Choose the Best Indoor Air Quality Products for Your Ashland Home

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Take a deep breath.

If you smell unpleasant odors, feel your allergies acting up, or notice your home environment seems too dry during the winter, the indoor air quality throughout your Virginia home needs attention.

Howell’s Heating & Air has assisted homeowners in the greater Richmond area with their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) needs for more than 50 years. We offer solutions that reduce airborne contaminants and enhance comfort, health, and safety.

Filter Particles That Trigger Respiratory Problems

A clean furnace air filter is the foundation of good indoor air quality in every home. A filter helps trap mold spores, pathogens, particulate matter, and other pollutants. We encourage you to inspect your HVAC air filter monthly and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on when to change it.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says removing the source of pollution in your home is one of the most effective ways to reduce contaminants in the air. The agency also recommends upgrading the air filter in your HVAC system to trap particulate matter and improve indoor air quality.

During a preventative maintenance visit, our expert technicians will replace your furnace or heat pump air filter and can discuss other whole-house filtering systems that trap dust, pet dander, and other particulate matter.

We are proud to offer Carrier and American Standard HVAC products, including filtering systems and air purifiers. Carrier’s Infinity® air purifier not only captures particles in a high-efficiency filter—but it also zaps them with an electrical charge.  American Standard’s AccuClean™ filter system traps particles as small as .1 micron and removes 99.98 percent of airborne allergens.

Remove Odors and Particles

A bipolar ionization generator is one of the best ways to eliminate odors from cooking, pets, and household products while reducing gases, particles, and bacteria. The iWave-R does just that from its location in your ductwork. The device produces ions that cling to pollutants in the air, causing the contaminants to become trapped in your HVAC system’s air filter.

Ask our experts at Howell’s Heating & Air if a bipolar ionization generator like iWave-R is right for your home.

Are Your Allergies Acting Up?

Your stuffy nose and scratchy throat could signal an air conditioner problem. Mold and bacteria growing on wet components like drain pans, drain lines, and coils, may have contaminated your indoor air. Some microorganisms can sicken you and cause your HVAC system to work harder and waste energy.

Ultraviolet germicidal light is one of the best ways to eliminate microorganisms inside your HVAC system and stop them from circulating through your Ashland home. One or more UV lamps placed near problem areas will kill biological growth and keep your system clean, extending its lifespan and improving efficiency.

At Howell’s Heating & Air, we recommend UVC-Advantage, a compact, reliable UV light for your HVAC system interior. We also offer the UVPhotoMAX Signature Series whole-house air purifier. This product uses ultraviolet light to kill bacteria and viruses and trigger an oxidation process that breaks down volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and odors.

It not only eliminates pathogens in the air but on household surfaces too.

Humidify for Healthier Skin

If you experience frequent bloody noses, dry sinuses, and cracked lips, it may be time to invest in a whole-house humidifier. The device works with your furnace or heat pump by adding moisture to the heated air before it enters your living space.

On the other hand, too much moisture in the air can lead to the growth of mildew, mold, bacteria, and viruses in your home. High humidity levels can create the perfect environment for allergens like dust mites. A whole-house dehumidifier removes excess moisture and restores the appropriate humidity level.

Make Indoor Air Quality a Priority

At Howell’s Heating & Air, we offer an extensive portfolio of products that improve indoor air quality.  Let us recommend the best solution for your Ashland, VA, home. Call us at 804-977-0994 or request service online.

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