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Cleaner, Healthier Air...

EPA studies show that even in the smoggiest cities, the air inside most modern homes is usually at least ten times more polluted than the air outside.

How can this be? There are many reasons, some of which were discovered only recently. They include invisible assassins like radon and CO2, as well as gas-emitting chemicals like formaldehyde used in making modern carpeting, drapery, household cleaners, furniture and building materials. There are also common airborne pollutants such as pollen, viruses, dust and dust mites and damp areas where standing water can breed mold, mildew and other microbes.

Much of this problem is attributed to the way modern homes are built—for purposes of energy efficiency, and to be as air-tight as possible. The consequence is that stale air, laced with odors, chemicals, irritants – even miniscule insects – often becomes trapped in modern homes, where it circulates over and over. This can lead to eye irritation, sinus congestion, sneezing, runny nose, stuffiness, colds, flu, headaches, dizziness, outbreaks of allergies and asthma, sore throats, and various other respiratory ailments.

So serious and prevalent is this issue that environmentalists have coined a new term for it—IAQ or Indoor Air Quality. Today’s homeowners need to become more aware of the importance of IAQ and what they can do about it.

Contact your independent Ruud HVAC Contractor to find the best IAQ solution for your home.

Indoor Air Quality Products

Whole-House Steam Humidifier
Dry indoor air can make your home feel uncomfortable, causing skin irritation, creating static shock, and damaging home furnishings and woodwork. To maintain an adequate moisture level for the air in your home, ask your independent Ruud HVAC Contractor about a Steam Humidification System to work with your Ruud central heating system. Steam Humidifiers work by warming water in a tank to create steam that is then circulated throughout your home via your existing ductwork. Adding a humidifier to your Ruud home comfort solution will make your home more comfortable for you and your family. In addition to providing humidity control, a Whole-House Humidifier also helps you reduce your energy bill. Because moist air feels warmer, using a humidifier will allow you to set your thermostat to a lower temperature without a noticeable change in comfort.
Whole-House Media Air Cleaner
Improving the air in your home is easy with a Whole-House Media Air Cleaner. Designed to fit any Ruud central heating and cooling system, a media air cleaner (available through your local, independent Ruud HVAC Contractor) maximizes filtration and reduces filter replacement changes. A Whole-House Media Air Cleaner can make the air in your home cleaner and more comfortable by trapping and filtering major pollutants, such as dust and pollen, from the air passing through your heating and cooling system.
Ultraviolet Treatment Systems
Breathe cleaner air with an Ultraviolet Treatment System. If you want improved air quality in your home, install a UV-C Treatment System to work alongside your Ruud central heating and cooling system. UV-C lamps destroy particles and germs and prevent them from being re-circulated in your home, making the air in your home cleaner and more comfortable for you and your family. When you consider all the particles and pollutants you breathe in each day in your home, it's worth thinking about an Ultraviolet Treatment System. Gain peace-of-mind for your family by having one installed by your local, independent Ruud HVAC Contractor.
Whole-House Electronic Air Cleaners
Improving the air in your home is easy with a Whole-House Electric Air Cleaner. Designed with three-stage filtration, it provides the most advanced filtration solution for removing pollutants such as dust, smoke, mold spores and pet dander, circulating cleaner air throughout your home. A Whole-House Electronic Air Cleaner works by placing a charge on airborne particles and then collecting them like a magnet, making the air in your home cleaner and more comfortable. Maintenance is a breeze - simply wash the collection cells off the detachable filter in your dishwasher or sink.
Whole-House Bypass Humidifier

Dry indoor air can make your home feel uncomfortable, causing skin irritation, creating static shock, and damaging home furnishings and woodwork. To maintain an adequate moisture level to the air in your home, your local, independent Ruud HVAC Contractor can offer a Bypass Humidification System to work with your Ruud central heating system. Bypass Humidifiers direct the air flow from your HVAC system through a moisture-filled pad, allowing the air stream to pick up moisture evenly and distribute it throughout your home.

In addition to providing humidity control and making your home more comfortable for you and your family, a Whole-House Humidifier also helps you reduce your energy bill. Because moist air feels warmer, you can set your thermostat to lower temperatures without a noticeable change in comfort.