October is Healthy Lung Awareness Month

We all know it’s incredibly important to take care of our lungs all year round. However, October is set aside to bring awareness to the many different types of lung diseases and to promote a healthy lung lifestyle.

Often times, we focus on harsh outdoor pollutions as the primary contributor to lung diseases. But did you know, your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) can exacerbate some serious conditions including infections, lung diseases, asthma, and heart disease as well?

TOP FIVE IAQ CONCERNS FOR HOMEOWNERS

PATHOGENS AND BIOLOGICals

Bacteria, viruses, fungi, other microorganisms, and their associated toxins.

 VOCS AND CHEMICALS

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals.

PARTICULATES

Microscopic solids or liquid droplets that are so small that they can be inhaled and cause serious health problems.

RADON, CARBON MONOXIDE AND CARBON DIOXIDE

Colorless, odorless, gases that can permeate homes, leading to serious illness or death.

AIR TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE

When the temperature and relative humidity is too high or too low, it can cause health problems and discomfort. 

Dehumidifiers can improve your health and protect your lungs

The health and well-being of your family are paramount and the role that moisture plays in IAQ can have a major impact.

The most recognized and effective solutions to address these health issues include moisture control and ventilation. Ultra Aire Whole-Home Ventilating Dehumidifiers greatly reduce the risks of these serious health issues through superior filtration, fresh air ventilation, and dedicated dehumidification.

Don’t forget to talk to your healthcare provider if you are worried that something in your home, school, or work may be making you sick.

Download the residential IAQ Guide

According to the American Lung Association, nearly 75% of Americans live with someone who has allergies, asthma, emphysema, or another respiratory illness.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN SETTING THE STANDARD IN DEHUMIDIFICATION.

Efficiency

The fact is, many big box dehumidifiers are not energy efficient — and those that are barely make the cut. From product inception, energy efficiency is a focus. Every unit exceeds Department of Energy standards, saving you money over the life of the dehumidifier.

Filtration

Equipped with a MERV-13 filter, Santa Fe and Ultra Aire have the best filtration of any dehumidifiers on the market. What does this mean? It means our dehumidifiers remove 98% of dust, compared to the MERV-8 filter, which only has 90% dust removal.

Large Capacity

Every Santa Fe and Ultra Aire dehumidifier is designed to commercial specifications. Not only does this mean our dehumidifiers are built to last, but it means they have a higher capacity to take on any job and every job.

Santa Fe and Ultra Aire units

WHY DEHUMIDIFICATION?

Fifty percent of the air in the upper levels of your home comes from the basement or crawl space. Both contain high levels of moisture that cause musty odors, mold spores, mildew, bacteria, and dust mites. Damp air in these areas may also damage the structure of your home and stored items. According to experts, controlling humidity inside the home is essential for comfort, reduced health risks, and property protection.

TOUGH IS OUR FIRST AND MIDDLE NAME.

Engineered and manufactured in Madison, Wisconsin, we takes pride in our products and service. Our products are commercial-grade and built to last. While our customer service team is ready to help guide you through the selection process – whether you are a DIYer or working with a contractor.