Crown Group Ohio Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

What Is an Air Scrubber and Why Do I Need One?

Monday, October 24th, 2022
HVAC technician switching out air filter.

How often do you think about the air quality in your home? Indoor air quality has its own set of issues that often makes it more dangerous than breathing outside air. You need an in-home defense against airborne pollutants.

Fortunately, it’s possible to drastically improve your air quality with a simple addition to your home. An air scrubber in Uniontown, OH is exactly what you need. Let’s talk about the benefits of air scrubbers in your home.

Air Scrubbers Can Use UV Light to Kill Germs

UV light destroys germs. Currently, your HVAC system pulls air through a filter and traps large particles such as pet dander, dust, and debris. Some of those particles still pass through your air filter and recirculate into your home.

This isn’t an argument against air filters, but instead, a stark observation between filtration and scrubbing. Filters and scrubbers work in tandem to provide better air quality throughout your home.

Air scrubbers can use UV light to kill germs that make it through your air filter, like a second line of defense. UV light works with titanium rods embedded inside of your air scrubber to kill germs and clean the air that runs through your HVAC system. Standalone air scrubbers have their own air filtration system and will require their own filters.

Whole House Systems or Portable Air Scrubbers

You can use portable air scrubbers in any room inside of your home if you wish. They operate differently from whole house systems and come with their own unique set of drawbacks.

Whole house systems can work with your HVAC system to filter air as it’s pulled in. This helps decontaminate air at the source of where it’s distributed throughout your home.

While portable air scrubbers are convenient, they require their own filtration system separate from your HVAC unit air filter. Portable units are also fairly loud compared to whole house systems.

How to Know If You Need an Air Scrubber

You can purchase and operate inexpensive air quality monitors. These can tell you the following information about your air quality:

  • Particulate matter levels
  • Air quality index
  • Volatile organic compounds

This information gauges the overall quality of your indoor air, which can definitively determine whether or not you need an air scrubber. But that’s not the only way to tell if you need an air scrubber.

If you feel as though you constantly get sick or encounter breathing problems, those could be signs of “sick building” syndrome. Improving your air quality is the first step to creating a healthier living space for you and your family.

Clean Your Indoor Air Like Never Before

Air scrubbers improve your home air quality and reduce your chance of developing sick building syndrome. If you feel that the air quality in your home is lacking, it’s time for an upgrade. Talk to an HVAC technician today to learn the extended benefits of air scrubbers and how they could be drastically improving your quality of life.

Contact us today to install a new air scrubber in your home today and breathe cleaner air.

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The Benefits of Having Your Ducts Professionally Cleaned

Monday, April 11th, 2022
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Are you worried about your home’s indoor air quality? Have you noticed that your allergies are acting up, even when your home is meticulously dusted? Duct cleaning in Akron, OH is an effective way to enhance your home’s indoor air quality so that it’s providing a comfortable environment for your family. Here are a few of the benefits of having your ducts professionally cleaned.

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Why the Indoor Air Quality of Homes Is Often Bad

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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Poor indoor air quality is a serious problem across the country according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA estimates that the air quality inside buildings is, on average, worse than the air outdoors. Low indoor air quality is linked to numerous health complications such as dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath, and headaches. Some indoor contaminants can lead to long-term effects and serious illnesses. Unfortunately, the trouble today is worse than in previous decades, which is why many homeowners seek out the help of HVAC professionals to improve the air in their homes. 

This may sound odd to you since most people think of unhealthy air as something occurring outside. But modern homes have big trouble with maintaining healthy indoor air quality, and below we’ll talk about why. 

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality Like This!

Monday, July 26th, 2021
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Sorry to break it to you, but your home likely has poor indoor air quality. We don’t know this for 100% certain, but poor IAQ is a major problem across the country in homes and commercial buildings. Because the design of modern homes emphasizes energy efficiency, they often have such “tight” construction that they don’t allow for fresh air circulation. Airborne pollutants from inside sources—and there are many—will start to build up indoors without any way to escape.

You don’t have to just live with bad IAQ. You can help improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe with both simple steps and help from our IAQ professionals. Let’s get into what you can do for healthier indoor air.

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Big News: The Air Scrubber Can Scrub Out Coronavirus!

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

We have a major announcement for homeowners who are concerned about having the healthiest conditions possible in their house. The Air Scrubber with Aerus’s ActivePure Technology is now the only air purifier scientifically proven to eliminate 99.98% the SAR-CoV-2 novel coronavirus on surfaces. This is an air purifier that we install, and we know many of our customers will be interested in having one integrated into their HVAC systems.

In a series of tests completed by an independent FDA-compliant lab, the Air Scrubber demonstrated that it has a 99.98% surface-kill rate within seven hours on the novel coronavirus. The Air Scrubber is also a defense against many other harmful viruses and bacteria, all without using ozone or chemicals:

  • Swine Flu (H1N1)
  • Avian Bird Flu (H5N8)
  • Hepatitis A (HAV)
  • MS2 bacteriophage

ActivePure Technology is the most powerful air and surface purification system available to homes—and it’s the only one of its class recognized by the Space Foundation and Certified Space Technology.

Crown Group Ohio: Comfort Experts Since 1963. Call us today to learn more about our indoor air quality options.

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Couple Your AC with a Dehumidifier This Summer

Monday, July 13th, 2020
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Air conditioners are natural dehumidifiers, we know this. In the process of cooling the air in your home, they also remove moisture from the air through condensation. This is great because that moisture can lead to us feeling incredibly uncomfortable and hotter than we would otherwise.

However, your air conditioner, believe it or not, isn’t well-equipped to do a whole lot of dehumidifying. In fact, it can stress your air conditioner out and cause excess wear and tear that could break it down more quickly over time. That’s why we provide installations for dehumidifiers in Akron, OH. These indoor air quality powerhouses can remove large amounts of moisture from your home and leave your air conditioner to do what it does best—cool.

Let’s talk about what this combo can do. Having both an air conditioner and a dehumidifier is a great way to get comprehensive cooling without stressing out your AC.

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