(Kinston, NC) - Field Controls introduced its Healthy Home System™ recently at the NAOHSM Show in Hershey, PA. This unique product turns the forced air ductwork of any home or small business into an integrated IAQ management system. The system is built around the Healthy Home System Control unit that monitors and controls the HVAC central fan to keep air Fresh, Clean, & Pure 24/7.
“The Healthy Home System Control uses patented technology that engages the central fan on a scheduled basis to keep air flowing throughout the building,” according to Bobby Nelson, Vice President of Sales. “To keep air clean and pure, it has to move. Our system manages air flow to ensure proper air changes, maximizing our filtration and UV components.”
An added benefit, according to Nelson, is improved energy efficiency. The system helps keep temperatures and humidity consistent throughout the home, extending the off-cycle time between calls for heating or cooling.
“This system has multiple benefits for the wholesaler, the contractor, and the homeowner,” says Nelson. “It’s a low-cost way to turn virtually any forced air system into a whole house IAQ system and it’s totally customizable.”
In addition to the control unit, the system consists of three components that work together to provide air that is Fresh, Clean, and Pure™.
The Fresh Air Damper regulates fresh air intake and helps circulate fresh air pursuant to ASHRAE standard 62.2. Nelson explains, “Fresh air is an often overlooked yet vital element of indoor air quality. Without adequate fresh air, the home becomes stale; oil and gas appliances waste energy.” Field offers two fresh air solutions: a motorized Fresh Air Damper in 4, 6, 8, & 10 inch sizes and a 6 inch pressure-activated Fresh/Make up Air Damper that automatically opens when the central fan is activated.
To clean the air in the building, Field produces a full line of Media Air Cleaners that use MERV 8 and MERV 11 filtration to automatically clean the air in the home. The Media Air Cleaner™ housing is installed in the return prior to the central fan. Field’s pleated media filters contain enough air cleaning capacity to clean for months without restricting air flow or placing a strain on the air handling system. The media is electrostatically super-charged for better efficiency and longer service life. It is moisture resistant and will not support the growth of bacteria or other microbes. The MERV 11 media captures airborne particles as small as 1.0 micron including dust, pollen, dander, mold spores, and bacteria.
The final component in the Healthy Home System is the UV-Aire® air purifier. Field Controls offers an extensive line of UV-Aire® options including 15 in-duct and two portable models. The UV-Aire in-duct models are installed over or near the A-coil to zap airborne invaders such as bacteria, viruses, mold, and dust mites. As these microscopic particles pass through the intense UV-C germicidal light, they are killed or sterilized. When installed over the A-coil, the UV-Aire kills mold on the coil while preventing new mold growth on the coil or in the drain pan.
New Packaging and Merchandising
Field is taking the Healthy Home System out of the brown box and into the front of the wholesale house. The new product line up is dressed in all new, full color packaging featuring the Fresh, Clean, & Pure message and is available for display in a new mobile merchandiser or end cap. The mobile merchandiser stands about six feet tall and includes a literature rack with simple instructions for choosing the correct components to create a custom Healthy Home System. “The wow factor for this new packaging is significant,” says Nelson. “It practically sells itself.”
For more information, call Field Controls at 252.522.3031 or visit www.fieldcontrols.com.