Whole Home Air Purifier – American Standard AccuClean System
We’re in the attic of the Ultimate Home. I’m gonna tell you something, this is the key to ENERGY STAR© having foam in your attic. It’s hot outside. I mean hot, even though this attics 74 degrees in here, and it’s 89 degrees outside, you still don’t want to heat and cool your attic. You want your air conditioning going in your home. This makes your house more efficient and more comfortable. Go in your house, now, if you don’t have an energy in the storehouse. Go up in the attic at two o’clock in the afternoon and see if you can stay up there and do a video, all right?
Let’s talk about some of the features right here. Now, if you like carrying your kids to the doctor and you like dusting, just fast forward through this part. This is the American Standard Accu Clean 99.96%, of all dust mites and everything. This thing gets it. There’s no telling what it’s going to save you on taking your kids to the doctor because they’re got allergies or is stuffed up. Your wife’s going to love you when you put this in cause the dustins almost over. Go in your house now and look through the glass and look at the light and see all the dust particles in it. And you get one of these things, look in your house, there’s no more dust.
Let’s talk about something that’s important. Any heating and air guy can come out here and say, ‘Hey, look, I did you a really good job. It’s really tight. It’s really efficient.’ The builder can tell you that, but you know what? If it’s a true ENERGY STAR home, you’re getting a third party that doesn’t have anything to do with the heating and air guy. That’s not the builder’s best friend. And he’s gonna come out here and he’s gonna give that homeowner a real world test.
This house scored a 25. The best I’ve ever heard of was a 43. Look right here on this hard duct. You use mastic, not duct tape. You don’t go down the grocery store and buy some duct tape and two years from now, it’s gon fall off. Do you know in old systems back in the day in the early eighties and nineties, before Mastic, before ENERGY STAR, you would lose almost 25% of your cooling capacity through loss in duct work. This is just another key to energy savings.
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Adding a home air purifier when building your energy efficient home helps to clean and purify the air in your home by passing it through a series of filters. To provide maximum efficiency, it’s normally hooked into your existing ductwork and works with your existing system and is best to install during construction rather than after.
We’re continuing through our Energy Efficient Home series, and in this installment, we’re talking about the American Standard AccuClean System we installed in this Raleigh, NC home. While our prior blogs focus on many of the energy and cost saving features of an ENERGY STAR® home, we’ll be highlighting more on the health, convenience, and environmental benefits of the AccuClean System.
What Is an Air Purifier?
An air purifier, sometimes referred to as an air cleaner or air filter, is a device designed to improve indoor air quality by removing various pollutants and contaminants from the air. It draws in air from the surrounding environment and uses various filtration or purification methods to capture or neutralize particles and harmful substances. The purified air is then released back into the room, providing cleaner and healthier air to breathe.
What Is a Whole Home Air Purifier?
A whole home air purifier, or whole house air purifier, is a system that integrates with the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system of a home to purify the air throughout the entire house. Unlike standalone air purifiers that are designed for a single room, a whole house air purifier treats the air in all rooms connected to the HVAC system.
Why You Should Add a Whole Home Air Purifier During Construction and Not After
Installing a whole-home air purification system during the construction of a home allows for easier integration with the HVAC system. This proactive approach ensures that the air purification system is seamlessly integrated into the home’s design and can leverage the construction process to minimize installation costs and potential structural disruptions. Implementing an air purifier post-construction might require additional modifications to your home or HVAC system, leading to potential inconveniences and additional costs. By ensuring air quality from the outset, residents benefit from a healthier living environment from the moment they move in.
Benefits of a Whole Home Air Purifier
If you’re working on building your energy efficient home, equipped with efficient heating and cooling along with good insulation, windows, and other features, do you really need an AccuClean System? The fact is, even in a well-sealed and insulated home, there are a variety of pollutants and irritants that can, and do, make their way into your home.
Air Purification Provides Health Benefits
The American Standard AccuClean System works in conjunction with your HVAC to deliver significant air filtration that can help prevent health issues for your family. It removes 99.98% of allergens from the filtered air and catches particles as small as 0.3 microns in size. The system is able to trap things like dust, pollen, pet hair and dander, dust mites, mildew, and removes air pollutants, including the surrogate for the virus that causes COVID-19, and the Influenza A (H1N1) viruses.
The AccuClean System delivers significant air filtration that can help prevent health issues for your family. The removal of these particles, many of which can’t be seen, doesn’t just make your air cleaner, it makes it healthier and helps to reduce potential issues related to asthma or other allergies.
AccuClean Systems have received the asthma & allergy friendly® certification by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America®. This certification is only awarded to products that are scientifically proven to reduce exposure to asthma and allergy triggers.
Convenience [Saves You Time]
Along with the health benefits of cleaner air, there are time saving benefits as well. The removal of the various particles that make our homes dusty are essentially eliminated. With the significantly cleaner air, you’ll drastically cut down on the amount of dust in your home – and dusting you’ll need to do. Imagine being able to virtually eliminate dusting from your house cleaning “to do” list!
AccuClean is verified by Intertek Sustainability as a zero ozone product, signifying that the air cleaner’s ozone emissions are below the federal requirements in the United States. You can rest assured that not only are you making the air inside your new home cleaner and healthier, but also knowing that those efforts are not contributing to increased ozone emissions.
Summary of AccuClean Benefits
While you’re reducing the energy costs in your new home, consider the health and convenience benefits of the American Standard AccuClean System for a healthier and easier way to maintain the air in your home. The AccuClean System helps prevent illnesses that can be triggered by home pollutants and reduce the time you spend cleaning your home. When considering a home air filtering system, be sure you work with proven professionals who understand how to properly integrate all of the components of an ENERGY STAR home, including the American Standard AccuClean System. Reach out to the pros at Casey Services!
Check out some of the previous blogs in the series!
American Standard Geothermal Unit
The American Standard Geothermal Unit combined with a proper geothermal loop provides many benefits including you may not have expected – free hot water!
Controlling Humidity in an Energy Efficient Home
If you are building your home and looking to manage the humidity levels, a whole house dehumidifier can greatly improve your comfort at home and save you money on your energy bills.
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