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August 2017

Nothing to Sneeze At!

Did you know that the air inside your home could be as much as 100 times more polluted than outdoor air? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks poor indoor air quality among the Top 5 environmental health risks.   

Homes with older heating and cooling systems and newer homes that have been built to be more “air tight” are both susceptible to poor indoor air quality. Indoor air can be loaded with contaminants and allergens that cause respiratory problems such as asthma and sinusitis. Among the most prominent are mildew, dust mites, pet dander, pest droppings, residue from cleaning agents, and biological contaminants like bacteria and viruses. 

HVAC systems are designed to circulate the indoor air in your home.  House dust, the worst offender for causing indoor allergy and asthma symptoms, gets trapped and collects inside ventilation system ducts, resulting in decreased efficiency of your system, and adding to the likelihood that your heating & cooling system is adding to the indoor air pollution in your home.

Additionally, ducted HVAC ventilation systems that become damp are breeding environments for molds, mildew and other microbes and microorganisms.

Allergy Relief at Last!
Several of our customers have found relief from allergy and asthma symptoms by making the switch to a ductless heating & cooling system. Gail from Mashpee, who suffers from multiple allergies, even wrote to thank us for “giving me my life back” after the installation of a Mitsubishi ductless heating & cooling system in her home. 

After multiple trips to the ER to treat severe allergy symptoms, Gail’s pulmonary specialist recommended she install a home air conditioning system. Gail connected with The Fuel Company and we had the perfect solution. The Mitsubishi ductless heating & cooling system we installed for Gail provides her with higher air quality in each room in which a unit is installed, with a filter in each unit.

Since we installed her ductless system Gail has not had to make any return trips to the hospital. She is scrupulous in cleaning and replacing the filters in her system to help ensure the purity of the air circulating in her home. And she feels great!

As a bonus, Gail reports that, by using her ductless system to heat the rooms she uses most often, her heating oil budget last winter was reduced by two-thirds, dropping from $153 per month to just $40. Her electricity costs for the ductless system were only about $40, so Gail’s net monthly savings are pretty good!

Filtering Out the Source
The Mitsubishi ductless systems we install feature three filtration options that can significantly reduce airborne allergens in your home, removing up to 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and other pollutants:

  • ADVANCED MULTI-STAGE  FILTRATION: Captures and removes contaminants that trigger allergy and asthma symptoms, spread illness and impact air quality.
  • PLATINUM DEODORIZING  FILTER: Platinum Deodorizing filters use nanotechnology to absorb odors to neutralize the worst smells.
  • WASHABLE  FILTERS: Washable filters last up to 10 years and give you another way to save money and reduce environmental impact.

If you suffer from allergies, are concerned about indoor pollutants and airborne toxins, or simply want to enjoy the cleaning, purest air in your home, a Mitsubishi ductless heating & cooling system could be the solution you are looking for. Call us at (508) 388-1022 to find out more about these remarkable systems.