Having poor indoor air quality can lead to numerous side effects such as nausea, headaches, and even dizziness. Air quality testing and purification are therefore essential to stay healthy. So which factor would increase poor indoor air quality? Here’s how to improve air quality and keep your home clean and safe with Waychoff’s AC.
Indoor Air Cleaners & Purifiers
Over the past few decades, the HVAC industry has developed numerous ways to improve air quality inside your home. Waychoff’s Air Conditioning offers recommended EPA air filters and other air cleaners and purifier systems to remove dust particles, bacteria, and toxic chemicals from the air. We can supply a wide range of indoor air cleaners and air quality safety products to help you with your air quality.
EPA: “On average the indoor air quality is 2-5 times more polluted than outside air and sometimes as high as 100 times more polluted than outside air.”
American Lung Association: “Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to infections, lung cancer, chronic lung disease and is the cause of 94% of respiratory illness. In addition, it can cause a headache, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea, and fatigue. EPA Lists poor indoor air quality as the fourth largest environmental threat to our country.”
There are 3 types of indoor air pollutants.
- 1 Particulates: Dust, Pollen, Smoke, & Pet Dander
- 2 Biologicals: Mold, Viruses, and Bacteria
- 3 VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds): carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, chlorine gas, chemicals, gasses.
Indoor Air Cleaners and Air Quality Safety Products
UV Light/Germicidal Lamps
RGF® Environmental Group Study:
RGF® Environmental Group, Inc., a leading environmental design and manufacturing company, has released the results of a third-party study that reveal the efficacy of 99.9% against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, commonly known as the coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19.
Unfavorable Health Effects of Air Pollutants:
- Ear, nose, and throat irritation
- Headaches, Dizziness, Fatigue
- Aggravation of Asthma
- Respiratory Illnesses
- Risk of Cancer
The last thing we want our customers to experience is a sudden illness that could’ve been avoided with the proper prevention and indoor air quality testing. Some of these health effects occur immediately, and others over a period.
What Can Residents Do at Home to Combat Indoor Air Pollutants?
In order to keep your indoor air quality at satisfying levels, avoid smoking within your home. The smoke from tobacco or other smoking products can circulate within the home and affect the overall quality of air. Keeping your home tidy will reduce the amount of dust and pollen that lives inside, especially if you have pets. Their hair travels around the house clogging your filters and circulating into the air everyone breathes, and the collection of hair could be detrimental to the quality of air.
Lastly, but certainly not least, is to reduce the amount of humidity in your home. With the humidity levels of Florida soaring through the roof, making sure your air purifier and air conditioning stays on the outside of your home minimizes the amount of moisture your system experiences.
Take our indoor air quality quiz to find out how clean the air is inside your home! We are happy to help you take the next step toward breathing fresh air.
What Are the Regional and Commercial HVAC Equipment Testing Standards?
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.