In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors. In addition, people who may be exposed to indoor air pollutants for the longest periods of time are often those most susceptible to the effects of indoor air pollution. Such groups include the young, the elderly, and the chronically ill, especially those suffering from respiratory or cardiovascular disease. Sinclaire Enterprises offers a full line of Indoor Air Quality Products, including; high efficiency air cleaners, HEPA filtration, Energy Recovery Ventilators, UV Lights and more. We can design and install systems that are free-standing, or are incorporated into your existing HVAC system. Ventilation Products If too little outdoor air enters a home, pollutants can accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort problems. Unless they are built with special mechanical means of ventilation, homes that are designed and constructed to minimize the amount of outdoor air that can “leak” into and out of the home may have higher pollutant levels than other homes. However, because some weather conditions can drastically reduce the amount of outdoor air that enters a home, pollutants can build up even in homes that are normally considered “leaky.” Energy Recovery Ventilators allow you to bring fresh air into your home or office while recovering the energy from the removed air to save on heating and cooling costs. Dehumidification Products Water in your home can come from many sources. Water can enter your home by leaking or by seeping through basement floors. Showers or even cooking can add moisture to the air in your home. The amount of moisture that the air in your home can hold depends on the temperature of the air. As the temperature goes down, the air is able to hold less moisture. This is why, in cold weather, moisture condenses on cold surfaces (for example, drops of water form on the inside of a window). This moisture can encourage biological pollutants to grow. We can add dehumidification systems to dry your basement, your whole home, or your place of business. Beyond keeping your contents dry and safe from moisture, a dehumidifier can help you achieve your ideal comfort level by reducing the relative humidity without turning the thermostat down, thus reducing air conditioner run time. Air Cleaning Products As reported by the US EPA, one of the three basic strategies to improve indoor air quality is the use of air cleaners. We can offer a variety of options and products to adapt to your home or office. Systems can be designed and installed as stand-alone units or incorporated into your existing HVAC system which supplies filtering efficiencies as high as 99.97% (HEPA). With our wide range of distributors, we can accommodate you with almost any product that’s on the market today.