04 May How Heat Pumps Can Boost Home Air Quality
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is commonly ten times more polluted than outdoor air. Unfortunately, home air quality is commonly linked to ailments from asthma and allergies to poor mood and low productivity. Installing heat pumps with Sundog Solar is a great way to boost indoor air quality in homes in Maine.
Heat Pumps Filter Pollutants
Mini-split heat pumps are soaring in popularity because they provide an energy-efficient heating and cooling solution. Unlike wood stoves and baseboard heating systems, heat pumps filter air before it enters the home. 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 air filters have a long lifespan and are also easy to clean. This makes it easy for your heat pump filtration system to run at peak performance.
Heating and cooling ductwork can have lots of contaminants, such as rodent droppings, debris, and dust mites. When the HVAC system is in use, these contaminants get distributed around the house. Unlike central air conditioning and forced-air systems, heat pumps do not have ductwork. Because the heat pumps we install are ductless systems, there is no ductwork for cleaner indoor air.
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.
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 growth, a major culprit for poor indoor air pollution. Heat pumps provide both cooling and humidity control in the summer, maintaining ideal indoor humidity levels.
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.