WHY AIR QUALITY IN THE HOME AND BUSINESS MATTER
Brisendine Heating and Cooling can help your home or businesses air quality. Studies have shown that indoor air quality has declined due to toxins like dust, mold, pathogens, chemicals in products like carpeting, and pet dander. These compounds lead to problems like asthma in our children and contribute to illnesses like lung cancer. Life is too short to be unhealthy and one cannot put a cost on health so let Brisendine Heating and Cooling evaluate your current Furnace/AC/HVAC setup today. We can repair any and all models but Brisendine is a Lennox Premium Partner and installer.
Healthy Climate Solutions™ from Lennox, and other indoor air quality systems, work with your home comfort system to make your indoor air as clean and comfortable as it can possibly be. When your home’s air is clean, your family can breathe and feel better. Brisendine Heating and Cooling can install, repair, or update your current air cleaning system with a new a new Lennox state of the art air purification system. Please read below to understand why your air quality is important to us.
Common air quality issues
Dust and pet dander are top causes of sniffling, sneezing and poor indoor air quality. But you may be surprised to discover other factors that could be affecting your home’s air—and your health.
Below are some of the indoor air quality issues that affect your home:
Dust buildup can make breathing miserable for anyone who spends much time inside their home. Pet dander, pollen, mold spores and chemicals can also play dirty by causing sneezing, coughing and even more severe allergy problems.
A Healthy Climate® purification or filtration system can help combat sources of allergens in the home. Each system has been engineered to capture even the smallest of allergy-aggravating particles—before they’re recirculated through your air.
The PureAir™ by Lennox air purification system is the only system to combat all three classes of airborne contaminants. This includes allergy-aggravating particles, as well as germs and chemical vapors. Simply put, PureAir cleans the air in your home better than any other single system you can buy.
#1 filtration system
The Lennox Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16® has been rated by a leading consumer magazine as the #1 professionally installed, whole-home filtration system. It removes more than 95% of allergy-aggravating particles ranging in size down to 0.3 micron*—the same level of filtration used by hospitals for general surgery areas.
Not just an outdoor issue:
Allergens have many ways of getting into your home, and the problem can start inside.
Pollen can blow in through an open window
Pets can track in dust and dirt
Damp areas can become breeding grounds for mold and mildew
Bacteria, Mold, Germs:
Germs are a class of contaminants that includes bacteria, molds, mildew, viruses and other microorganisms. Some germs can trigger allergic reactions, while others can lead to illnesses. Mold and mildew can also stain walls, give rooms a musty odor and even cause structural damage to your home.
Bright solution to germ pollution
Healthy Climate germicidal lights emit powerful rays of ultraviolet light that react with microorganisms in your heating and cooling system. This means germs can no longer grow, multiply and spread throughout your home.
A whole-home dehumidifier helps maintain optimal moisture levels throughout your home to reduce the potential for mold and mildew growth. This also helps enhance your comfort.
New carpets may feel good under your feet, but they can give off chemical vapors that contaminate your home’s air. The same goes for upholstered furniture, paints and solvents, and everyday cleaning supplies. If you have an attached garage, car fumes can find their way into your home’s air.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that chemicals around the house can cause irritation of the eyes, the throat and the lungs. Certain chemicals can have even greater health consequences, particularly for young children, the elderly and those with respiratory issues. Whether it is odors from these chemicals from hobbies like arts and crafts, or the compounds like fire retardant that is put in things like carpet, or just our home cleaning products these products damage our lungs. Let Brisendine Heating and Cooling protect you air quality today.
The best in purification:
The PureAir™ air purification system uses patented photocatalytic oxidation technology to clean the air in your home better than any other single system you can buy. It combats chemicals and all classes of indoor
*Chemical vapors – Destroys volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and household odors*
*Particles – Removes more than 95% of particles down to 0.3 micron**
*Germs – Removes more than 90% of microorganisms down to 0.01 micron**
Humid air is not good for your family’s health—or comfort. Air that’s too dry causes problems, too.
Indoor air that’s too damp feels sticky on the skin, and requires more heating or cooling to feel comfortable. Excessively moist air can also lead to mold and mildew problems in the home, and it can ruin furniture, books, clothes and leather items. Anyone who lives in Michigan knows that humidity is a way of life in the summer and a new Lennox Dehumidifier installed by Brisendine Heating and Cooling can help your home or business today.
*Signs of excessive humidity in your home
*Areas that are consistently damp
*Cracking or flaking of paint
*Condensation stains on ceiling
*Sticky or clammy feeling in the air
*Condensation or frost on windows
*You find yourself lowering your thermostat or running your air conditioner more often to get comfortable
*Overly dry air
Air that’s too dry can increase static electricity, create cracks in furniture and leather, shrink wood floors, and cause breathing difficulty or even nosebleeds. When nasal passages dry out, the body can become more vulnerable to respiratory viruses.
A healthy house should smell like one. That means no lingering cooking fumes caused by poor ventilation or musty smells from mold or mildew buildup.
Air fresheners are not the solution
Air fresheners and candles only mask the problem, and can even trigger allergy symptoms. Plus, the chemicals they give off can cause headaches, dizziness, fatigue, nausea and respiratory irritation.
Better options for keeping your home smelling fresh
One of the best options for freshening the air is a PureAir™ air purification system, which cleans the air in your home better than any other single system you can buy. A Healthy Climate® ventilation system can also help solve the problem of odors.
A Lennox PureAir air purification system can create a cleaner and healthier breathing environment. In fact, it’s the only single indoor air quality system that can safely remove and destroy odors and chemical vapors throughout your whole home.
Healthy Climate® ventilation
Ideal for tightly sealed homes, these products replace stale, contaminated indoor air with fresher outside air, enhancing your overall indoor air quality.
If you ever smell gas in your home, it’s important to get help immediately from your local fire department or gas provider. And you should always have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home, as this highly toxic gas is odorless, but potentially deadly.
Ozone is a form of oxygen. In the earth’s stratosphere, it helps to block potentially harmful ultraviolet radiation from reaching the ground. However, at lower levels in the atmosphere—the air we breathe—it’s a product of pollution and can be dangerous. Ozone is highly reactive in the air and can lead to damage of the lungs and can cause oxidation of your homes or businesses metal surfaces.
A dirty little secret
Some ionizing air purifiers and portable air cleaners on the market today actually end up making your air quality worse by emitting ozone. Other ozone sources include items with electric motors, such as vacuum cleaners and refrigerators.
All Healthy Climate Solutions™ are designed to improve indoor air quality without releasing harmful ozone in the process. The PureAir™ air purification system and Carbon Clean 16® actually reduce the existing ozone levels in your home.
The tight construction of today’s homes is great for saving energy, but can also have the unwanted side effect of sealing in stale air. Opening a window can do the trick, but just isn’t practical during the hotter and colder months of the year. Plus, an open window invites pollen and other allergens inside.
Healthy Climate® Ventilation
Lennox offers a variety of ventilation systems that draw just the right amount of fresh air inside, while moving odors and contaminants outside. Air circulating inside your home is kept comfortable, and no energy is wasted.
Healthy Climate® Heat-Recovery Ventilator (HRV)
Ideal for colder climates, an HRV captures the heat from inside your home and transfers it to the incoming fresh air.
Healthy Climate® Energy-Recovery Ventilator (ERV)
Designed for homes in warmer climates, an ERV transfers moisture and heat energy from the incoming fresh air to the outgoing air stream, keeping indoor air cool and dry.
Signs of an indoor air problem:
Odors and damaged surfaces
While you can’t see the air in your home, there are signs you can look for to tell if there’s something wrong. Red flags may include musty odors, condensation on windows, discoloration of walls or ceilings, loose drywall tape, wood warping, and peeling or chipping of paint.
Headaches and other health symptoms
How you feel is also a good indicator of whether or not you have a problem with indoor air quality. If you can breathe easier when you’re away from home, your home’s air may not be as healthy as it should be.
Healthy Climate Solutions™
Healthy Climate Solutions™ from Lennox offer many innovative and effective ways to improve the quality of your home's air. Solutions include air purification, humidity control and ventilation products. With new smart home technology these features can be installed by Brisendine Heating and Cooling so that your home or businesses air quality can be fixed in a touch of a button on your PC, tablet, or smart phone.
EXPLORE HEALTHY CLIMATE SOLUTIONS™
*More effective than portable systems
*Designed to work with your central heating and cooling system, Healthy Climate Solutions have three main *advantages over many portable systems:
*They improve the air throughout your home, not just in individual areas
*They filter the air without producing ozone, a known lung irritant*
*They require very little maintenance