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Indoor air quality (IAQ) plays a significant role in providing the best experience for those you serve and can positively affect the perception of your business. Controlling indoor air pollution can reduce health risks for your customers and improve productivity for your employees. Use these helpful tips to start creating a clean, pollution-free environment.

Know Your Air Filters and Change Them Regularly

Air filters are a vital part of any HVAC system, and their effectiveness depends on the quality and materials used to create them. Filters help clean the air circulating in your customers' homes and office while reducing airborne debris build-up. To be effective, they must be changed regularly.

Keep Entrances and Solid-Surface Floors Clean

Pesticides, dirt and other pollutants can be easily tracked indoors at entrances. Placing floor mats at front doors/entrances can significantly reduce these contaminants. For those particles that make it beyond floor matting, regular mopping of hard surfaces with microfiber mops can capture lingering dust and allergens better than traditional mops.

Add Odor Neutralizing to Your Cleaning Program

When considering air quality for your customers, adding hodor-neutralizing solutions can help assure your customers of cleanliness. Exclusive to Edge Supply, the Renown® collection includes air fresheners/neutralizers, dispensers and urinal screens that eliminate odor-causing bacteria for fresh air that lasts longer.

Ensure You're Cooling with the Right Unit Size

Did you know that many people buy oversized AC units because they think they'll provide better cooling? The truth is that oversized AC units are less effective and waste energy.

It may seem logical that the larger the HVAC unit, the better the air quality. This is not always true, as oversized units can cool air too quickly, leaving homes feeling damp due to limited humidity removal.

Here's Why:
AC units remove heat and humidity from the air. Oversized units, though they may cool rooms quickly, only remove some of the humidity. This leaves rooms with a damp, clammy feeling. A properly sized unit will remove humidity effectively as it cools.

Figuring Out the Right Size:
To figure out which unit size is best for your cooling needs, you need to determine the square footage of the area to be cooled. For square and rectangular rooms, multiply the length of the area by its width. In triangular areas, you should multiply the length of the area by its width and divide by 2.

Need More Help?
Most rooms can be further divided into these basic shapes to determine the square footage. If the shape of your room is something other than square or rectangular, ask your sales associate to help you determine the square footage.

Ensure your business is using the right AC unit sizes with our helpful measurement guide.

Area To Be Cooled
(in Square Feet)
Capacity Needed
(BTUs per Hour)
100 to 1505000
150 to 2506000
250 to 3007000
300 to 3507000
350 to 4009000
400 to 45010000
450 to 55012000
550 to 70014000
700 to 100018000
1000 to 120021000
1200 to 140023000
1400 to 150024000
1500 to 200030000
2000 to 250034000

Control Indoor Air Pollution with Air Purifiers and Air Cleaners

Air purifiers control germs, odors and pollutants as they move through your customers' homes. Many are compact to fit in tight spaces, have remote functionality for ease of control and can include odor-control features to create a fresh environment for your customers.

Pair air purification systems with air cleaners to help improve indoor air quality in your customers' homes. High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) cleaners, filters and accessories remove up to 99.9% of airborne particles above a certain size. Most air cleaners include easy-to-replace HEPA filters and carbon filters, which help with odor control.

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