Indoor Air Quality FYIs
Here is some straighforward information to help you decide which Carrier air conditioning solution is right for your home and budget. If you have any questions about this, please call the experts here at Bovio, trusted by your neighbors since 1974. We would be glad to help you out!
What is ASE?
When it comes to ventillators, Apparent Sensible Effectiveness (ASE) is the most commonly reported number for heat transfer efficiency. The highger number - the better.
What is TRE?
Total Recovery Efficiency (TRE) is a measurement that includes latent heat recovery, used in determining the amount of energy passed between airstreams in a heat or energy recovery ventilator.
What Does MERV Efficiency Mean?
When considering air purifiers, MERV efficiency, or minimum efficiency reporting value, is a measurement scale that was designed in 1987 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to rate the effectiveness of air filters. This scale represents the worst-case performance of a filter when dealing with particles that range from 0.3 to 10 micrometers. A higher MERV efficiency rating means a greater percentage of particles are captured by the filter on each pass. A MERV 16 filter captures more than 95% of particles over the full range.
A HEALTHY RESPECT FOR YOUR HEALTH
If you’ve been holding your breath for cleaner air here in New Jersey, the wait is over. Carrier's state-of-the-art air purifier systems trap and kill bacteria, viruses, mold spores, allergens and other pollutants in the conditioned air—and keep them out of the air your family breathes. That's something any family with allergies can appreciate, especially in Mount Holly, Cherry Hill, Pennsauken or even Monroe Township.
WANT BETTER AIR? JUST ADD WATER.
When you see just how much our humidifiers can improve air quality, there won’t be a dry eye in the house.
As far as we’re concerned, dry air just won’t fly.
No one likes too much humidity. But too little can be just as irritating, especially in winter. When humidity drops too low, you might notice sore throats, chapped lips, itchy skin and sinus problems. You also might notice dry wood in your furniture—which can lead to long-term damage. That's something every homeowner needs to know, whether you live in Gloucester or Harrison Township.
To help, we offer a variety of products designed to keep your home at a comfortable humidity—and everyone in it feeling great. For example, Carrier's steam humidifier is great when a high degree of humidity control is desired, or you could choose a fan-powered or bypass humidifier. All work in tandem with your furnace or fan coil and operate quietly with little energy use to make your home more comfortable. And your hair and clothes will be happy to know they even reduce static electricity.
Contact us here at Bovio, your local Carrier® expert, for a quick analysis of your indoor air to identify the unseen threats potentially lurking under your nose.
AN AIRTIGHT CASE FOR VENTILATION.
Air is like bread—it shouldn’t be stale. Good thing Carrier's innovative ventilators are designed to remove stale air from your home, while keeping valuable energy from escaping.
No matter where you live, live comfortably.
Not only do all of Carrier's ventilators work quietly and efficiently to bring fresh air into your home all year long, they pre-condition the incoming air to better match the inside air temperature. Knowing the product that’s right for you is as easy as knowing your address, and contacting the professionals here at Bovio- trusted by your neighbors here in New Jersey since 1974.
For instance, Carrier's energy recovery ventilators are made for climates with warm, humid summers. They’ll bring fresh air into your home and remove humidity before it enters your ducts to keep you comfortable and your cooling system from having to work harder.That's great news to anyone whose lived through our humid summers in Cherry Hill and Cinnaminson!
Throughout our area here in New Jersey, especially in the areas where there is less humidity, a heat recovery ventilator might be better suited to keep your air refreshed. Despite the name, it will still pre-condition air to cool it in summer and warm it in winter before it enters the house.
Contact Bovio, your local Carrier® expert, for a quick analysis of your indoor air to identify the unseen threats potentially lurking under your nose.
At Bovio, we wouldn’t hurt a fly. However, with the great Carrier technology, mold and bacteria are another story. And let’s face it: the indoor coil of your heating and cooling system is just the kind of places these baddies like to hang out. Carrier's UV lamps protect the coil, ruthlessly killing off mold and bacteria before they can be pushed into the air of your home. That's good news whether you live in Washington Township or Cherry Hill.
We put mold and bacteria under the harshest light possible.
Your air conditioning system’s indoor coil is part of what cools your home, but it could also unwittingly be a hotbed of microscopic misery that can affect your system’s efficiency, reduce airflow and maybe even become airborne.
Mold and bacteria like to grow in this kind of dark, moist environment. What they don’t like is ultraviolet light. To them, it’s a killer. Where Carrier's UV lamps really shine is at minimizing the microbial build-up on coils, improving system efficiency and, most importantly, keeping mold and bacteria out of your system. That's something we really appreciate here at Bovio, and know you will, too!
Contact us here at Bovio, your local Carrier® experts, for a quick analysis of your indoor air to identify the unseen threats potentially lurking under your nose.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, odorless and highly toxic gas. The Carrier® CO alarm uses sophisticated sensor technology to detect and record levels of CO.
You can monitor the current CO level in your home on a large, easy-to-read digital display. When dangerous levels of CO are present, a loud, audible alarm alerts you and your family automatically. That makes any homeowner, whether you live in Del Ran or Gloucester sleep easier.
Managing indoor humidity is important to creating a comfortable, healthy indoor environment. Too much humidity can encourage mold growth and create a cozy home for dust mites and other pests to thrive. High humidity can make you and your wallet uncomfortable too because you'll tend to want the cooling temperature lower than you need for comfort so your system has to work harder to keep up.
The Carrier® Performance series dehumidifier is available in two sizes so regardless if you need a whole-home solution or just have a humid basement, you'll have dehumidification that's just right for your needs. Both sizes work quietly to wring out humidity from the air so you can save on utilities and be comfortable. And, they're designed to be configurable with your existing system in a multitude of ways or operate independently away from your system if space is a problem. Just give us a call here at Bovio, and we'll make sure your home has the perfect level of humidity to be comfortable without adding the risk of mold or drying out sinuses, making your family vulnerable to winter colds.