Indoor Air Quality

At Brown’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we take YOUR indoor air quality seriously. We offer the best solutions and products; keeping you safe and healthy while protecting your biggest investment—your home!

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CDC pie chart for indoor air quality

Indoor Air Quality

Your home’s heating and cooling system probably came with a one inch fiberglass filter. These filters barely do anything to protect your from indoor air pollutants. They’re designed to capture larger particulates (the little “floaties” you see in a beam of light coming through your window). When you combine these poor filters with a lack of humidity control, you have a very serious indoor air quality (IAQ) situation. That becomes critical for those suffering from asthma, allergies,  and other respiratory issues.

The EPA states, “Since most people spend about 90% of their time indoors, mostly in their homes, much of their exposures to airborne pollutants will happen in the home.”

The Center For Disease Control & Protection (CDC) states there are 3 categories of indoor air polluntants:

According to the Asthma and Allergies Foundation of America (AAFA) we leave in one of the Top 20 Worst Areas For Asthma. Who in your family suffers from asthma, allergies, or another respiratory problem? Would you invest in a solution if you knew it worked and was affordable? How much is their relief worth? We spend so much money now on medication to treat the symptoms and try to lesson the suffering. What if those could be diminished or alleviated all together?

There are IAQ options for you and your family to choose. 

See How You Can Save On Our IAQ Packages! 


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Air Filtration and Purification

Most people do not thoroughly understand filtration. If you ask the typical homeowner, they would say, “It’s to clean the air you breath.” That’s only one advantage of a good filter. But what qualifies as a “good” filter? Below we discuss the benefits of a good filtering system.

It protects your system. Dust and other particulates collect on the surface of your blower fins which can reduce its efficiency by 20%. These same particulates collect on the surface of your indoor coil making it less efficient in transferring heat. This wastes another 15% of energy used to cool your home. It also decreases your cooling system’s ability to de-humidification–costing you even more money in utilities! We always wonder why clients will invest in a high-efficiency heating and cooling system without protecting it with a high-efficiency filtration system. You quickly reduce the efficiency you paid for. Plus, without yearly maintenance, dust collects on circuit boards and blocks motor ports that dissipate heat. According to EnergyStars, dust and dirt are the #1 causes of needed repairs! Call us today to schedule that needed maintenance tune-up and cleaning!

IAQ lungs for particulates
iaq lungs for VOCs

It protects the ones you love. The sad point is most people do not realize the things that can hurt them are the things they cannot see. The little “floaties” we mentioned earlier are visible but also large enough to be collected on the surface of most filters. It’s the unseen floaties, those smaller than 5 microns that are the culprits. Various pollen, mold spores, smoke particles and all bacteria & viruses are smaller than 5 microns and some are smaller than 0.01 microns with viruses as small as 0.004. This is why a very good filter cannot be your only line of defense. Even the best filters found in hospitals are combined with an effective eradication system. These systems are available to the public at a fraction of the cost they used to be. Think of the person in your family suffering from allergies or other respiratory illnesses. A small investment can give them relief. How much is that worth to you?

Humidity Control

Controlling Humidity In Our Humid Illinois Summers.

Too much humidity is just as bad as not enough. In the summer, we must remove humidity to decrease mold, mildew, and dust mite proliferation. When the relative humidity level exceeds 50% dust mites are able to breed. Humidity is not always easy to manage in a multi-level home or one with a basement. Over-sized cooling equipment makes the situation worse. 

DID YOU KNOW: No one is allergic to dust mites? The allergic reaction is caused by a protein found in their feces and dead body parts. Another fact: the typical bed is home to over 10 million dust mites. Ready to do something about your humidity? 

humidity control is important to our health
10 million in your bed! That should make your skin crawl!
humidity control is important to our health
Does your skin feel like this in the winter?

Controlling Humidity In Our Dry Winters

No one likes the fell of dry skin. If you’re suffering from respiratory problems, low humidity may cause havoc with the mucus membranes in your sinuses and lungs. Dry air may increase virus and bacteria growth as well as cause damage to wood floors, artwork, and antiques. Don’t wait until the damage is already done. You have choices to make and we can help you select the right humidity control product for your home or office.

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