Cincinnati Indoor Air Quality Experts

The U.S. EPA has estimated that indoor levels of pollutants may be 2 to 5 times - and occasionally more than 100 times - higher than outdoor pollutant levels. Indoor air pollutants have been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health. The problems they cause can be subtle and do not always produce easily recognized or immediate impacts on health. (source U.S. E.P.A.) The average adult at rest inhales and exhales around 7 or 8 liters of air per minute. That totals to be around 11,000 liters of air (388 cubic feet) in a day.

But I have an Expensive Furnace Filter!

The primary purpose of a furnace/central air filter is to protect the HVAC equipment, not to improve indoor air quality, as many homeowners have been led to believe. Some of these expensive furnace filters even restrict air flow across the heat exchanger or evaporator, reducing the unitís efficiency, raising your energy bills and possibly causing furnace damage due to overheating or the AC unit to ice up and not cool properly.

Schmidt Heating and Cooling, Cincinnati Indoor Air Quality Specialists

Schmidt Heating and Cooling's whole home indoor air quality approach not only increases the quality of the air within your Cincinnati home, but it also makes a substantial reduction in your home's energy use, which in turn saves you money on your energy bills.

We are experts at providing air filtration products that work along with your central heating and central air conditioning system. The solutions below used by themselves are effective, but in combination, provide a maximum solution for those suffering from asthma, allergies or other breathing issues.

We offer a full line of Lennox as well as Aprilaire indoor air quality products, such as whole home air filtration systems, humidifiers and UV germicidal lights, as well as duct repair, duct replacement and duct sealing.

Portable or room type air quality products can be expensive to operate, often times requiring expensive filters or refilling often in the case of portable humidifiers.
These air quality products listed below are professionally installed to your existing forced air furnace or air conditioning system and require very little maintenance and operate silently.

UV Germicidal Lights

Germicidal lights use intense rays of ultraviolet light to control and kill contaminants like viruses, bacteria, mold and yeast. Installed inside your HVAC duct system. Lennox Healthy Climate UV Lamp attacks and kills mold and bacteria that can grow in moist heating and cooling systems, then circulate through your home. Silent operation enhances your family's comfort and health. improves the air in your entire home. Call us today to have one installed in your central air system.

Lennox Healthy Climate UV Lamp

  • Powerful ultraviolet energy helps eliminate biological contaminants like mold and bacteria.
  • Improves air quality and protects equipment by sterilizing surfaces.
  • Dual-lamp or single-lamp option.
  • Available in 2,000 microwatts (UV-2000) or 1,496 microwatts (UV-1000).
  • UL listed.
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components.

Air Purifiers and Filters

Today's homes are better insulated than ever. While this is great for energy savings, it also means that millions of airborne particles are trapped indoors where they continue to circulate throughout your home, and the air your family breathes. The Lennox PureAir system whole home Air purifiers and filter systems, work with your heating and cooling system to provide a thorough, whole house solution to remove these particles and dramatically improve the quality of your indoor air. Besides providing excellent filtration unmatched by any manufacturer, these home air quality products can also help prolong the life of your heating and cooling system by keeping it free from dirt and dust buildup. Call Us Today for more information and we will help you select the right air quality product for your home and family.

Your best defense against poor indoor air quality, The PureAir system uses exclusive UVA-light technology to attack all three classes of indoor air contaminants-particles, mold/mildew/bacteria and odors/chemical vapors. It not only reduces, but also destroys ozone, a known lung irritant.

PureAir system

  • Only single indoor air quality system to attack all three classes of indoor air contaminants:
  • Small, breathable particles such as dust, dirt, pollen and allergens.
  • Airborne mold spores, bacteria and viruses.
  • Odors and chemical vapors.
  • Hospital inpatient care/general surgery level filtration Whole-home purification works with your existing heating and cooling system.
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components.

Whole House Humidifiers

By adding humidity to heated, dry air, the air feels warmer, helps reduce dry skin and static shock plus you can lower the thermostat and still be comfortable, while saving money. The Aprilaire Humidifier attaches to your furnace or air handler and adds moisture to air moving through the duct system.

Too much humidity can be as much of a problem as too little humidity. Unlike portable units, a whole-home humidifier continually monitors relative humidity levels and then delivers the correct amount of moisture to the air throughout your entire home.

Aprilaire offers both evaporative and steam humidifiers that add 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. Call Schmidt Heating and Cooling to find out which Aprilaire humidifier model with best suite your needs.

Ventilation

New homes and some older homes can be tightly built to save energy, but this can often times have a negative impact on homes without proper ventilation. An airtight home, provides no way to refresh the indoor environment. An ideal solution for tightly sealed homes is a Healthy Climate Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV). The HRV system exchanges stale air from inside with fresher outdoor air. To ensure absolute comfort, the system captures heat from contaminated air before it is moved outdoors.

Healthy Climate Heat Recovery Ventilator

  • Provides cleaner, fresher indoor air.
  • Designed to provide comfort in colder climates.
  • Transfers heat from indoor air before it is discharged.
  • Will not restrict airflow for proper filtration.
  • Ideal for new homes which are tightly sealed or remodeled homes with energy efficiency upgrades.
  • All units include a Healthy Climate wall control.
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components.

Talk to one of our Cincinnati indoor air quality specialists today at 513-531-6900