Whether it’s through the use of UV light, whole-home IAQ solutions, or commercial-grade air-filtration equipment, the following case studies showcase ways contractors have solved IAQ problems at both the residential and commercial levels.
HVAC contractors are constantly seeking accurate, energy-efficient, year-round solutions to their customers’ humidification and dehumidification needs. A number of those solutions were on display at the 2016 AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida.
Evaporative, warm-air steam, and ultrasonic humidifiers are highly desirable for customers coast to coast, and manufacturers are developing products across all three variations that better respond to an array of personalized demands.
HVAC contractors admittedly face a difficult task when it comes to showcasing the benefits and inherent value present in structural moisture management while also ensuring customers know such solutions are more than just empty sales pitches.
Those actually responsible for shaping the future of IAQ products have taken notice of the swelling public interest, and trends in the marketplace show products are becoming more interconnected and accessible to the average consumer.
While IAQ can be an integral part of an HVAC installation, not every consumer is aware how or why these products are necessary. That education must come from the contractor. And, those who present solutions through an informal, low-pressure approach seem to have the most success.
As the weather gets colder and we crank up the heat inside our homes to compensate, humidity levels tend to drop significantly, especially in the coldest regions of the country. Homeowners often turn to humidifiers to moisten the air, which, in turn, helps keep their skin from cracking and eyes from itching.