Thanks to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, people are spending more time at home than ever before. Out of sheer necessity, households are now doubling as offices, gyms, and even classrooms. As a result, it is more important than ever for homeowners to prioritize indoor air quality (IAQ). To spread awareness about IAQ and the importance of proper ventilation and filtration, Carrier has recently launched the new Healthy Homes initiative.
When it comes to indoor air quality, there are a few important factors for your customers to consider. Carrier’s Healthy Homes initiative aims to provide all homeowners with the information they need to make smart choices regarding their home’s air quality. Some of the most critical elements affecting IAQ include:
Specifically, proper ventilation ensures that air flows through the home as it should, encouraging a more comfortable living space. Meanwhile, correct filtration removes dust, debris and other potentially harmful particles from the air you breathe. Proper humidification is also essential because indoor humidity levels that are too high can lead to mold and mildew growth. High indoor humidity can also make a home feel warmer than it is, causing the HVAC system to work harder to keep the space comfortable.
And of course, there is no overstating the importance of fire and carbon monoxide detection throughout the home. Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors should be strategically placed on every level, and devices should be tested regularly to ensure they are working properly.
Carrier’s Healthy Homes initiative focuses not just on spreading awareness about indoor air quality, but also on other aspects of healthy indoor living, such as:
As people spend more time at home, there has never been a better time to make sure your customers’ homes are as safe and comfortable as possible. If they are looking for ways to improve their indoor air quality, Carrier offers a wide range of solutions to make this easier. If their home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are more than seven to 10 years old, suggest that they replace them with a Kidde combination smoke and CO alarm. These devices boast a long-life lithium battery that requires no maintenance for up to 10 years.
Meanwhile, homeowners can filter bacteria and other impurities from the air they breathe with an Opticlean™ Dual-Mode Air Scrubber and Negative Air Machine, which works with a long-life HEPA filter to remove contaminants efficiently. The best part? This air scrubber simply plugs into an electrical outlet with no extra setup. For additional air purification, Carrier also offers the popular Infinity® Air Purifier, which can trap and remove up to 95% of unwanted airborne particles so they can breathe easier.
To manage indoor humidity, Carrier offers a Performance™ Series Whole-Home Dehumidifier, which works quietly to maintain a comfortable humidity level inside the home at all times.
Now that everyone is spending more time at home, it’s a great time to help your customers improve their indoor air quality. With better indoor air quality, homeowners may find that they breathe a little easier and even find relief from symptoms related to allergies or asthma. At the very least, they’ll find that their home feels a little more comfortable all year-round.
From smoke and CO alarms to air purification systems, dehumidifiers, and everything in between, CE carries the HVAC equipment homeowners need to achieve optimal indoor air quality. And with Carrier’s Healthy Homes initiative, homeowners can be better informed on how to make their homes better places to live.