Our Indoor Air Quality Services & Products Provide Clean Comfort for Your Birmingham Home
In many ways, the air inside your Birmingham area home can be more polluted than the air outside. For one thing, your home may not have adequate ventilation — especially in winter — which can cause the airborne contaminants that are inside to build up to a higher-than-normal concentration. Often this is not the case outside, even when contaminants are present, due to greater air movement and much more frequent air exchange. Each time you cook, light your fireplace or use household products containing chemicals, these substances can make your indoor air quality worse. At Skelton’s Heating, Cooling and Refrigeration, we offer a complete lineup of high-quality IAQ products and services to help you breathe cleaner, fresher indoor air.
Improving IAQ through Filtration, Ventilation or Humidification
Air cleaners and air filters that use advanced filtration to remove contaminants from the air can make a real difference in cutting down on the amount of particulates that are present in your home. Allergens like dust, dust mites, smoke, pollen, animal dander, and even bacteria can be captured by a high-quality air filter or cleaner.
Ventilators also help improve indoor air quality by moving stale air out of your home while drawing fresh air in. Before being released inside your home, the air is also conditioned for maximum comfort, depending on the season.
In summer, the air is dehumidified and cooled before entering your home, and in winter the air is warmed and allowed to retain its moisture for maximum breathability and comfort.
Humidifiers increase comfort and improve IAQ by adding moisture to the air, which often becomes uncomfortably dry during heating season. Keeping adequate moisture in the air during flu season can help make breathing passages less hospitable to illness-causing organisms.
Whole-House Air Purification Solutions
Today’s IAQ technology makes whole-house air-purification possible by letting you add a specialized, high-intensity UV lamp or a specially designed ionized oxidizer unit to your HVAC system’s ductwork. Depending on the technology, the unit either uses sterilization or oxidation to kill or deactivate microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses, as they are carried through the ductwork and pass within range of the unit.
You’ll find links to more information about these technologies on our products page. Our IAQ experts can help you determine which of these two whole-home air purification technologies would be more suitable for your needs.