The indoor air quality (IAQ) found within your Columbus home or business is important to your health and comfort. Taking proper steps to address any these issues found within your home will help protect your family from allergens, bacteria, pollutants, and even viruses.
Our IAQ systems can help with allergies, dust, dry skin, sinus pain, airborne bacteria, static electricity, pet dander and more! We also can repair, service, and install Humidifiers, UV lights, Air cleaners, thermostats and air scrubbers.
What is Indoor Air Quality?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, IAQ refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns. The American Lung Association shows what makes indoor air unhealthy and how Indoor Air Pollutants can hurt your body.
Common Indoor Air Quality Solutions
We carry a full line of IAQ Products from some of the most trusted names in air quality such as Honeywell, Aprilaire & Reme Halo. There are several systems and products we use to help improve indoor air quality, and these include:
- UV Lights
- Air Cleaners
- Air Filtration Systems
- Electronic Filters
- Air Purifiers
- Thermostats & Comfort zoning
Better Indoor Air Quality in Columbus with an iWave Air Purifier
Reduce viruses with the iWave-R Air Purifier. The iWave family of products have been proven through independent lab testing to significantly reduce a wide variety of pathogens including the coronavirus in living areas and on hard non-porous surfaces.* The iWave is the first air cleaning device to have formal confirmation of this effectiveness.
The iWave Air Purifier has the ability to inactivate up to 99.4% of exposed COVID-19 virus in 30 minutes.
This is the world’s first self-cleaning, no maintenance needlepoint bi-polar ionization generator designed specifically for treating air inside HVAC systems. While this air purifier is suitable for residential applications, it’s designed for light commercial systems. It can be duct-mounted inside or outside to ensure the indoor air quality at your business becomes much cleaner.
iWave-R Residential Details
iWave-R treats the air in any brand of residential duct air conditioning systems up to 6 tons (2400 CFM) in size with no maintenance and no replacement parts. Designed for universal mounting, the iWave-R typically installs inside or outside of duct, or it attaches magnetically near the indoor fan in the air handler. iWave-R always works at peak performance, producing over 160 million ions/cc, more than any other ionizer product on the market. Its patent-pending self-cleaning design includes a programmable cleaning cycle that can clean the emitter brushes every 1, 3, 5 or 10 days. The iWave-R is factory set to clean every third day, which is adequate for a typical installation. iWave-R does not create “black walls” as negative-only ionizer products will do.
- Proven technology
- Actively purify the entire indoors
- Kill mold, bacteria and viruses
- Reduce allergens, odors, smoke and particles
- Maintenance free (iWave-R, iWave-C)
- No replacement parts – total cost of ownership is less than other options
- Self-cleaning design (iWave-R, iWave-C)
- Can be wired so you know it is always working (iWave-R, iWave-C, iWave-M)
- Installs in any air conditioning or heating system
- UL and cUL approved
- Three-year warranty**
Covid-19 Test Results
The iWave-C is designed specifically for commercial applications and these units are installed by the Custom Air commercial HVAC division. This air purifier is self-cleaning and uses bi-polar ionization to ensure you gain better indoor air quality in any commercial building.
Why Custom Air?
Custom Air has the expertise to determine if there is a problem, and the experience to know how to correct it. We treat your home or business like it was ours. That’s why we stress quality of service, speed of arrival and affordability. We can work on any brand of HVAC system, and we come to your home fully stocked with the equipment required to finish the job.
Additional Indoor Air Quality Information
Q: Do Residential environments always have the best indoor air quality?
According to the EPA, indoor pollution in residential buildings is caused by particles and gasses released into the air from many different sources. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) found in paint, home cleaning products, and wood finishes mix with the carbon emissions from your HVAC system to cause poor indoor air quality.
Other common sources of indoor air pollution include:
- Tobacco products
- Fuel-burning combustion appliances
- Excess moisture
- Newly installed carpet, flooring, or upholstery
Even outdoor sources, such as pesticides or radon may cause poor indoor air quality in Columbus.
Q: Does Indoor air quality have anything to do with allergies, asthma, or respiratory conditions?
Yes. Indoor air quality in Columbus has a direct impact on allergies, asthma, and respiratory conditions. Allergens found in your bedroom can impact the way you sleep by causing your asthma to become worse, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Q: How can you improve indoor air quality?
There are three main ways to improve indoor air quality in your Columbus home or business, according to the EPA.
- Eliminate the Source – If possible, the first step you want to take is eliminating the source of pollution or reducing emissions.
- Improve Home Ventilation – The second step to help improve indoor air quality is to improve ventilation. This includes increasing the amount of outdoor air you let inside by opening windows or installing an attic fan.
- Install an Air Cleaner – One of the best ways to make your indoor air quality better is with an air cleaner. The right air cleaner will help to reduce the pollutants in the area by removing particles, gasses, and other harmful pollutants.
Q. Can air purifiers eliminate or reduce coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Yes. If you choose the right air purifier, you can reduce coronavirus within your home, if it’s present. The iWave family of products has been tested by an independent lab to help reduce many pathogens including coronavirus.
Q. Will a good air cleaner help reduce asthma attacks?
Yes. With the right air cleaner, you have the opportunity to improve poor indoor air quality, which could be triggering asthma attacks. If someone in your family has asthma, the right indoor air quality solution will help to eliminate pet dander, mildew, mold, dust mites, and chemical irritants, which can all trigger an attack.Custom Air offers a broad range of energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; dehumidifying and indoor air quality products; service and parts support; advanced building controls and financing solutions.
*CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION: The iWave family of products have been proven through independent lab testing to significantly reduce a wide variety of pathogens and viruses similar to coronavirus in the breathing zone and on hard non-porous surfaces. It is important to note that we make no medical claims.
**Nu-Calgon offers a three-year limited warranty on iWave products when installation by Custom Air, a licensed HVAC contractor. Inquire about full warranty complete details.