Indoor Air Quality Products
This zone system works by installing electronic dampers in your existing duct, and a control board that is mounted externally on the plenum. You can have multiple zones as well as multiple thermostats per zone.
Works the same as Ductwork zoning but gets installed inline with your pumps. This allows for multiple zones and multiple thermostats per zone. Ideal for in-floor heating and optimal comfort.
This is basically a mini-split system but does not necessarily mean its only a mini-split. Can come in constant or variable flow/volume, Most air handler-heat pump combos would be better suited with duct zoning however.
Have special areas like a home office, gym, or play room for the kids that need additional cooling? An HVAC zoning system is a heating and cooling system that utilizes dampers in ductwork, boilers, or in a refrigeration system (variable refrigerant flow/variable refrigerant volume) to regulate and redirect heat or cool air to specific areas. This allows for personalized temperature zones throughout the home or building for increased comfort and efficiency Without installing a mini-split system.
Better Air Filters
Most people believe to have less allergens and better air quality that they need larger and more complex air filters. This is not actually the case. Filters are classified by MERV Rating (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value ). Most residential units can only withstand a 1-8 MERV rating. meaning anything over that will cause unnecessary drag on the system. Most 4″ filters that everyone thinks are the best for air quality are rated at 11 MERV; on top of that everyone believes bigger filter, the longer it lasts… This is why the number one question we ask when a system runs but isn’t operating properly is “Did you change the filter?”. Filters regardless of size or add-ons should be changed every 30 DAYS!! Want to save some money and help your system out??? only put a 1″ pleated carbon filter and get yourself a Residential Air Purifier.
Your standard one inch filters don’t have to suck. you can get them pleated, with carbon, and a higher MERV. Keep in mind to not over due your MERV rating or you could put unnecessary drag on your system.
Typically these come in the same variations as One Inch filters. They are more effective in filtration due to their size; however, this increase in size and MERV rating leads to increased drag on the system. ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T CHANGE IT EVERY 30 DAYS!!!
These purifiers get cut into your return ducts and use ultraviolet radiation to kill particulates. The draw backs are: $80 to replace the bulb every year and run off 110V; which means more electric usage.
These are kind of old school but still effective. They are filter racks that pass an electrical current through them to kill all the bad stuff. Usually operate off 110V but sometimes they can be run off 24V.
UV & Electric Air Purifiers
UV indoor air cleaners and electric air cleaners are fairly cost effective ways to clean your whole homes air. They are installed inline with your HVAC system.
Non-Ozone Producing Ionizers
These are our preferred Indoor air quality product. They are compact, highly effective, keep your indoor coil cleaned, and can be ran off low voltage. Basically these products produce both positive and negative IONs that either kill the bad stuff of mat it down enough to be caught by your filter. They have a pricier install costs but don’t have to be maintained for up to 12 years!! (depending on the brand you choose) We recommend and have installed in our own house the IWave-R. You can find more info here: iWave Air