Home Energy Evaluation

Home Energy Evaluation

Indoor Air Quality

It is wise to be aware of your indoor air. Yet many homeowners live with a substandard air quality in their homes on a daily basis.

Did you know that your indoor air can be, on average, two to five times — and in some cases up to 100 times — worse than outdoor air?

That seems outrageous but it is true. The biggest culprit typically is a poorly maintained heating and cooling system. When HVAC systems are not cared for properly, they provide a perfect breeding ground for mold, bacteria, and fungi. All of these harmful growths can affect your family’s health on a daily basis by ruining your indoor air quality.

Pass One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® can remedy that situation by cleaning your air and allowing your family members to breathe fresh, pure air that no longer contains contaminants that could impact their health.

Improve Your Air

Whether you need an air cleaner, a humidifier, a dehumidifier, or ultraviolet (UV) lights, our NATE-certified technicians can help you improve your indoor air quality.

A home energy evaluation is a great starting point because it reveals areas where your home is not functioning efficiently. We can easily correct those areas and provide relief for your family with duct sealing, duct cleaning, or other air care services.

Cleaner indoor air may provide immediate relief from:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Hay Fever
  • Headaches
  • Dry or Itchy Eyes
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Respiratory Ailments
  • Emphysema

Pass One Hour’s skilled technicians have researched and implemented indoor air quality solutions for four decades. Our top priority is keeping the indoor air you and your family breathe as clean as it can possibly be.

How Do UV Lights Clean the Air?

UV lights placed in your ventilation system use UV-C rays to eliminate contaminants from the air in your home. It’s like a bug zapper for dust, fungi, and allergens.

Air Cleaners

An air cleaner professionally installed by Pass One Hour removes contaminants and particulates from your indoor air that can harm you and your family. This improved filtration system is installed in your central heating and cooling system to ensure that the air in your home is free of harmful substances that can cause sickness.

Air cleaner filtration systems come in three general types:

  • Passive Media Filters – These filters remove dust particles, contaminants, and dirt as small as .3 microns in size. The filters of these air cleaners must be replaced at least once every year.
  • Electrostatic Precipitators – Also known as electronic air cleaners, these precipitators keep the air clean by using an electronic field to charge dust and dirt in your ventilation system. The particles of debris are then attracted by a metal collector cell with an opposite charge, much like a magnet. This system does not need filter changing but the metal collector plate has to be washed every three months for the air cleaner to remain effective.
  • HEPA-type Filtration – Considered the most effective of all air cleaners, HEPA filters can remove contaminants down to .1 micron in size. They can even stop viruses and smoke from contaminating your indoor air.

Humidification & Dehumidification

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When you experience high levels of humidity in your home, you need a dehumidifier. Pass One Hour can reduce the humidity in your home with a selection of dehumidification systems that are integrated into your duct system or installed as a stand-alone unit with its own ductwork. The humidistat that detects moisture in the air will trigger the dehumidifier to remove the moist air from your home, leaving you with a comfortable home that is no longer a breeding ground for molds, mildew, and other contaminants.

Benefits of Adding a Dehumidifier

  • Reduced presence of dust mites living in or near your mattress, pillows, sofa, and upholstered furniture
  • Eliminate condensation that damages wood furniture and other wooden parts of your home
  • Reduce the potential for mold, mildew, and bacteria to grow in your home
  • Stop the peeling of wallpaper because of the damp, warm air

When your interior air is too dry, a humidifier is a nice addition to your HVAC system. While a heater keeps you warm during the winter, it can dry out your home. Humidifiers introduce moisture into the air of your home, making it feel less dry and making you feel comfortably warm with a lower thermostat setting. That will lower your utility bills while boosting your indoor comfort.

Benefits of Adding a Humidifier

  • Protect furniture, wooden floors, artwork, and other items from the adverse effects of dry air
  • Prevent dry and itchy skin, scalp, and throat
  • Reduce energy consumption because you will feel warmer with humid heat than dry heat, allowing you to lower the thermostat
  • Reduce static shock that accompanies dry air

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Pass One Hour & Air Cleaner Installation

With our specialization in HVAC, ductwork, heating, and air-conditioning, it is only natural that we offer solutions for keeping the air in your home clean. To improve your indoor air quality, our air cleaners provide your home with an extra blanket of protection from pollution, contaminants, and disease-causing allergens and irritants.

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