Carrier’s Healthy Homes Initiative: Improving Indoor Air Quality and Safety in Homes


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These days, many people are spending more time at home than ever before. It is imperative that we all work together to take steps toward healthier living and working spaces. This includes both the air we breathe as well as the comfort in our spaces. Our homes have become the new office, classroom, gym and restaurant, elevating the importance of indoor air quality in 2020. Now is the time to focus on the comfort in our homes.

Carrier is always looking to the future of healthier homes and buildings. From collaborating with leading experts to study the effects of improving indoor environmental quality on cognitive function, to our own investments in R&D solutions that improve operational efficiency and help make buildings and homes healthier. Therefore, as part of our Healthy Buildings Program, Carrier recently launched Healthy Homes – a suite of targeted solutions that can help improve the overall quality of indoor air in homes.

With this program, Carrier has outlined a number of solutions that can help improve the overall comfort and air quality of a home. There is not one answer that is right for everyone, which is why homeowners can learn about options across a wide breadth of solutions ranging from indoor air quality products to home fire security and systems with enhanced humidity control.

Carrier’s Healthy Homes product offering addresses key foundations of healthy spaces as outlined by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Homes for Health: 36 Expert Tips to Make Your Home a Healthier Home report, which was funded, in part, by Carrier.

Products in the suite of Healthy Homes solutions includes:

Infinity® Air Purifiers work silently with a home’s HVAC system and can help improve whole home indoor air quality with Captures & Kills® technology Third-party testing finds that the technology in the Infinity air purifier inactivates 99% of coronavirus trapped on the filter; it also inactivates 99% of select viruses and bacteria trapped on the filter, such as a common cold virus surrogate, Streptococcus pyogenes and human influenza.1

Performance™ Germicidal Ultraviolet (UV) Lamps are designed to kill the mold and bacteria that can grow in the moist environment of the indoor coils to help keep the system efficient and clean air flowing.

OptiClean™ Dual-Mode Air Scrubber plugs into a standard electrical outlet to quickly improve indoor air quality with HEPA filtration.

Performance™ Series Whole-Home Dehumidifiers work quietly to wring out humidity from the air so homeowners can be comfortable.

Carrier® Humidifiers can “moisturize” dry, heated, winter air, making a home feel more comfortable.

Carrier® Whole-Home Ventilators offer a controlled solution for bringing fresh outdoor air into the home.

TruSense Alarms with Advanced Smoke Detection Technology use next-generation sensors to accurately detect various types of smoke and reduce common nuisance alarms.

Wire-Free Interconnected Smoke Alarms with 10-year Worry-Free batteries that talk to each other so that when one alarm sounds, they all sound, offering the entire household enhanced early warning in the event of an emergency and extra time to escape.

Combination Smoke & CO Alarm is ideal for kitchen applications and helps reduce nuisance alarms from cooking.

To learn more about the solutions available, visit: http://www.corporate.carrier.com/healthyhomes.

1 The Infinity® air purifier has demonstrated effectiveness against the murine coronavirus, based on third-party testing (2020) showing a >99% inactivation, which is a virus similar to the human novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19. Therefore, the Infinity air purifier can be expected to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with its directions for use. Third-party testing (2012, 2007) also shows ≥99% inactivation for the type of virus that causes common colds, Streptococcus pyogenes and human influenza. Airborne particles must flow through your HVAC system and be trapped by the Infinity filter to be inactivated at 99%. Learn how it works at carrier.com/purifier.
Justin Keppy

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