Last winter, on an especially frigid morning, I decided to bake cookies.
I hoped that running the oven would help hot up the house, then with outside temperature down to disadvantage fourteen, fresh-baked cookies sounded good, but several hours after the cookies were cooled and all of the pans washed, the smell of them baking lingered. I didn’t mind it in the kitchen. It bothered myself and others that the upstairs kitchens smelled appreciate dough and chocolate snacks! The weather made it impossible to open a window and air out the house. I started to worry about the health of our indoor air quality, and because of problems with energy efficiency and utility costs, I’d made an effort to seal up leaks in the thermal envelope. I’d caulked, insulated, weatherstripped and even installed current windows. I abruptly realized that while I’d minimized energy losses, I’d also eliminated natural ventilationâ€¦ All sorts of contaminants are created due to normal and everyday life, then dust, dander, lint, hair, bacteria and all sorts of allergens were getting trapped inside the house, continually circulated by the oil furnace and HVAC duct and inhaled by our family. I busy an appointment with a local Heating and A/C business that specializes in indoor air quality solutions. A professional came to the apartment and performed a bunch of tests to determine how and where our heated air was escaping and to pinpoint problems with indoor pollutants. The result was the replacement of an air cleaner. The air cleaner installed into the HVAC duct and captures microscopic particles as they pass through. It also actively sends out positive and disadvantage ions that disrupt the DNA of pathogens and render them harmless. These ions cause particles in the air to clump together, become heavy enough to drop out of the air and huge enough to get caught by the filter.