The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the air inside your home is five times more polluted than the outside air and they’ve ranked indoor air pollution as a high priority public health risk. Part of the reason that indoor air quality has declined is that our homes are sealed tight for energy savings, but this limits the amount of outdoor air that can infiltrate your home.
As a result, your home is filled with pollutants including dust, pollen, mold, mildew, smoke, pet dander, and tobacco not to mention fumes from carpet, furniture, aerosols, paint, glue, household cleaners, etc. But we can help. A Hartley’s Climate Control professional can test, assess and fix your indoor air quality problems. We have a host of tools at our disposal to fix the problem so that you can enjoy your home safely and comfortably including:
Most standard filters only catch 8-10% of the dust and irritants in your home. Hartley’s Climate Control offers a variety of products, including the 99.98% efficient Accuclean air purifier by American Standard. We also offer Perfect Fit Media 5″ pleated filters, commercial 2″ filters and high efficiency 1″ pleated filters. Our technicians can perform indoor air quality testing to assess your particular needs.
The air in your home can get extremely dry in the winter. Your furnace sucks all of the moisture from the air and no fresh air gets in. A lack of humidity can cause plenty of problems including:
Because humidifiers add moisture to the air in winter, it also helps to create a warmer feeling. And when you feel warmer, sometimes you can even set your thermostat down a degree or two, which will save you money on your utility bills!
If you notice any of these problems, we can install an Aprilaire or American Standard whole-house humidifier that will deliver the exact amount of humidity to your home that you set it for. Most homes require 30% – 50% humidity.
Thermostats come in many shapes, sizes, styles, and functions. The thermostat is the most important part of your home comfort because it controls your heating and cooling. They can also control other aspects of your comfort system – humidification, dehumidification, and air purification, and ventilation.
These types of thermostats are considered your basic, non-programmable thermostat. They typically will display the temperature in your house, and then give you selections for Heat, Cool, and Off. You can also normally put your fan to On at all times or AUTO, which will turn your fan on when the thermostat calls for heating or air conditioning.
If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, we highly recommend one. A programmable thermostat lets you set your thermostat to automatically raise or lower the temperature at specific times of the day. You can save a lot of money by dropping the temperature at night and when no one is home.
We offer programmable thermostats, including units with a large number display that is simple and easy to use. We carry a full line of comfort controls that can tell you the outdoor temperature and communicate with the rest of your system to ensure premium running condition.
While most thermostats are wired from your furnace to wherever the thermostat is in your home, there are also wireless thermostats available on the market. These are convenient because you can access your thermostat through your smart phone or computer and control the temperature away from home. The Nexia™ Home Intelligence system from American Standard gives you all of this functionality and more.