Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Indoor Air Quality Solutions in Windsor & Essex County

Achieving the ideal home environment is more than just adjusting the temperature. Home comfort is also about indoor air quality. CK Mechanical is an all-around home comfort solutions provider, offering indoor air quality systems to help you achieve your ideal home environment. From whole-home air purification systems, humidifiers, and HRVs and ERVs, we carry, install, and service a variety of HVAC and indoor air quality equipment to improve your overall home comfort level.

Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning

Did you know your home’s air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside?

EPA studies confirm this surprising fact, highlighting the importance of good indoor air quality. CK Mechanical is here to help! Dirty air ducts can contribute to respiratory and cardiovascular issues, as reported by Health Canada.

Our professional duct cleaning services in Windsor & Essex County ensure your home’s air is clean and healthy for everyone.

HRVs & ERVs

What is an HRV and ERV?

HRVs and ERVs are both mechanical ventilators that are designed to remove stale and stagnant air from your home. They also simultaneously bring fresh air into your home to improve and maintain indoor air quality. Newer homes are built very air-tight, which is helpful for energy-efficiency but can lead to potential health issues for residents. ERV and HRV systems solve this by revitalizing your home with fresh outdoor air without increasing energy costs.

What Is the Difference Between an HRV and an ERV?

Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV)

Unlike an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV), an HRV is primarily utilized in colder climates, where it keeps heat inside the home while exchanging stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air. Additionally, during the summer months, an HRV can also serve to remove excess humidity from incoming air, functioning somewhat as a dehumidifier to maintain a comfortable indoor environment.

Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV)

An ERV works similarly to an HRV, however, it also plays a role in humidity control. In the winter, an ERV can help maintain indoor humidity levels by retaining moisture within the home. Conversely, in the summer, it helps prevent excess humidity from entering the home and wreaking havoc on the indoor air quality and overall comfort level.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Creating a comfortable home environment involves managing humidity. Whole-home humidifiers help do just that. Maintaining proper humidity levels using a whole-home humidifier enhances home comfort and overall health. Whole-home humidifiers can also prevent cracking and warping of furniture and floors due to low humidity levels.

Balanced humidity levels range between 40 and 60%, but outdoor temperature and other factors will impact the relative humidity level that is attainable and recommended for your house. Talk with an expert at CK Mechanical to learn more.

Benefits of Whole-Home Humidifiers

Better Health

Whole-home humidifiers contribute to better health as they help reduce airborne bacteria, viruses, fungi, and dust mites, lowering the risk of respiratory infections, allergies, and asthma symptoms.

Improved Comfort

Maintaining proper humidity levels with a whole-home humidifier enhances comfort, whether you live in a dry area or experience seasonal dryness, ensuring you feel more comfortable in your home.

Home Preservation

By preventing low humidity levels, whole-home humidifiers help preserve the integrity of wood floors, cabinetry, furnishings, and other susceptible items, reducing the risk of warping, cracking, and permanent damage.

Whole-Home Air Purification Systems

Whole-home air purification systems also help improve home comfort and indoor air quality. They work with the furnace or air handler to capture and eliminate airborne viruses and other pollutants that can trigger allergies, asthma and other respiratory issues.

Use a whole-home purifier to reduce odours from cooking, pets, and tobacco smoke and benefit from fresher, cleaner indoor air. Plus, air purifiers help extend the life of your HVAC system and enhance energy-efficiency.

Benefits of Whole-Home Air Purification Systems

Eliminate Pollutants

Whole-home air purifiers effectively trap common airborne pollutants including viruses, allergy triggers, and asthma-inducing particles, ensuring cleaner and healthier indoor air quality.

Home & HVAC Protection

Helps maintain the efficiency of your HVAC system by reducing the buildup of pollutants, thereby minimizing repair costs and extending the lifespan of your HVAC equipment.

Identifies Climate Conditions

Whole-home air purifiers are equipped with user-friendly controls located within your living space to allow for easy management and customization of the system, helping to suit your specific climate conditions.

Steam & Evaporative Humidifiers

Choosing a steam or evaporative humidifier will depend on your preferences, budget, and specific requirements. A steam humidifier would be an optimal choice if you value energy efficiency, low maintenance, and silent operation. On the other hand, if you’d like a more affordable upfront cost, self-regulating humidity, and possible temperature reduction, consider an evaporative humidifier.

What Is the Difference Between Steam and Evaporative Humidifiers?

Evaporative Humidifiers

Evaporative humidifiers use the principle that vapor (evaporated water) is created when warm air blows over a water- soaked area. As the vapor circulates, the relative humidity rises.

The humidity control monitors the relative humidity and activates the humidifier accordingly. The humidifier has a water supply that dispenses water evenly over a humidifier pad. The warm, dry air from the furnace passes over the humidifier pad and picks up the moist air to circulate it throughout your home.

Benefits include:

  • Improves indoor comfort throughout the home
  • Helps reduce electrostatic shocks that may be caused by low humidity levels
  • Increases the relative humidity in your home, allowing you to lower the setting on your thermostat and still have the same level of comfort
  • Cost effective option to add humidity to your home‘s indoor air compared to steam humidification
  • Whole-home humidification without the need for frequent water re-filling and pad cleaning, compared to portable humidifiers
Steam Humidifiers

Clean Comfort Steam Humidifiers automatically help to maintain comfortable humidity levels in homes when dry indoor air might cause problems. Proper humidification enhances indoor comfort and helps to lessen static electricity and other damaging effects of dry air.

Benefits include:

  • Automatic whole-home indoor humidification without the need for frequent water re-filling and pad cleaning, compared to portable humidifiers
  • Ideally suited for indoor heating and cooling systems that have lower air flows and air temperature in the ductwork that might reduce humidity delivery when using an evaporative whole-home humidifier

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