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We offer a variety of HVAC Accessories to improve the comfort, health, and safety of your home.

There’s a science to managing comfort in your home, and Wahl Family, Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing knows just how to do it. From managing humidity, to improving the quality of the air you breathe, to ensuring your families safe, we have you covered.

Types of Accessories: Solar Attic Fans, Air Cleaners, Surge Protectors, Humidifiers, Dehumidifiers, CO and Smoke Detectors, Wireless and “Smart” Thermostats, Water Purification and Water Softeners….and more!

Air Cleaners

Allergy and Asthma sufferers and those sensitive to dust, mold, and other allergens can greatly benefit from the use of an air cleaner and/or in-duct air purifier (REME Halo).

Dust, dirt, allergens, mold, bacteria, and even viruses, pollute our indoor air making it uncomfortable, and even unhealthy to breathe.  Whole house air cleaners work with your HVAC system to reduce or remove these contaminants, greatly improving the quality of the air circulating in your home.

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The award winning REME HALO® in-duct air purifier is the next generation of indoor air quality (IAQ) technology and capable of purifying every cubic inch of air that your central air conditioning system reaches. Designed to eliminate sick building syndrome risks by reducing odors and air pollutants, the REME HALO® in-duct air purifier is the best solution for whole house and building air purification. Invented to recreate nature’s process of purifying the air, it’s like bringing fresh outdoor air inside without ever having to open your windows. And it’s effective against all three categories of indoor air pollutants: Particulates, Microbial and Gases. You can now reduce common allergy triggers from particulates such as pollen, mold spores, dander and dust. Thoroughly tested on airborne and surface bacteria & viruses, such as MRSA, e-coli, and Norwalk, to name a few. Say goodbye to odors from cooking, pets, dirty socks, diaper pails, and musty rooms.

**A version of the REME Halo is available for for Ductless systems.  The Mini Split PHI System by RGF® is a PHI Cell® technology. The product is easily mounted onto a mini split unit without modification by using hook-and-loop adhesive strips. The Mini Split PHI incorporates its own pull out reusable copper/silver ionic germicidal electro static filter.

Trane CleanEffects

Trane’s breakthrough Trane CleanEffects™ air filtration system can remove up to 99.98% percent of airborne allergens from your home’s filtered air, without the need to ever replace a filter.

 

  • The standard air cleaners on the market have filters that are very dense. Meaning they try to 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. In other words, the amount of air that goes through your system is reduced so you may not be as comfortable. Less air is cleaned efficiently. This is called pressure drop. The revolutionary Trane CleanEffects air filtration system has the lowest pressure drop with the highest efficiency possible. Our unique patented technology is designed to let air flow freely through the most advanced filtration system available. The result, more of your air is cleaned faster and more effectively than anything else on the market.

5” Media Air Cleaner                                                          Aprilaire Model 2210 Air Purifier              

If an air cleaner isn’t added to a forced air system the only filtration for dust, dirt, mold, bacteria, etc. is a thin 1″ or 2″ filter that is usually made a of course fiberglass material.  Those 1″ filters prevent air from flowing through the system, increasing static pressure and decreasing the system’s efficiency.  A clogged filter can even decrease the lifespan of the equipment by reducing airflow to the point of overheating.  A relatively inexpensive option to improve both air flow and air filtration is to add a 5″ media style air cleaner especially when it’s purchased at the same time as the furnace or air conditioner.  5″ filters typically need to be changed only once every 6-months although individual needs may vary.

 

 

Humidifiers

Mt Lebanon Plumbing Companies | 412.343.9245Adding a humidifier to your system will help you to feel warmer without having to turn up the dial on thermostat.  During the winter months your home will feel dry!! That static in the air, the burning in your sinuses, sore throat, and itchy skin…that’s from the lack of humidity in your home! We can help make you more comfortable! A whole house humidifier doesn’t have to be expensive!! We have green options that will keep your utility bills low and your home comfortable.

 

Dehumidifiers

Plumbers in Mt Lebanon | 412.343.9245When it comes to feeling comfortable, nothing affects your body’s perception of comfort more than the humidity level. Besides lowering your utility bills, humidity control is very important to your health. Since air conditioners work as dehumidifiers, it may be time to replace your unit if you’re experiencing mold or feel uncomfortable in the heat. Additional testing may show that an additional dehumidifier is needed in your home.

There’s fairly narrow range between too much and too little of it!

Keeping your home’s humidity levels in check can significantly improve the healthfulness and comfort of your home. Industry experts state that keeping your home’s humidity between 30-60% can help reduce the effects of many unwanted conditions. Excess humidity or too little humidity can not only lead to an unhealthy home but also cause permanent damage to your home and belongings.

Too Little Humidity

  • You experience chronic physical symptoms such as sore throats, dry/itchy skin, nose bleeds or sinus irritation.
  • Your home’s wood floors are shrinking and cracking. Joints in wood furniture are becoming loose or failing.
  • Wallpaper is peeling, while your paint or plaster is starting to crack.
  • Annoying and sometimes painful static shocks are common occurrences.
  • Your thermostat is cranked up, as is your energy bill, but you still feel cold.
  • Your piano and other musical instruments are falling out of tune.

Too Much Humidity

  • Your skin often feels clammy, sweaty or sticky.
  • Musty-smelling odors are invading your living space.
  • Wood floors, trim or wood furniture is warping or rotting, paint is peeling.
  • Condensation, frost or ice have formed on the inside surface of your windows. Water pipes are “sweating”.
  • Damp spots, or worse, mold and mildew, have formed on ceilings or walls.
  • Your allergies or asthma have gotten worse due to the growth of mold, mildew and dust mites.
  • Your house is a breeding ground for termites, cockroaches and other pests.

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Solar Powered Attic Fans

An attic fan is an excellent way to reduce cooling costs while improving the comfort in your home.

A solar Plumbing Companies in Upper St Clair | 412.343.9245attic fan costs about the same as an electric fan to install, but without the added utility cost to run the unit.

 

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Energy Star  This Energy Star product qualifies for a Federal Energy Savings Tax Credit and has a 25 Year Warranty!!

Attic Safety / Ceiling Saver Kit

If your system is located in the attic a clogged drain can pose a serious problem! This kit is designed to protect your ceiling from leaks, saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in repairs! This customized kit will safely drain away excess water, and will shut your unit down in the event of extraordinary water or pump failure.

Safety Devices

Wahl offers a variety of home safety devices include carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors, and in-duct smoke detectors.  A detector should be installed on every floor of your home, and checked monthly to ensure that it is functioning properly.

Safety First

While some UV products are merely UL Registered, the CAP500 models are safety certified by Environmental Testing Laboratories (ETL). This provides peace-of-mind with assurance that the unit meets or exceeds stringent UL safety standards.

Whole House Residential Surge Arrestors

The typical home sees a 100V surge hourly and a 1000V surge monthly. Protect your appliances, home office, and entertainment centers from these invisible threats by diverting or limiting the surge current with a whole house surge arrestor.

Carbon Monoxide is a colorless odorless gas created as a bi-product of burning fuel that can be fatal.  Protect your family with a CO detector, and annual inspections on all fuel ran appliances.  See our blog for more information about carbon monoxide detection, and poison prevention

Induct Smoke Detectors:  The number one reason for death in a fire is smoke inhalation.  An in-duct smoke

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detector is installed inside of the duct work, and not only sounds an alarm when smoke is detected but also shuts down the furnace blower to prevent the spread of toxic smoke.

Wireless Thermostats/Smart Thermostats and Home Automation Systems

Technology today is constantly improving and changing the way that we live.  The same advancements that Plumbers in Mt Lebanon | Mt Lebanon Plumbing Companiesbrought us tablets and smart phones is now available in the Comfort Controls that are used to control HVAC systems.

Wireless Thermostats:  Before wireless technology the placement of a home’s thermostat was limited to where the controls wires could be ran.  As a result thermostats were sometimes installed in kitchens, by fireplaces, or windows where they would sense a temperature higher or lower than the rest of the home creating inconsistent comfort, and higher than necessary utility bills.  Now, with wireless technology, people no longer have to “just deal” with these issues anymore.

Non-Programmable or Programmable Wireless Thermostats:  The thermostat itself can be installed wherever the homeowner wants it.  A control box on the heating system communicates with the thermostat allowing complete freedom.

Accessories:  A wide variety of accessories can be added to wireless thermostats including mobile comfort stations (remote controls), humidity sensors and controls, and even internet connections that allow you to control the thermostat from your PC, smart phone, or tablet.

High Definition / “Smart” Thermostats:

Several manufactures including our favorites, Trane and Honeywell, offer high definition thermostats that more closely resemble flat screen televisions than thermostats.  These thermostats can be connected to the internet for control outside of the home, as well as live weather updates, and much more.  The Trane TCONT950 even Wahl Family Heating, Cooling & Plumbing | 412.343.9245allows users to display slide-shows, turning the thermostat into a digital picture frame!

Home Automation System

Z-Wave™

Wahl Family Heating, Cooling & Plumbing | 412.343.WAHLUtilizing Z-Wave™ technology your laptop or smart phone will let you monitor and control your thermostat, lights, and/or security cameras with the touch of a button. Other Z-Wave products include a water alarm and water valve that will alert you in the event that a water line breaks or water line is backed up and allow you to turn off the water to prevent damage until help can arrive.

Wahl Heating and Cooling, Inc. installs the Z-Wave, and accessories!! Internet access is required. For more information or to schedule your free in-home estimate, call or email us today!

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