Indoor Air Quality Products in Massachusetts

Besides the utilization of heating and air conditioning systems to bring us indoor comfort year round, there are simple to sophisticated systems that address indoor air quality. With current building codes requiring ever tighter construction for the sake of building efficiency, we are finding that indoor pollutants become trapped requiring remediation. With older existing homes we find increased amounts of airborne particulates from simple dust molecules to mold spores. Today's marketplace has an incredible array of products available to correct these indoor air quality issues and we here at Berry Mechanical Services are focused on the most effective ones to meet your indoor air quality needs.
 
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Air filtration and purification, humidification and dehumidification, and whole house ventilation are the most important areas to focus upon. Some of these systems can be installed stand-alone while others require incorporation into an existing ductwork system.

To give you more detailed information on the most common indoor air quality devices used today, click on one of the three basic categories above and take comfort in knowing that no matter what type of air quality concerns you have, Berry Mechanical's dedicated design consultants can help you determine what will be the best application for your needs.
 
 

Air Filtration

  • Besides the utilization of heating and air conditioning systems to bring us indoor comfort year round, there is mounting concern regarding the quality of the air that we breathe within our homes to maintain health and well-being. Whether you live in a historic New England Colonial or in a contemporary 4-level split, there are always areas of improvement present. Here we'll focus on air filtration that requires incorporation into an existing ductwork system.
  • Whole house air filtration and air purification products can be added to your Central heating and air conditioning system to make major improvements to your indoor air quality.
  • The Aprilaire Model 5000 electronic whole house air purifier with washable components provides 99.98% capture of airborne particles down to 0.1 microns. This is the ultimate air cleaning system for your home. It is like having HEPA grade filtration without the expense of replacing dirty HEPA filter packs.
  • Aprilaire media air filters that use a 5”thick throw-away cartridge provide better than average filtration compared to the standard 1” filter found in all furnaces and air handlers. This is a good compromise to electronic air purifier systems.
  • Upgrading your air filtration system can be done when you replace or install your furnace or air handler. It can also be installed onto an existing system with some minor ductwork modifications.
  • Anyone who suffers from indoor airborne allergens should consider upgrading their whole house air filtration system. The newfound comfort that is gained makes it well worth the extra investment.
Please contact our Design Consultant to help you determine which filter would best suit your needs.
 

Humidification

 
Besides the utilization of heating and air conditioning systems to bring us indoor comfort year round, there is mounting concern regarding the quality of the air that we breathe within our homes to maintain health and well-being. Whether you live in a historic New England Colonial or in a contemporary 4-level split, there are always areas of improvement present. Here we'll focus on central humidifiers that can be incorporation into an existing ductwork system or installed as a stand-alone.
  • Cold winter weather conditions in New England can lead to extremely dry indoor air conditions making respiratory infections more severe and skin dry and cracked.
  • Modern electronically controlled whole house humidifier systems can add much needed humidity to forced hot air systems with ductwork.
  • A stand-alone humidifier unit is also available for homes that use forced hot water heat and do not have ductwork.
  • In steam humidifier models, where large quantities of humidity are needed due to big square footages or drafty homes, a self-contained cartridge is electrified to produce steam. This steam is piped directly into a duct system or into a stand-alone fan pack module.
  • In By-pass models, a Silver Oxide coated water panel acts as a filter inside the humidifier to prevent any mold or fungal contamination of the system.
  • A full time drain built into the humidifier housing eliminates any standing water and heavy calcium build-up.
  • Whole house humidifiers from Aprilaire require an inside drain and a hot or cold water supply nearby in order to be successfully installed.
Please contact our Design Consultant to see how easy it can be to install a whole house humidifier in your home and feel more comfortable this winter.
 
 

Fresh Air Ventilation

 
Besides the utilization of heating and air conditioning systems to bring us indoor comfort year round, there is mounting concern regarding the quality of the air that we breathe within our homes to maintain health and well-being. Whether you live in a historic New England Colonial or in a contemporary 4-level split, there are always areas of improvement present. Here we'll focus on fresh air ventilation that can be incorporation into an existing ductwork system or installed as a stand-alone.
  • As home improvements make doors, windows, ceilings, and walls more energy efficient and more air tight, the indoor air that we breathe becomes contaminated with chemicals and carbon dioxide.
  • Fresh air ventilation systems called ERVs or Energy Recovery Ventilators can be installed onto your existing home heating and air conditioning system or can be installed as a stand-alone system.
  • They work by removing stale contaminated indoor air and replacing it with fresh, filtered outdoor air that has been cooled or heated. This in effect dilutes the contaminants inside your home making for a healthier breathing environment.
  • As the stale indoor air is vented to the outside and fresh outdoor is vented into your home, the ERV will exchange indoor air temperatures into the unconditioned outdoor air. This saves on energy costs and improves the overall comfort of the incoming air.
  • You do not need existing ductwork in your home in order to successfully install and ERV.
  • ERVs come in many different sizes to handle many different home sizes and styles.
Please contact our Design Consultant to determine which ERV system will best meet your needs.