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.
Indoor Air Quality Frequently Asked Questions
Additional helpful Indoor Air Quality Information
- Indoor air quality, or IAQ, is a relatively new topic. The quality of the air you breathe air mainly has to do with the amount of pollutants inside, but it’s also determined by humidity and ventilation levels.
- The EPA has found that concentrations of pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors than outdoors.
- The American Lung Association estimates that most people spend 90% of their time indoors, so clean indoor air is very important.
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency has found that concentrations of pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors than outdoors, so air quality isn’t just an outside problem.
Items inside that release gas are the major cause of indoor air problems. The list includes carpeting, upholstered furniture, paints and solvents, gas appliances, cleaning products, air fresheners, dry-cleaned clothing and pesticides. If you have an attached garage, fumes from the gasoline, oil and antifreeze can make it into your home’s air. Harsh chemicals can also come from cigarette smoke and wood stoves.
As far as allergens in your home, it’s not just your pet. Pollen particles can blow into your home through open windows, and people and pets can track them inside. Frequently damp areas also can quickly lead to mold and mildew buildup.
Additionally, Textile fibers from clothing, curtains and other fabrics produce and collect dust. Our Indoor Air Quality (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.
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.
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.