If your South Mills, North Carolina, home often smells unpleasant or if your family members don’t feel well, you could have poor indoor air quality. Dust, dirt, pet dander, pollen, and other pollutants can cause asthma or allergy symptoms, fatigue, rashes, eye irritation, and other health issues. Fortunately, technologies like air purifiers, energy recovery ventilators, and dehumidifiers will improve your indoor air quality and make your home feel more comfortable.

Air Purifiers

Most air purifiers and air cleaners use filters like the ones in heaters and air conditioners to catch these contaminants. Some models can even capture viruses and bacteria by moving air through filters with smaller openings. You can have a whole-home air purifier installed in your ductwork, or you can use a portable version to target one room or area at a time. For additional protection, add a UV air purifier that will kill microorganisms and prevent them from reproducing.

Energy Recovery Ventilators

An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) can remove stale air from your home and filter incoming air while helping you save energy. Like heat pumps, they have heat exchangers that transfer heat to incoming air in winter and reverses the process in summer. That way, you will remove any contaminants or unpleasant odors from your home and will enjoy fresh air without raising your utility bills.


A dehumidifier will get rid of excess moisture in your home’s air and prevent your home from feeling stuffy. It can help you save energy by making a higher air conditioner temperature setting feel more comfortable. It can also prevent pests, biological growth, and bad smells in your ductwork and the rest of your home. Whole-home or portable models are available.

Weather Makers, Inc. has more than 45 years of heating, cooling, and indoor air quality experience. We’re dedicated to our customers, and we can help you learn more about indoor air quality and HVAC equipment. Call us anytime at 757-263-4869 for excellent service.

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