IAQ & Zoning

Clean Air. Comfortable Living.

Did you Know?

 

• Most people spend 90% of their time indoors

18.7 million adults and 8.7 million children suffer from asthma in the U.S.

• Indoor air can be 5X more polluted than outdoor air

 

No one wants to think their home is making them sick, but the fact is, it may be!

 

From the activities of life, family, friends and pets, as well as the materials in our home, indoor air pollution is created. It’s time to clear the air!

Did you Know?

 

• Most people spend 90% of their time indoors

18.7 million adults and 8.7 million children suffer from asthma in the U.S.

• Indoor air can be 5X more polluted than outdoor air

 

No one wants to think their home is making them sick, but the fact is, it may be!

 

From the activities of life, family, friends and pets, as well as the materials in our home, indoor air pollution is created. It’s time to clear the air!

The Role of HVAC

 

Pollutants such as mold, bacteria, allergens, VOCs and more travel easily through a home’s central air system creating unhealthy environments. Now there’s a holistic approach that gives home and property owners the products to actively improve indoor air health – airSMART IAQ™.

 

An airSMART IAQ™ system can monitor and protect a home – here’s how:

 

  1. Monitor – The sensor, placed anywhere in the home, will detect various pollutants including VOCs, particulates and CO2.
  2. Control – A rise in air pollutants detected by the sensor tells the thermostat to turn on the HVAC unit to circulation mode. 
  3. Clean – With an advanced air purification product, contaminants are neutralized for cleaner, healthier air. 

The Complete Solution for Indoor Air Quality Management

 

LUX offers the pro installer the most advanced indoor air quality technology available today.

 

Click here to learn more about airSMART IAQ™ 

The Complete Solution for Indoor Air Quality Management

 

LUX offers the pro installer the most advanced indoor air quality technology available today.

 

Click here to learn more about airSMART IAQ™ 

Seasonal allergies, closed-window season and air-conditioned climates are prime times for homeowners to rely on air purification systems to reduce indoor allergies and irritants. A whole-home air purification system offers a solution to mold allergens, pet dander and dust, are trapped inside the home.

 

In fact, according to the US EPA, indoor air is often five times more polluted than outdoor air. An effective indoor air quality monitoring system can help reduce symptoms associated with winter allergies by delivering fresher, cleaner air inside the home. As a result, there is a growing demand from homeowners for dynamic solutions that offer preventative interventions and promote a healthy indoor environment.

 

What type of solution is available that will enable homeowners to know if their air is really being cleaned? And, how will they know when timing is optimal for the cleaning?

 

The airSMART IAQ® solutions from LUX offer an integrated indoor air quality system that is easy to sell and easy to use.

 

For contractors that already carry a line of air purification equipment (including filters or UV lights), airSMART IAQ Monitor and Control offers a two-part monitor and control solution. The airSMART IAQ Monitor and Control bundle includes an air sensor to monitor gas and particulate pollution as well as a WiFi thermostat which can control the HVAC circulation fan, temperature and humidification/de-humidification (additional equipment maybe required).

 

airSMART IAQ is a great solution for homeowners who experience allergy symptoms from mold allergens, pet dander, dust and pollen. The latest bundle includes the Foobot tabletop air monitoring sensor by Airbox lab, which monitors the air, and the LUX GEOx smart thermostat that controls both indoor temperature and humidity. airSMART IAQ recommends combining this package with the Fresh-Aire UV APCO system to maximize cleaning capacity, however, even without a UV light air-scrubber, the airSMART IAQ Monitor and Control system will activate the HVAC circulation fan to dilute detected pollution events.

 

The compact, USB-powered Footbot unit sits on a shelf, table or floor and monitors the air quality. Its blue LED glow turns orange to signal indoor air quality event – this is what makes it easy for homeowners to visually see when the indoor air quality is poor. The Foobot sends information about the air quality to the LUX/GEOx smart thermostat and to its smartphone app so homeowners are aware of the potential pollutant threats. The cleanliness of the air (VOCs) is monitored and the particulate levels (PM2.5) in the air are tracked by the app. The LUX GEOx receives a message from the Foobot when the air pollutant levels are high. The thermostat then triggers the air handler’s fan to run – removing high particulate levels from the air by passing them through the HVAC media filter. In addition to helping to purify the air, the LUX GEOx helps control indoor temperatures, humidity and air comfort and is compatible with dual fuel systems.

 

For contractors who do not carry a preferred UV light solution, airSMART IAQ is also available as a bundle with the Fresh-Aire UV® APCO® whole-house air purifier – Monitor, Control & Clean, the gold award-winning airSMART IAQ. This solution offers an all-in-one system that enables homeowners to confidently know that their indoor air quality is being monitored and addressed around the clock. The system, airSMART IAQ Monitor, Control & Clean bundle, consists of three integrated components designed to work together to eliminate pollutants and allergens from a home’s air.

 

airSMART is the perfect solution, making it easy for HVAC professionals to deliver an uncomplicated system that detects, controls and cleans to address indoor air quality.

In the HVAC world, today the buzz word is “IAQ.” For most people, this means Indoor Air Quality, or more money for the contractor. This statement is true as the homeowner must spend more money to achieve the Indoor Air Quality. But, most homeowners equate IAQ Products to the old “Snake Oil.”

 

But, in today’s world, we have the technology to show how well IAQ Products work. But, that’s another article.

 

For this article, we are going to focus on the FOUR levels of Indoor Air Quality. That’s right, we said there are four levels. The CDC, that government agency that is supposed to know what is good for Americans, states that there are three dangers in every home. We dislike the word dangers, so we will call them Elements. The three Elements in EVERY HOME are…

 

  1. Dirt, Dust and Debris
  2. Germs and Bacteria
  3. Volatile Compounds

 

But, we told you there were FOUR elements of Indoor Air Quality… What’s the Forth Element you might ask?

 

Well, think about the reason why we are concerned with Indoor Air Quality. We want comfort in our homes. Therefore, the forth element in home comfort would be controlling the air displacement. Or, controlling the air flow within the home. Let’s say you have hot or cold spots in your home, how do you control this situation? You utilize Zoning Products to control the rooms that will get more heat or air conditioning.

 

Yes, we are saying that zoning is the forth element of Indoor Air Quality.

 

To recap, the four elements are…

 

  1. Dirt, Dust and Debris
  2. Germs and Bacteria
  3. Volatile Compounds
  4. Zoning or controlling the air flow within the rooms of the home