New Lenox Indoor Air Quality Services
Improve Your Home’s Comfort with a Simple HVAC Addition
At RCM Heating & Cooling, we’re not just about heating and cooling. We offer our customers a variety of indoor air quality products to regulate and improve the temperature, humidity, and quality of the air in their homes. If you suffer from problems like dry, itchy skin in the winter; mold in the summer; or have family members with allergies or asthma, investing in indoor air quality products may be the solution you’re looking for.
Our New Lenox indoor air quality specialists are happy to assist you by recommending and installing a variety of products, such as:
- Air cleaners
- Air purifiers
- UV lamps
- Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV)
- Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV)
Due to our 15 years of experience, we are capable of creating custom solutions for your indoor air quality and comfort concerns.
Did you know that the air in your home may contain more allergens and pollutants than the air outdoors? Because your doors and windows stay closed much of the time, pollutants such as dust, pollen, pet dander, mold, skin flakes, chemical fumes, cigarette smoke, bacteria, and viruses get trapped in your home and have no way to escape. These contaminants are constantly re-circulated throughout your home by your heating and cooling fans. While air filters can help, they are usually not enough to keep the air in your house as clean as it should be. At RCM Heating & Cooling, we offer electronic air cleaners and Aprilaire air cleaners to reduce the pollutants in your home.
How an Air Cleaner Helps Your Home
Our New Lenox indoor air quality specialists install an air cleaner to remove pollutants in the air just before it enters the house. Our most common air cleaning product works in conjunction with the MERV 10 Media Air Filter. This particular filter has 70% efficiency and is recommended by the American Lung Association to ensure you’re breathing clean, safe air in the home.
We recommend this high-performance media air filter/air cleaner combination because it will:
- Filter the air for your entire home, making it clean and safe
- Keep the furnace and air conditioning evaporator coil clean which will ensure your systems run smoothly
- Increase airflow and require fewer replacements than other cleaners on the market
The electronic air cleaners we install can be close to 97% efficient.
Maintaining a comfortable level of humidity within your property not only benefits it, but it can also help to keep your family healthy. RCM Heating & Cooling offers whole-home humidifier systems to help you control the humidity level and restore your property’s comfort.
How a Humidifier Helps Your Home
Using a humidifier to control the amount of airborne moisture in the home can improve the quality of the air and make your home more comfortable. Low humidity, especially noticeable in the winter, can cause itchy skin, dry nasal passages, and more. An air humidifier can guard against allergies, asthma, and respiratory problems. As far as your home’s health, air humidifiers increase your home’s humidity when necessary, which can help protect against cracked woodwork, plaster, and drywall.
At RCM Heating & Cooling, we recommend and offer Aprilaire humidifiers, but are more than capable of servicing any other brands.
Health & House Benefits of Air Humidifiers
Added humidity levels are just one benefit that air humidifiers provide to a dry house environment. These products also lower your chances of becoming ill in the winter, reduce your risk of having respiratory issues, and prevent dry skin. You’ll likely cough less if you have a home humidifier during a cold winter (and all of us in the New Lenox are all too familiar with cold winters).
Additionally, without a home humidifier, furniture and wood can get damaged. Air humidifiers also lessen static electricity formation and prevent your windows from fogging up due to condensation.
ERV and HRV Ventilators
Your home is an enclosed space. Indoor air doesn’t circulate as well or as often as the air outdoors. Without proper ventilation, your indoor air can become stale and contaminants can breed and spread. Using ventilators, many harmful pollutants in your home’s air can be eliminated by sending them outdoors and bringing in fresh, clean air. Our New Lenox indoor air specialists offer a wide range of Carrier ventilators and ventilation systems to help you breathe easier.
How Ventilators Work
Ventilators exchange the air in the home through the use of a filter and an air-to-air heat exchanger. These ventilation systems are sometimes referred to as Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) or Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV). Ventilators help to balance the pressure in a home, which often changes depending on outdoor pressure and whether the doors and windows are open or closed. They exchange and filter inside air with outside air to maintain optimum levels of freshness within your home or business.
At RCM Heating & Cooling, our New Lenox indoor air quality specialists have been on a mission to provide the best service for your customers since day one. We’re committed to continuing that mission.
Get the clean, fresh air you deserve and call (815) 458-5425 for service.