Indoor air quality has garnered much attention in recent years, and for good reason; there seems to be a rise in the incidence of air quality related health issues such as asthma and allergies. Homes are sealed up tighter for the sake of comfort and energy efficiency, but without proper systems in place, indoor air quality suffers and so, in turn, do the occupants. Generations Heating and Air Conditioning, serving Woodstock and Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge areas, carries a complete line of indoor air quality products, and we have the knowledge, training and experience to guide you to choosing the ones that are right for you.
Air purifiers are the ultimate product for creating just that; pure air! Our homes host a plethora of unwanted products comprising the physical, (such as dust, skin, pollens, etc.), biological (bacteria, viruses, mold), and chemical (VOCs for example). Air purifiers are designed and engineered to remove all three, returning nothing but pure air into your home.
Air Cleaners and Filters
Air cleaners and filters are an excellent addition to your home’s HVAC system; while not removing quite the spectrum of products that an air purifier does, they still significantly improve indoor air quality. Generations Heating and Air Conditioning can install them for you, either as part of new installation or retrofit.
Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs) are now code for all newly constructed homes and are advisable for retrofit into existing houses. They improve indoor air quality by drawing in outside air, filtering it, and then mixing it with the indoor air. At the same time, stale, polluted indoor air is exhausted to the outside. The genius in their design is such that they do this while “recovering” 60-80% of the heat from the indoor air, hence the term, “heat recovery ventilator”. Generations Heating and Air Conditioning will size a system for your home so that it accomplishes a complete exchange of indoor for outside air within the recommended time frame established by good practise. If you live in the Kitchener, Cambridge or Woodstock areas, call us today to quote an HRV for your home.
Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Woodstock homeowners spend nearly half of the year heating the air in their homes. Typically, this results in indoor air that can become extremely dry, giving rise to a host of health concerns, from dry, sore throats, dry skin, colds and allergies to nuisances such as static electric shocks. Humidifiers are automatic, yet adjustable devices that can be incorporated into your home’s HVAC equipment to maintain indoor humidity at desired, healthy levels.