Indoor Air Quality Services in Kansas City
In an effort to improve energy efficiency, today’s homes have a tighter building envelope than ever before. Unfortunately, by preventing air leakage, you also prevent the exchange of fresh air between the indoors and outdoors—resulting in poor indoor air quality.
According to the EPA, the air inside your home or business may be more polluted than you think, negatively impacting those who suffer from asthma or allergies. The experienced professionals at Total Comfort have a wide range of air quality solutions designed to keep the air inside your home clean and fresh, for greater comfort and better health.
Call now to learn more about our indoor air quality services in Kansas City, or contact us online to schedule an appointment today!
Whole-House Humidifiers for Kansas City Homes
If the relative humidity in your home falls below 30 percent, you may experience a number of health concerns including dry, itchy skin, eyes, nose, and throat—and damage to wood furnishings and flooring. A whole-house humidifier maintains the ideal level of moisture throughout your home for maximum health and comfort.
Dehumidifier Installation & Repair
Conversely, high levels of indoor humidity can cause mold growth, discomfort, and unwanted pests. A whole-house dehumidifier works in conjunction with your HVAC system to remove excess moisture from the air to protect your family’s health and discourage the growth of mold, mildew, dust mites, and bacteria.
Kansas City Air Filtration Systems
As the air from your return vents is drawn towards your heating or cooling system, an air filter traps allergens and particulate and prevents them from recirculating. How efficiently or effectively this process occurs depends on the type of filtration system you choose. Traditional options are readily available from your local home improvement store and are relatively inexpensive, but each comes with its own set of problems and are not recommended for use by Total Comfort:
- Paper filters are the most popular yet least efficient option, with a range of between three and fifteen percent efficiency.
- Washable filters are reusable but inefficient, rated between three and twenty percent efficiency.
- Electrostatic air filters have a higher efficiency rating of between 50 and 80 percent, are reusable and easy to install, but may restrict airflow in high-efficiency HVAC equipment which can lead to premature system failure.
For maximum efficiency and filtration, we recommend the following air filtration solutions:
With an efficiency rating between 50 and 80 percent, media filters are comparable to electrostatic air filters. At four to five inches thick, however, they provide a much larger surface area for superior filtration and enhanced air quality. These filters require professional installation and replacement once or more per year.
Electronic Air Cleaner
An electronic air cleaner uses a physical filter, ionization, and ozone generation to trap pollutants and particulates. Trane CleanEffects removes 99.98 percent of airborne allergens for exceptionally clean indoor air.
Ultraviolet air purifiers utilize UV technology to effectively destroy airborne contaminants such as mold, bacteria, viruses, and more. The system is installed in your existing ductwork and cleans the air as it passes through before it reaches your living space.
In a building with a tight envelope humidity, pollutants, and stale air remain trapped. An air exchanger continuously refreshes the air in your home by expelling stale air and drawing in fresh air from the outdoors for improved indoor air quality and humidity control.
Schedule Indoor Air Quality Services in Kansas City
Since 1956, homeowners in Kansas City have trusted Total Comfort for their indoor air quality solutions. Don’t let your home trigger your allergies or dry out your skin! Our home comfort specialists will work with you to understand your family’s needs to provide the best indoor air quality solution for you. You can breathe easy knowing you’re being taken care of by our award-winning service technicians.
Contact us online today to schedule an appointment.