How To Control The Dust And Temperature Thru-out Your Home
I’ve been with AAA Heating and Cooling now for 17 years. I specialize in indoor air quality issues and I’m always looking for ways to improve my health and the environment in my home. I can’t do anything about what is outside my home, but I can sure do something about what’s inside my home. I am a believer that having a high efficiency filter on my furnace system will improve the air quality in my home. I’ve also realized that regardless of what filter system you have in place, nothing is going to work unless the fan of the furnace is running.
All it takes to disturb dust, pollens and mold spores is movement in the house. If the fan of your furnace is not running and you don’t move after let’s say you get up and go to the refrigerator for something to drink. It will take 2 to 3 hours for dust and whatever else to settle back onto furniture or floor. In the mean time you are breathing it all.
We’ve been able to document thru 3rd party testing equipment that if your fan is running you can move all of the air (and what’s in it) through a filter every 12 to 15 minutes.
So what can you do to stop and minimize what you breathe? In August of this year I replaced my standard fan motor with an Evergreen high efficiency motor. Prior to this replacement, I would run the fan continuous from when I came home until I went to bed. I turned it off because it was too noisy for me to sleep. When I changed out the fan motor to the Evergreen motor, it was so much quieter that I now run the fan all night long.
So what’s my point? The following statements are true and verifiable.
· I now wake up in the morning without a stuffy nose.
· The fan noise is minimal and can sleep with it running constantly.
· The temperature can be a 1 degree differential between upstairs and downstairs (I have a townhouse).
· My furnace runs less because it’s recirculating the conditioned air.
· Most amazing fact is considering I’m running my fan an additional 8 hours per day, every day and every month how has that affected my electric bill?
· My average electric bill (for all appliances, lights, etc.) for 3 months prior to changing out the fan motor was $66.28 per month. My average electric bill since changing out the fan motor was $66.13 per month.
John “Pepe” Rodarte
Phone: 503-284-2173 Ext. 5514