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31 Jan 4 Reasons Heat Pumps Improve Indoor Air Quality

Maine heat pump contractorAlthough it may seem counterintuitive, indoor air is commonly ten times more polluted than outdoor air, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Unfortunately, contaminated air is linked to anything from asthma and allergies to poor mood and low productivity. Installing heat pumps is a great way to boost indoor air quality in homes in Maine.


Heat Pumps Filter Pollutants

Unlike wood stoves and baseboard heating systems, heat pumps filter air before it enters the living space. These filters help remove many common allergens and pollutants, such as dust mites, pet dander, and microbes. Daikin heat pump filters feature advanced filtration systems. These filters have a long lifespan and are also easy to clean. This makes it easy for your heat pump filtration system to run and peak performance.


No Ductwork

From dust to rodent droppings, heating and cooling ductwork can have lots of contaminants in it, distributing pollutants around the home. Unlike central air conditioning and forced-air systems, heat pumps do not have ductwork. Because heat pumps are ductless systems, there is no ductwork to clean for better home air quality.


No Combustion Fuels

Many heating systems rely on gas as a fuel source. If there is a leak in the heating system, gas can leak into the living area, compromising indoor air quality. Children can be particularly vulnerable to gas leaks. Unlike natural gas and propane heating systems, heat pumps do not use combustion fuels.


Humidity Control

Many homes in Maine are too humid in the summer, especially if they do not have air conditioning. Excess moisture can lead to mold and mildew, a major culprit for poor indoor air pollution. Heat pumps provide both cooling and humidity control in the summer, maintaining indoor humidity levels within an ideal range.


Do you want to learn more about a heat pump system for your home or business? Contact Sundog today for a free phone consultation at 207.548.1100.


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