According to the EPA, the average American spends 93% of our time indoors. Some of this time is at work or in your car but much of it is spent in our homes. Here in Minnesota this could be even higher in the winter when our homes are shut off to the outside low temperatures and brutal weather. Being stuck inside creates some air quality problems. The air in your home can hold everything from dust, dander, bacteria, viruses, mold and more. The other air quality issue people often forget about is humidity control. Winter can be pretty tough on people with dry skin and respiratory issues. The good news is your HVAC system can address all of these issues with minor modifications.
Almost all furnaces have filters to keep the motor from getting dirty and failing early. This basic 1” filter size which comes on most HVAC systems does very little to filter out small particulates. At Furnace Doctors we can modify your existing HVAC system to use a whole home air purifier. When we make this modification to your system we are effectively delivering 10x more media than a 1” filter. This extra filtration helps filter out mold, dander, dust, pollen and even some viruses. This is key for people with Asthma or other respiratory health problems. It’s not just good for your health but also your home and your electronics.
This is often used in hospitals and up until now was quite expensive for homeowners to put into their homes. We use a product from a company called Breathe Clean that uses UV light to kill bacteria, dust mites, viruses and mold. The unit installs onto your existing duct work near your furnace and uses less energy than a 75 watt bulb. The only maintenance is an annual bulb replacement. The cost has come down so much that we think just about every home needs one. Let us know of you are interested in our Breathe Clean air purification systems.
Living in Minnesota is great but our weather here can be tough on people. In the winter we all know the air gets dry and we all invest our hard earned dollars into moisturizers. When it gets really cold here all of the humidity in the air is gone. It’s not comfortable, the air feels colder and your skin dries up. At furnace doctors we can fix this humidity problem and add a whole home humidifier. Having one is like having heated seats in your car. Once you have experienced them you will never go back. Maintaining humidity in your home to normal levels can be life changing and is not expensive to add onto your furnace.
Cleaning your ducts is a great place to start. The dust, dander, mold, pollen, bugs, animals and more we find in duct work is almost scary. That’s why we have the best duct cleaning equipment in the entire Twin Cities and even have a separate business called Dust Doctors that specializes in strictly duct cleaning. We believe in duct cleaning and when combined with a great filtration system you can keep your ductwork clean for years to come. Just keep in mind ducts only get dirtier and do not self-clean.
If you want clean, comfortable air in your home you have come to the right place. We are indoor air quality experts and will gladly get your home feeling great for everyone in it.