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Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air pollutants are unwanted, sometimes harmful materials in the air and is among the top five environmental health risks. Usually the best way to address this risk is to control or eliminate the sources of pollutants, and to ventilate a home with clean outdoor air. In general, indoor air is four to five times more polluted than outdoor air. According to a recent EPA study, indoor air contaminants are responsible for, or aggravate half of all illnesses. It is recommended we drink two quarts of clean water each day. By comparison, we inhale nearly 15,000 quarts of air each day.
Intelligent Energy Solutions Green (IES Green) can install a whole house air exchanger, including HEPA filtration, to ventilate and filter the air in your home on a continuous basis, effectively reducing airborne pollutants and controlling humidity, thereby protecting your family's health and the structure of your house. In addition, a heat recovery device transfers the energy of the exhausted air to the incoming air without contamination, which saves money and decreases wear on your furnace.
Air Exchanger System
In the winter, fresh air is cold and your home is built to keep the cold air out. But you can keep the air inside fresh year-round and conserve energy at the same time with the use of a heat-recovery air exchanger, also called an air-to-air heat exchanger.
A home should have at least .35 air changes per hour (ACHn) meaning one full excange of air in the house every three hours. Air exchange rates of less than .35 leads to poor air quality and consequent health conditions such a headaches and allergies.