May is Wildfire Awareness Month: How Can We Protect Indoor Air Quality?
May is Wildfire awareness month, and we are entering the worst months for large and detrimental wildfires. These wildfires can be fatal and cause obvious damage to homes, businesses, and nature. Additionally, wildfires create less than desirable air quality in areas far beyond the origination of the fire. Wildfire smoke can travel hundreds or even thousands of miles and affect the air quality for communities that never experienced the actual flames. Indoor air quality can also be affected by the wildfires when smoke enters the home or a building.
How Can Wildfire Smoke Enter Your Home:
- Natural Ventilation: Smoke can enter the home through the open windows and doors.
- Mechanical Ventilation: Through this method, smoke enters the home via bathroom or kitchen fans that vent to the outdoors. Smoke can also enter through HVAC systems with a fresh air intake.
- Infiltration: This occurs when smoke enters an indoor environment through small openings, joints, and cracks.
HVAC Products to Combat Indoor Air Quality Issues Caused by Wildfire Smoke
The TRIO is an electronic in-duct air purifier that can help improve the air quality inside the home. This induct air cleaner is compatible with all HVAC systems and works to clean air in three stages. This air cleaning solution can successfully remove particles just like those caused by smoke and ash from wildfires. The TRIO induct air purification system keeps the air in the home fresh, clean, and pure. As air enters the TRIO, it is filtered with a MERV 13 media air filter cartridge. This pleated 4-inch filter traps particles as small as .3 micron including mold, bacteria, dust, dander, and pollen. After the filter, the air passes through the UVC lamp. This treatment zone is powered by two high-efficiency 24-inch UVC lamps that reduce airborne germs, bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungi. The final phase uses patented PRO-Cell technology, our exclusive Photo-Reactive Oxidation process. ￼
Choose The Healthy Home System Contractor Program to Solve Customer Concerns
The Healthy Home System Contractor Program provides HVAC Contractors and business owners with an opportunity to grow their HVAC business while providing much-needed indoor air quality solutions for customers. Field Controls provides all the training you need to educate customers and offer the best solutions for their indoor air quality issues, such as wildfire smoke, viruses, germs, or allergens. Learn More