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7 Invaluable Home Air Quality Accessories


Your home in the Atlanta (North Metro Area) should feel as fresh and cool as a fine spring day, even in the middle of summer. Adding the devices listed below to your existing air conditioning system can help decrease humidity, remove pathogens and contaminants, and make controlling your air quality settings easier than ever.

Performance™ Energy Recovery Ventilator

Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) allow fresh air into your home without destabilizing your ideal temperature. In the summer, heat entering the system from outside transfers to an exhaust and leaves the way it came in. It works like a refrigerator for your home’s air. In the winter, this same effect keeps hot air inside. The difference between an ERV and an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) is that an ERV removes some humidity from incoming hot air, making it ideal for locales with balmy summers.

Performance™ Whole-Home Dehumidifier

Sometimes the ERV just isn’t enough. In the peak heat of a humid summer, a dehumidifier helps dry out the air and makes you feel less hot so you spend less on air conditioning. This dehumidifier comes in two sizes, so you can dehumidify your entire home or just the zone that needs it the most.

Performance™ Ultraviolet Germicidal UV Light

This UV lamp kills germs and mold spores on contact just by shining on your air conditioning’s coils and drain pan. Limiting the growth of mold in your system with a UV lamp prevents the mold from becoming airborne and spreading throughout your home, where it can settle in damp places and spread further. Likewise, bacteria blown around your house by air conditioning is a cause of sicknesses, so this light zaps it before it ever leaves the air handler.

Infinity® Air Purifier GAPA

The GAPA is Carrier’s top-of-the-line whole-home air purifier. Like the UV light, but for all the air in your home, this air purifier catches contaminants and either destroys or expels them from your home. As air passes through your air conditioning, tiny pathogens get caught in the GAPA’s filter and are zapped with an electrical charge. This purifier also catches animal dander, dust, pollen, and smoke. It’s been proven effective on up to 99 percent of mold, bacteria, and pollen.

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

One of the most important, but often overlooked aspects of air quality monitoring is safety from potentially deadly gasses like carbon monoxide. A carbon monoxide detector should be added to an existing smoke detector. Each of these devices can save your life in an emergency.

Infinity® Remote Access Touch Control Thermostat

This smart thermostat from Carrier helps you manage indoor air quality with features like dirty filter detection and the measurement of fresh air flow to each zone in your home. It monitors your indoor air quality equipment so you don’t have to, and it makes adjustments automatically according to your preferences. You can even control it using your mobile device through a Wi-Fi connection.

Infinity® 21 Central Air Conditioner

Having the right air conditioner also impacts the air quality in your home. The Carrier model Infinity 21 Air Conditioner is the most technologically advanced and energy compliant of its kind. It has a two-stage compressor to help manage humidity and a built-in filter drier system to protect the air from moisture and the contaminants that come with it. Plus, you don’t have to worry about inhaling harmful ozone-depleting chemicals that come from other air conditioners.

Any one of these items, or better yet, more than one of them, will tremendously improve your indoor air quality and make it easier to breathe when you’re at home. People who suffer from allergies and asthma will finally feel some relief, even if they keep an indoor pet. To experience what it’s really like to have clean air at home, call E. Smith Heating and Air Conditioning at 678-369-8866 for an installation. Our air quality and other services are just what the doctor ordered.

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