If you’ve dedicated yourself to eating clean, you should also dedicate yourself to breathing clean — clean air, that is. The quality of the air inside your home in Lexington, North Carolina, is directly connected to your quality of life. Read on to learn how dehumidifiers, air purifiers and ventilators can help improve your home’s indoor air quality.


Basements, bathrooms and laundry rooms are several spaces in your home prone to high moisture levels. This can elevate indoor humidity levels. Running dehumidifiers in these problematic areas can help remove excess moisture and reduce the risk of microbial growth.

Air Purifiers

Air purifiers are portable devices that bring air into the units using a fan. The devices filter the air and release it back into your home. A mechanical filter inside the device absorbs airborne particulates.

Properly placing air purifiers is key to enabling them to work effectively with your home’s HVAC system. Position them near the source of pollutants, such as close to kitchen ranges or open windows.


Mechanical ventilation in the home occurs when devices such as exhaust fans move or vent air outdoors from a single room, such as a kitchen or bathroom. Ventilation can also occur when fans and ductwork remove indoor air and distribute filtered outdoor air throughout the house.

Products such as the Trane FreshEffects Energy Recovery Ventilator offer a whole-home solution to resolving poor indoor air quality problems. This device works by exhausting stale indoor air while exchanging it for an equal amount of fresh outdoor air. In new homes with tightly sealed building envelopes, the Trane FreshEffects ventilator also reduces the buildup of gases, odors and chemical vapors.

At Charlie’s Heating & Cooling, we take pride in helping our Lexington customers breathe cleaner air inside their homes with indoor air quality products. To schedule an indoor air quality assessment for your home, contact us by calling (336) 629-5453.

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