Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16 Media Air Cleaner

Posted: 2018-02-14

Four Seasons Air Specialists is an HVAC company in Shoreview, MN that cares about your health and safety. We understand that we live in an age where indoor air pollution has become a serious problem in most U.S. homes.

In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency states that indoor air is actually 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside and in some cases, it can be up to a hundred times more dangerous.

In partnership with Healthy Climate, we offer innovative ways to clean the air that circulates throughout your home. This article talks about the sources and effects of indoor air pollution and highlights the Carbon Clean 16 Media Air Cleaner.

Common Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

Exposure to household air pollution, particularly smoke from cooking stove leads to roughly 4 million premature deaths each year and is the fourth worst health risk in the world. 

Asbestos is a naturally occurring group of minerals that are found in the environment that used to be common components of building material. Current products include brake pads, automobile clutches, roofing materials, vinyl tile, cement piping, corrugated sheeting, home insulation and some potting soils.

Lead can be found in all parts of our environment – the air, the soil, the water, and even inside our homes. Much of our exposure comes from human activities including the use of fossil fuels including past use of leaded gasoline, some types of industrial facilities, and past use of lead-based paint in homes. Lead and lead compounds have been used in a wide variety of products found in and around our homes, including paint, ceramics, pipes and plumbing materials, solders, gasoline, batteries, and cosmetics.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and toxic gas. Sources of carbon monoxide include:

  • unvented kerosene and gas space heaters
  • leaking chimneys and furnaces
  • back-drafting from furnaces, gas water heaters, wood stoves and fireplaces
  • gas stoves
  • generators and other gasoline powered equipment
  • automobile exhaust from attached garages
  • tobacco smoke
  • auto, truck, or bus exhaust from attached garages, nearby roads, or parking areas
  • incomplete oxidation during combustion in gas ranges, and unvented gas or kerosene heaters
  • worn or poorly adjusted and maintained combustion devices (e.g., boilers, furnaces)

Health Effects of Indoor Air Pollution

Some effects may be experienced immediately after a single exposure or repeated exposures to one or multiple pollutants. These may include irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and throat, fatigue, headaches, dizziness, coughing, and upper respiratory congestion.

On the other hand, continual exposures to poor air quality can lead to reduced lung function and breathing problems as well as lung cancer or cardiovascular diseases. Those with pre-existing cardiovascular or lung diseases are particularly susceptible to the effects of pollution and may find their conditions become worse due to exposure.

The Importance of Air Purification

One of the best ways to improve the air you breathe is to install a whole-home filtration system designed to fit your home’s needs.

Air cleaners are an effective way to improve your indoor air quality. They help you breathe cleaner air that will allow your lungs and other organs to work better, usually leading to better oxygen absorption by your brain.

Air cleaners can also help with allergies, foul odors, snoring and more.

Features of the Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16 Media Air Cleaner

In contrast to electrostatic air cleaners that can elevate indoor ozone levels, the Carbon Cleaner 16 provides thorough, unmatched filtration throughout your home while reducing ozone, a known lung irritant. Similar to plants and trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen back into the atmosphere, the Carbon Clean 16 air filter eliminates harmful ozone from indoor air and converts it into clean, healthy oxygen. As part of this natural and efficient purification process, carbon inside the filter that is traded with oxygen reacts with odors and airborne pollutants to neutralize them before they are circulated back into your indoor air.

  • Provides whole-home filtration for optimal home comfort and air quality, with no additional energy costs
  • MERV 16 Precision Pleat™ media filter (MERV 16/CADR 1900)
  • Hospital inpatient care/general surgery level filtration
  • Removes OVER 95% of particles ranging in size down to 0.3 micron
  • Removes OVER 90% of bio-aerosols and microorganisms down to 0.01 micron
  • The patented Self-Seal media provides a very tight seal to prevent unfiltered air from bypassing the filter
  • Effective filtration to protect your HVAC equipment
  • Cartridge slides out for quick and easy replacement
  • No cleaning required
  • Cartridge lasts up to one year. As with any filtration product, replacement life cycle depends on the individual conditions and needs of your homed
  • Compatible with any HVAC system—no additional power source needed
  • No ozone emissions

Professional Air Purification from Four Seasons Air Specialists

If you need help in cleaning your indoor air, call Four Seasons Air Specialists. Since 1974, we have been the preferred Shoreview heating and air conditioning contractor that delivers high-quality HVAC products and services.