Healthy Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality impacts your health and as front-liners in the battle to improve the quality of indoor air, Sal’s is here to help you. While many of us understand how our environment plays a critical role in our health, few think about how HVAC systems can offer them more peace of mind than ever before.
On average, the air in your home is 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside.
Most pollutants affecting indoor air quality come from sources inside buildings, although some originate outdoors.
The average American spends 90% of their time indoors according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Fresh Air Ventilation + Air Filtration + Humidity Control
A multi-pronged approach is essential to giving your home or establishment the healthiest air possible.
Getting the dirty air out of the house is critical to improving the air quality in your home which is why ventilation is the most important component. If you can only make one improvement at a time: choose ventilation.
For example: running an Aprilaire 8140 Fresh Air Ventilator 20 minutes per hour will force out all the dirty air in a home over seven times per day.
An air cleaner with a 4-inch MERV 16 filter is the most effective in capturing virus sizes. MERV 13 filters are close and can stay in your system twice as long. While the capture rate varies by brand, our dedicated professionals will help determine which filtration is best for your home or establishment and needs.
Viruses and bacteria struggle to survive and transfer in humid environments. Your chances of contracting an airborne illness are greatly reduced with proper humidification. As part of coronavirus treatment, medical professionals and the CDC recommend humidifiers to ease symptoms. Our biological defenses (mucous membranes) are the strongest when the humidity is higher.