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Trane CleanEffects is Certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Trane CleanEffects™

Setting the standard in air quality, the Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner uses revolutionary technology that supplies your home with a cleaner, healthier environment, allowing you to breathe easier – literally. Remove up to 99.98% of airborne particles with our air cleaner for your home and say goodbye to worrying about breathing in harmful bacteria or allergens. 

Asthma & allergy friendly™ Certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

With more than 60 million Americans suffering from asthma and allergies, this certification mark guides consumers in identifying products more suitable for people with asthma and allergies. The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Mark is awarded only to those products that that are scientifically proven to reduce exposure to asthma and allergy triggers. Highest efficiency Standard air cleaners have filters that are very dense, so they stop the dust by trapping it in a slightly porous filter. The fewer the pores, the more dust it can trap. However, this not only stops the dust and dirt, but it also stops the air from moving as well. So, you may not be as comfortable, and less air is cleaned efficiently. This is called pressure drop. The revolutionary Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner has the lowest pressure drop with the highest efficiency possible.

Small particles, large effects
Particles like dust, smoke and bacteria are often .3 microns or less. At that size, allergens can get deep into your lungs because they aren’t filtered well by your nose and throat. An effective Trane air cleaner, such as Trane CleanEffects™, can reduce the presence of potential asthma and allergy attack triggers in your home, like dust, pollen, pet hair and dander, dust mites, mildew, lint, fungus, most tobacco smoke, cooking grease, and even bacteria.

Patented innovation
The Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner utilizes patented, breakthrough air cleaning technology to
remove up to an astounding 99.98% of airborne allergens from the air that passes through the filter.
It catches particles as small as .1 micron, making it 8 times more effective than even the best HEPA
room filters and up to 100 times more effective than a standard 1-inch filter.

Verified by Harvard experts
Trane CleanEffects™ has been performance-tested by LMS Technologies and Environmental
Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E), with the results verified by professors from the Harvard School of
Public Health, so you know you are getting an air cleaner for your home like no other.

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CleanEffects™ Filter Features:
 Removal of up to 99.98% of particles and allergens from your filtered indoor air. It
removes particles as small as .1 microns – 1/1,000th the diameter of a human hair – a size
that eludes most air cleaners.
 Industry-leading clean air delivery rate of 1,200.
 Low operating costs, with no replacement filters to buy.
 Cleaning indicators easily visible on the outside of the unit.
 Easy-to-clean filters. Just vacuum or rinse once every 3 to 9 months (depending on usage).
 Easy installation.
 Quiet operation.
 Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner was designed to fall well below the 50 parts per billion (ppb) FDA voluntary            emission limit for medical devices. Trane CleanEffects™
contributes a negligible amount of ozone – less than .3 ppb to the living space.
 Typical ozone levels during the summer outdoors are at about 60 to 90 ppb, and indoor
levels can vary greatly but are typically between 12 ppb to more than 80 ppb. Testing of
Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner by third parties has shown there’s no more ozone in a
home installed with Trane CleanEffects™ than what naturally occurs in the environment
already.
 A Trane air cleaner is the industry benchmark supported and verified by third parties who
make it their business to know about clean air.
 Minimal pressure drop. Delivering more clean air by volume to your living space.

 

The above article is reprinted from www.trane.com


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Indoor Air Quality

Importance of UV Light

We all know that having clean, breathable air is important to everyone, but what you may not know is how easy it is to achieve.

According to PMC, “Levels of fungi growing on insulation within air-handling units (AHUs) in an office building and levels of airborne fungi within AHUs were measured before the use of germicidal UV light and again after 4 months of operation. The fungal levels following UV operation were significantly lower than the levels in control AHUs.”

Keys of Having Good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Having good indoor air quality is key to having a healthy lifestyle. Changing out filters and making sure your home is dust free are just two of the ways you can make sure you are breathing in good, clean air.

You spend about 90% of your time indoors. 

Ultraviolet Light Treatment Equipment

For years, UV light treatment equipment has been used, and is sometimes mandatory, in health care facilities, commercial buildings, hotels, schools, daycare centers and food processing plants. Today it is becoming even more common in the home to sterilize and neutralize airborne bacteria, molds, dust mites and odors.

While independent research has not been done on the technology’s effectiveness to reduce airborne bacteria and allergens in the home, a 2003 study published in The Lancet medical journal found ultraviolet light purifiers used in three office buildings reduced overall worker sickness by about 20 percent, including a 40 percent drop in breathing problems. The ultraviolet lamps were aimed at the cooling coils and drip pans in the ventilation systems of the buildings. The lights were turned on for four weeks; then turned off for 12 weeks. The cycle was repeated three times for almost a year. The use of the lights resulted in a 99-percent reduction of the concentration of germs on irradiated surfaces within the ventilation systems.


How It Works

Installed in the main supply or return duct of an air-source heat pump or air conditioning system, UV lights disinfect the air stream as it passes through the HVAC system. The lights usually operate continuously 24 hours a day, but only require between 15 Watts to 85 Watts depending on the system.

UV lights do not typically disinfect the air flowing through your ducts in just one pass, but your home’s air re-circulates more than 50 times a day during normal operation of a heat pump or air conditioning system, and with every pass more and more contaminants are destroyed.

Contact us today to schedule your complimentary indoor air quality inspection.

 


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Aeroseal Air Duct Sealing Is UL Approved

Aeroseal UL Label

The product used for the Aeroseal Duct Sealing Application is UL listed.

One giant leap forward – a new category has just been added to Underwriters Laboratory’s list of approved solutions for duct sealing. UL 1381 was just created specifically to cover aerosol duct sealing technology and provides contractors with a UL-certified alternative to older methods of sealing duct leaks – such as tape and mastic.

When it comes to industry standards, the UL symbol is about as ubiquitous as it gets. For more than a century, the UL symbol (the trademark of Underwriters Laboratory) has assured consumers that a product meets stringent safety standards. UL Environment supports the growth and development of environmentally preferable products.

And now, Aeroseal is part of the UL family. Along with several recent Aeroseal-related updates by other prestigious standards bodies such as ANSI/BPI (Building Performance Institute), NGBS (National Green Building Standard) and FEMP (Federal Energy Management Program), the creation of a new UL category specific to aerosol duct sealing is about as clear of an indicator that this game-changing approach to duct sealing is heading towards the mainstream.

If you have hot or cold spots in your house, excessive dust and would like to save some money on your heating and cooling bill, you may have leaky air duct work.

Contact us to day to schedule your complimentary duct work inspection.

 


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How Often Should I Change My Air Filters

Pleasant Air Wow. This could easily be the #1 question of all time and the answers you may have received in the past, were probably something like: once a month, once every three months or even longer in between, with a certain type of air filter.

While those people were well intentioned, and that answer was probably correct in most situations, the fact of the matter is this: There is no common time frame that meets or serves the needs of all homes and lifestyles, especially when you are using a basic air filter.

You can start by checking your filter after one month. If its dirty then replace it. If not, then check it again in 2 weeks. Continue this process until your filter needs replaced. Use this as a guide as to just how often that you will need to install a new filter.

You may have a pet that just can’t wait until tomorrow let alone next month, to share a little more of their furry coat with you.

There are a number of types available from basic fiberglass to high density pollen and allergy filters. Sometimes the higher density filters may restrict the air flow that your system needs to properly operate and may cause unhealthy conditions within your home. One early indicator of this could be an increase in your energy bill.

If you have health related issues that require you to have a special filtration system call us today to schedule a complimentary evaluation.

Pleasant Air specializes in providing you with an air filtration system that will best suit your needs and assure you of a healthier indoor environment.


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Pleasant Air Offers Tranes Current Financing Offer

Tranes Current Financing OfferFull Service Heating & Cooling

Through summer storms or blizzard conditions, nothing stops a reliable and efficient Trane® contractor like us from keeping you comfortable all year long. Now is the right time to upgrade your old system or repair your existing system to be ready for any season.

routine maintenance, system servicing, emergency assistance

If your equipment isn’t working properly, you need a qualified service tech to diagnose and repair your air conditioner. Sometimes, your system just needs to be cleaned and checked over. If there is a problem, it’s always better to fix it sooner rather than wait when it could be a larger more expensive problem to fix. We offer ac repair and heating repair services in your local area for any make or model of HVAC systems.

Click here to view terms and apply for financing.

Contact us today to schedule your complimentary estimate.


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Spot Festival 2017

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spot festival 2017

This years Spot Festival will be held on September 23rd and 24th. It will be at the same location as previous years, 14223 U.S. 17, Hampstead, North Carolina. It kicks off at 9am on Saturday and closes at 5pm on Sunday. Admission is $3.00.

Featured bands at the festival will be The Carolina Band, Chillin Dixie and Band of Oz.

Activities include Bungee jumps, a rock wall, blow up rides, pony and camel rides and gem mining. Fireworks by Zambellis will be at 9pm on Saturday.

Spot dinners will be served up at 11am – Enjoy!

For a complete schedule you may visit their website at www.ncspotfestival.com

 

 


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If for any reason we have disappointed you, please call us at 910.270.3934 and we will do what is right by you. We truly value you as a customer and appreciate the opportunity to be your preferred HVAC service provider. As we are always looking on ways to improve, we appreciate your feedback.

Sincerely,

Bryant Crawford

President

Pleasant Air Inc.