Indoor air quality is about more than just heating and cooling.
At Carey Plumbing & Heating, we understand that the quality of your indoor environment has a lot to do with humidity and allergens. Because we are an Apriliare Partner, our techs are knowledgeable about some of the best products on the market to ensure you home’s indoor air quality is the best that it can be. All it takes is one call. We would be happy to assist you in finding the products that fit your needs.
Indoor Air Pollution is Harming Your Health
The air inside your home could be more harmful to your family than the air outside. In fact, indoor air pollution was recently named by the EPA as one of the top five risks to public health. That’s because it’s filled with:
These can cause health issues, such as:
“Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. In addition, it can cause headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue. People who already have respiratory diseases are at greater risk.”
– American Lung Association
Whole Home Purifier
An Aprilaire Whole-Home Air Purifier Can Help
Aprilaire Whole-Home Air Purifiers are installed as part of your home’s central heating and cooling system, away from living areas. The air in your home runs through our state-of-the-art filter media, delivering clean air throughout your entire home, silently and efficiently.
Maintenance of our air purifiers is easy and infrequent, requiring attention just once a year. Compare that to portable air purifiers that only clean air in a single room and require cleaning every 1-3 months.
Clean Air When You Want It
Aprilaire Air Purifiers -Indoor Air Quality on Your Terms
Unlike air purifiers that only work when your heating and cooling system is running, Event-Based™ Air Cleaning from Aprilaire lets you call the shots. You control when and how the air purifier works based on day-to-day events, conditions and activities, such as:
- Allergy season
- Spring cleaning
- Any time there’s extra dust in the air
And it all works with a touch of a button.
To see how Event-Based Air Cleaning works — or to learn more about the effects of indoor air on your health and home — watch our Total Comfort Air Purity video.
Dry Air Can Damage Your Family’s Health and Home
Physicians and other experts often recommend humidity control to prevent the damaging effects of dry air caused by low relative humidity.
- Low humidity can increase your likelihood of getting colds, flu and other upper respiratory ailments. Viruses that cause colds and flu thrive in low humidity. And, according to The American Society of Otolaryngology, dry air can make people more susceptible to infection. In addition, dry air can aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms.
- Low humidity can cause home damage. It causes walls, woodwork, and your beautiful hardwood floors to crack. Electronics can fall victim to static electric charges, requiring expensive repair or replacement.
- Low humidity can cause higher energy costs. Dry air can make you feel too cold at normal temperatures leading you to turn up the thermostat. This leads to higher energy bills.
There is help!
An Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifier Can Help
An Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifier is designed to deliver the perfect amount of moisture to your home, minimizing the ill effects of dry air and making you more comfortable at lower thermostat settings.
In turn, this will save you money. According to the EPA, every degree you lower your thermostat can result in 4% savings on your heating bill.
Why Choose an Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifier?
Installed directly to your home’s central heating and cooling system, an Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifier provides whole-home comfort—unlike portable units that only address certain rooms.
Too much humidity can be as much of a problem as too little humidity. Unlike portable units, an Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifier continually monitors relative humidity levels and then delivers the perfect amount of moisture to the air throughout your entire home.
Aprilaire offers both evaporative and steam humidifiers that introduce humidity into your home’s air in the form of water vapor, which prevents minerals from entering the air in your home and potentially into your lungs.
Maintenance of our humidifiers is easy and infrequent, requiring attention just once or twice a year. Compare that to portable humidifiers that require you to monitor levels in messy tanks.
Too much humidity can cause issues
High Humidity Can Cause Health Problems
Left unchecked, excess moisture can cause:
- Mold and mildew to grow
- Dust mites to thrive
These contaminants can trigger asthma, allergies and other ailments.
“As many as 10 percent of the general population and 90 percent of people with allergic asthma are sensitive to dust mites. Recent studies in the United States suggest that at least 45 percent of young people with asthma are allergic to dust mites.”
-American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Dehumidification Can Help
An Aprilaire Whole-Home Dehumidifier Can Help
Daily activities, such as cooking, cleaning and showering can add as much as 25 pounds of moisture to your home — every day.
Your air conditioner is designed to control temperature, not humidity. You need humidity control to maintain comfortable, healthy conditions in your home.
The Aprilaire Whole-Home Dehumidifier is installed as part of your home’s heating and cooling system. It works in conjunction with your air conditioner, or independently as needed, to remove the ideal amount of moisture to solve the above problems. But not so much that your home becomes too dry.
This is done throughout your entire home, using a single, out-of-the-way source—unlike portables.
Other advantages of Aprilaire Dehumidifiers include:
- Automatic humidity sensing: allows for better whole-home monitoring and control of humidity
- Convenient, quiet operation: away from your living space
- Low maintenance: simple annual filter cleaning
- Fresh air ventilation: automatically removes or dilutes polluted air
We can get what you need.
Find the Right Dehumidifiers For You
All homes need humidity control. And some southern climates need it year round. Aprilaire offers Whole-Home Dehumidifiers that meet your family’s needs and are suitable for your home. Carey Plumbing & Heating is the central Michigan area’s Aprilaire Dealer and service experts. We invite you to call for more information. Call us at 989-687-2044.
Achieve Total Comfort and Energy Savings with Aprilaire Thermostats
To create an optimal indoor environment, you need to consider all aspects of indoor air quality (IAQ)—not just temperature, but:
It’s the balance of all of these that create total home comfort. Aprilaire thermostats and controllers allow you to manage these conditions with the touch of a button.
With Aprilaire thermostats, total comfort and energy savings aren’t mutually exclusive. Aprilaire Programmable Thermostats allow you to program your thermostat around your schedule and preferences.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a programmable thermostat can save you up to 30% on your energy costs.
Get The Advantage
The Aprilaire Advantage
All Aprilaire thermostats are constructed with the latest technology and operate electronically (digitally). Unlike mechanical thermostats, Aprilaire thermostats are mercury-free and provide you pinpoint accuracy and control of single-stage or multi-stage forced air, heat pump or hydronic HVAC systems.
We offer a line of thermostats and controllers that provide a range of total comfort solutions:
- Comprehensive: Control all aspects of your IAQ—temperature, humidity, fresh air and air purity—with the programmable touchscreen interface on our highly intuitive Home Comfort Control.
- Specific: Address select air quality issues with multiple Aprilaire thermostats that offer convenient functionality and features at a more modest price point.
- Basic: Perform basic functions using a quality, digital touchscreen on our programmable and non-programmable single-function models.
- Specialty: Gain total control over temperature, lighting, audio, video, security systems and more with our thermostats for special applications and installations.
Find the Right Aprilaire Thermostat for You
Our line of Aprilaire thermostats and controllers include:
Each one of our thermostats is designed to help homeowners achieve the right level of comfort for their unique needs. Give us a call, we will be happy to help you determine which great Aprilaire Thermostat would work best for you. Contact Us.