) could be your answer. These state-of-the-art systems draw fresh air into your home and vent out the stale air. You enjoy the full benefits of ventilation without losing energy from open windows.
Adding a whole-house humidifier or dehumidifier is the perfect solution for balancing the humidity levels inside your home. Too much moisture in the air breeds bacteria, mold, and dust mites; excessively dry air can trigger allergies and affects your nose, lungs, and lips.
Our Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers can conduct a thorough energy audit inside your home to provide other tips that will keep you comfortable, healthy, and safe. Give us a call today to learn more about IAQ products and solutions.
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Tips to Improve Your Air Quality
If possible, open some windows for a few minutes each day to ventilate your home and draw in some fresh air and remove the stale air.
Wash your pets! Bathing your pets regularly helps reduce the amount of pet dander in the air. There are plenty of pet-safe products on the market to keep your dog or cat smelling like a rose.
As a rule, you should change your HVAC air filter every 30 to 90 days—more so if you have pets at home or anyone in the household with severe allergies. Your Carrier expert will let you know if an upgraded filter will work with your system.
Clean those air ducts. Your ductwork plays a vital role in maintaining a strong airflow and keeping your HVAC system in good condition. Inspect those ducts once a year for mold growth and other debris. You also want to check for pest droppings or dead insects that would indicate you have an infestation.
Indoor Air Quality System Repair
If you detect a problem with your IAQ system, give us a call. Our companies offer 24/7 emergency repair services and will always provide an accurate, upfront quote before beginning any work.
Indoor Air Quality System Maintenance
Maintaining your HVAC equipment allows it to reach its expected lifecycle. Neglecting your equipment can lead to higher utility expenses, costly repairs, and the possibility of a complete system breakdown.
Be sure to ask about our Premium Protection Plan that offers cost savings for repair calls, tune-ups, labor, and parts. Our plans provide comprehensive protection against any unexpected mechanical features your HVAC system might have during the life of the agreement.
Call Us Today
Enjoy a breath of fresh air—reach out to a knowledgeable and friendly professional at our Carrier Cooling Center to learn more about our indoor air quality products and services. Plus, enjoy a complimentary gift when you book your appointment with one of our companies. We make healthy homes for you and your loved ones to enjoy.