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Adverse Summer Weather Events Make Clean Indoor Air Essential

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AprilAire’s Whole-House Indoor Air Quality Solutions Combat Negative Indoor Air Quality from Seasonal Weather Events

MADISON, Wis. (June 8, 2022) – From coast to coast, adverse summer weather events like hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, and dust storms can make it difficult to keep indoor air clean and healthy. AprilAire offers a host of solutions that are essential for healthy indoor air quality (IAQ) inside homes with whole-house dehumidifiers, air purifiers, and ventilation systems.

Summer hurricanes usually exact their toll quickly with flooding and high wind damage, but the effects of the increased moisture on a home and its residents can wreak havoc far longer than the actual storm. During clean up and beyond, AprilAire whole-house dehumidifiers can help remove moisture from inside the home, limiting mold’s ability to grow and protecting its physical construct as well as the air that residents breathe. AprilAire whole-house air purifiers, proper ventilation systems, and high-quality MERV filters can help capture and remove mold spores and other indoor particulates like dust, pollen, and viruses and keep people healthy.

Removing moisture from indoor air and keeping the humidity at the universally accepted range of 40–60% is key for overall health and wellness. Additionally, it’s important to introduce fresh air into homes safely, scientifically, and in a proven manner. The EPA states that indoor air is up to five times more polluted than the air outside and, since people spend 90% of their time indoors, ventilation is key.

“Think of a fresh air ventilation system as an intricate set of lungs,” said Dale Philippi, president and CEO of Research Products Corporation, parent company of AprilAire. “Today’s tightly constructed homes are great for lowering energy costs but also trap air pollution and other contaminants like volatile organic compounds (VOCs), airborne viruses, dust, mold, and odors inside. That’s why a ventilation system is critical, especially in the summer.”

In the western part of the United States, wildfires and even dust storms create a different set of challenges outside as well as in. Wildfires create excessive amounts of smoke, polluting the air outdoors as well as penetrating inside quickly, impacting the health of residents, creating long-term respiratory issues, and aggravating current health conditions. Even if people evacuate during a wildfire, there will still be lingering smoke in the indoor air after it’s been deemed safe to return.

When air quality outside is affected by fire, smoke, and dust, it’s important to keep windows closed and turn off in-home ventilation systems to protect the air inside. AprilAire whole-house air purifiers and MERV 16 air filters can remove fine particles from indoor air, to make indoor air healthy to breathe. AprilAire MERV 16 filters can remove up to 99%* of allergy and asthma triggers, including smoke, pollen, mold, and more. As a bonus, these filters also capture 98%* of airborne viruses.

Whether it’s hurricanes and flooding in the south or wildfires and dust storms in the west, AprilAire’s whole-house solutions can make the inside of a home the absolutely most comfortable it can be. AprilAire’s signature solution, the AprilAire Healthy Air System®, provides all-in-one fresh air ventilation, air purification, humidity control, zoning, control, and radon mitigation which are all essential to maintaining proper indoor air quality no matter the weather events that summer brings.

*Contaminants removed based on air passing through the filtering system.

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AprilAire is on a mission to make homes healthy. We believe everyone deserves Healthy Air and envision a future with Healthy Air in every home. We value healthy living, customer inspired innovation, simplicity of design, straight talk and delivering real results as promised, and most importantly making a positive difference in the lives of our customers, families, and communities. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin since 1954, AprilAire has been creating and delivering Healthy Air solutions to manage air purity, humidity, fresh air supply, radon mitigation, and temperature for all types of homes, in all environments. We have an unparalleled reputation as the brand of choice among tens of thousands of professional contractors and make a Healthy Air difference in the lives of the millions of families who rely on our products every day. To learn how to turn your house into a Healthy Home with the AprilAire Healthy Air System® and learn about other solutions, visit

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