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3 Useful Indoor Air Quality Technologies

Poor indoor air quality in your Pine Bluff, Arkansas, home can lead to bad smells, excessive dust and health problems. It can also reduce your HVAC system’s airflow. As a result, it can force it to work harder, raise utility bills, and increase wear and frequency of breakdowns. You can keep your house’s indoor air quality high with an air purifier, an energy recovery ventilator or a humidifier.

Indoor Air Purifiers

Most indoor air purifiers or cleaners use filters similar to the ones in heaters and air conditioners to capture pollutants. Some models, such as the Trane CleanEffects Air Cleaner, can catch dust, bacteria, smoke particles, pollen and other tiny allergens. An HVAC professional can install a whole-home air cleaner in your system’s ductwork. Models with higher MERV ratings, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values, are more effective.

Energy Recovery Ventilators

An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) removes stale air and replaces it with clean, filtered air. It also conserves energy by working as a heat pump. It uses a heat exchanger to transfer heat from outgoing stale air to fresh air in winter. In summer, the process works in reverse. That way, you can remove any pollutants that air purifiers can’t capture without wasting energy. ERVs also make removing bad smells easy.


A humidifier can keep dry air from causing dry skin, chapped lips, nosebleeds, peeling paint, or cracks in wood floors or furniture. It’ll make you and your guests more comfortable, especially in fall and winter. It can also keep bacteria and viruses from spreading easily and help people recover from colds more quickly. Lastly, you can prevent static electricity from damaging your electronics.

Pine Bluff Heating & Air is a Trane Comfort Specialist with decades of HVAC and indoor air quality experience. We can help you find and install the best indoor air quality technology for your home. For excellent service from our friendly experts, contact us anytime at 870-275-4006.

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