Indoor Air Quality Professionals
Servicing Bethel Park, McMurray, Upper St Clair, PA & Surrounding Areas
As your own personal refuge, your home is the last place you should have to worry about air pollution. At Woodruff and Smith Heating and Cooling, Inc., we’re proud to offer indoor air quality products that help keep your indoor environment free of airborne contaminants.
Indoor Air Pollution
Thanks to improved building practices, today’s homes are more energy-efficient than ever before. A tight envelope makes your home more comfortable, but it can also trap pollutants indoors. Numerous studies have shown that the air inside the average home is more polluted than the air outside. Research has also linked indoor air pollution to a wide array of health problems, including respiratory conditions like asthma and allergies. Poor indoor air quality is particularly dangerous for young children and the elderly. Long-term exposure impacts the health of everyone in your household.
HVAC Air Cleaners
From allergens like pollen and pet dander to viruses and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), indoor air holds a host of airborne pollutants. Those dust mites you see floating in a sunbeam represent only a fraction of what’s actually in the air. Central air HVAC systems circulate these contaminants through your home an average of 5 to 7 times per day. Air purifiers that work in tandem with your forced-air systems offer energy-efficient solutions.
Typically installed in the ductwork, HVAC air cleaners capture pollutants as the air passes through them. Some of the best use electrically charged plates to attract and trap pollutants as small as 0.30 microns. They help rid your home of the most dangerous type of contaminants: microscopic particles that get inhaled deep into your lungs. Air purifiers also kill illness-causing biological pollutants, including viruses and bacteria.
Ventilation Systems for Your Pittsburgh Home
Bringing fresh air into your home is a useful way to decrease the levels of indoor pollution. When the weather is excessively hot or cold, however, throwing open the windows isn’t an option. Our energy recovery ventilators offer an effective alternative. They draw in fresh, pre-filtered air into your home while expelling the same amount of stale air outdoors. For improved energy efficiency, they capture heat from the outgoing air to help get the job done. Like air humidifiers, they also extract and introduce moisture to help keep humidity levels balanced in every season.
From whole-house fans to ultraviolet lamps, Woodruff and Smith Heating and Cooling offers a full range of indoor air quality products. We’re proud to provide energy-efficient solutions that make the air in your home cleaner and healthier. To learn more about the quality of air in your home, call us today for a free consultation!