Indoor Air Quality
Many of you have contacted us recently to inquire about what you can do in your homes and businesses to monitor indoor air quality. We agree with you: Now is the time to get serious about what you allow (and don’t allow) inside your living and working environments.
The COVID-19 virus does not have a long shelf life, but we know that it thrives in cold, damp places such as the A/C side of your HVAC system. The HVAC air filter is your first line of defense against allergens and contaminants coming into your home or business space. However, air filters do not stop pathogens, such as Coronavirus, which has a particle size of 0.125 microns. Any substance under 40 microns in size will pass right through the air filter and is supplied back to all areas your HVAC system services.
The iWave family of products uses ion technology. Independent lab testing has proven that the iWave products significantly reduce a wide variety of pathogens and viruses like the Coronavirus in the breathing zone and on hard non-porous surfaces.
Watch how ion generation works to combat odors, mold, bacteria and viruses (COVID-19):
Mitsubishi heat pump indoor units also offer a variety of filtration options that continuously clean the air of allergens, dust, viruses, and bacteria. Learn more here.
Energy Recovery Ventilators
A well-sealed home is essential to comfort and budget. However, a tight thermal envelope can cause issues with insufficient ventilation. Energy Recovery Ventilators provide a whole-house option for pulling fresh, clean air in from outdoors while expelling stale air from inside the home. This type of ventilation system utilizes a significant portion of the energy from the outgoing air to benefit the incoming air. During the winter months, the ERV heats the incoming air. During the warmer weather, it cools incoming air. This transfer of energy lessens the workload of HVAC equipment while improving comfort.
Some benefits of an Energy Recovery Ventilator include:
- Superior Indoor Air Quality – A continuous supply of fresh outdoor air replaces stale air and removes harmful airborne particulates and contaminants.
- Greater Humidity Control – By transferring moisture either to or from incoming air, humidity levels are improved during both winter and summer.
- Cost Savings – Recycling energy minimizes waste, lessens stress on HVAC equipment, and trims monthly costs.
The MINOTAIR PENTACARE-V12 Compact Air Treatment Unit controls the ventilation, temperature, and humidity of your whole house. It filters, dehumidifies, heats, cools, and renews the air to provide a healthy and comfortable environment all year round.