indoor air quality

Maintaining superior air quality is an important part of a healthy home. However, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is often neglected by home owners despite harmful pollutants that can build up and potentially trigger allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues. With improvements in energy efficient building products there is less fresh air entering and exiting your home. Regular dusting, cleaning and ventilation may not be enough to get rid of harmful pollutants. The Britt Air team can help inspect, diagnose and install the right IAQ system for your home.      

  •  UV Light 

  • Humidification

  • Filtration   

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UltraViolet Light

There have been many advances in ultraviolet lighting technology. UV Lights can be used to purify the air by killing mold and bacteria, ultimately funneling clean air into the HVAC system for circulation. Some new technologies are highly effective and others are gimmicks.  Britt Air can help you understand the difference and decide which option is best for your home.

Humidification

Most people think a healthy indoor environment means adequate ventilation and fresh air, but they often overlook the importance of humidity control as a key contributor to indoor air quality. Too much humidity can encourage mold and mildew growth, while not enough humidity can create static electricity, and irritation of the skin and eyes. Britt Air can help you manage your system to create the ideal environment for your family and your health.   

Filtration

Proper air filtration is the key to maintaining high levels of Indoor Air Quality. The primary job of an air filter is to improve the overall cleanliness of your indoor air by removing airborne particulates including: air pollution, pollens, skin particles, hair, smog, pet dander, smoke and household dust.  However, not all filtration systems are the same.  Systems are evaluated by not only how many particles they remove but also the rate at which clean air is delivered to your home. Britt Air can help you find the right balance for the most comfortable, healthy environment.  

Helpful tips for superior indoor air quality

  • Use a dehumidifier in summer and a humidifier in winter.

  • Open windows to provide ventilation and reduce moisture and odors.

  • Use an air-to-air heat exchanger which will mechanically ventilate and dehumidify houses in places where the climate is cold. These units can be installed as a part of your central cooling and heating systems.

  • Use furnace filters. These are coated with a viscous substance that allows for the collection of dust, lint, and fibers, preventing them from flowing into the room.