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Indoor Air Quality

At 1st Choice Heating & Cooling, we understand the importance of indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality can lead to a variety of health problems, including allergies, asthma, and headaches. In a region like Waukesha and Milwaukee, WI where we can spend months indoors, clean air in the home is very important. That’s why we offer a wide range of services designed to improve the air in your home. We can install filtration devices, humidifiers, and other tools to help filter impurities from the air. By improving the air inside, we can help you breathe easier and live a healthier life.

Right Angle Return Box


Improve your indoor air quality with 1st Choice's air filtration devices. Our systems effectively remove dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores and other contaminants, reducing odors and enhancing airflow. Using a right angle return system allows for maximum air flow through your heating and cooling system and compatibility with various filter styles. Combine this system with a MERV 11 media air cleaner for optimal filtration against common air pollutants. Unlike standard filters, our deep-pleated media filters capture particles seven times more efficiently, while promoting clean air flow for minimal system stress.

PlasmaAir Ionizer


We are pleased to offer the installation of PlasmaAir's cutting-edge bipolar ionization technology, a remarkable addition to your home heating and cooling systems. Eclipsing traditional air filtration, UV, and HEPA filters, PlasmaAir emulates the purity of mountain air by generating positive and negative oxygen ions that effectively neutralize airborne pollutants.

The exceptional benefits of PlasmaAir include:

  • Achieving up to a 99.9% reduction in bacteria and viruses, promising cleaner, healthier air.

  • Effectively clearing airborne pet dander and dust, enhancing the comfort and cleanliness of your living environment.

  • Delivering a 98.6% total Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) reduction, ensuring fewer harmful chemicals in your indoor air.

  • Neutralizing odors, leaving your home feeling fresh and free from unwanted smells.

  • Experience the transformation PlasmaAir can bring to your home's air quality.

Aprilaire Humidifier Model 700


In the challenging climate of Wisconsin, where winters are long and dry, maintaining a comfortable home environment can be a real struggle. Implementing an effective humidification system can substantially alleviate this discomfort by offsetting the arid air in your home.

Below are five compelling reasons to consider using a humidifier:

  • Skin Health: As moisture levels fall below 30%, your skin may become dry, flaky, and itchy. Though lotions and lip balms provide temporary relief, restoring humidity in the air fosters longer-lasting skin hydration and health.

  • Throat Comfort: Similar to your skin, your throat may feel dry and irritated when the air lacks adequate moisture. This dryness can even affect your voice, causing hoarseness or temporary voice loss. Using a humidifier can reduce coughing, decrease snoring, and enhance throat comfort.

  • Sinus Relief: Low humidity levels can dry out your nasal passages and sinuses, resulting in discomfort, illnesses, and even bloody noses. Maintaining a controlled level of humidity in the air promotes optimal nasal and sinus function.

  • Preservation of Floors and Furniture: Just as with your skin and throat, your floors and furniture can suffer from low humidity levels. Fluctuations in humidity levels can potentially damage these items. However, a professionally monitored humidification system ensures consistent humidity year-round, protecting your valuable possessions.

  • Healthy Plant Environment: Indoor plants also thrive under optimal humidity conditions. Properly humidified air allows plants to retain water more effectively, prolonging the time between watering.


Investing in a humidification system will provide these benefits and contribute significantly to a more comfortable and healthier home environment.

AprilAire Dehumidifier


While a certain level of humidity is beneficial for comfort and health, excessive moisture can create a variety of problems in your home. If you notice musty odors, fogged-up windows, or dark spots on ceilings and walls, it might be time to consider a dehumidification solution.

Investing in a dehumidifier can provide numerous benefits:

  • Mold Prevention: A dehumidifier prevents the growth of mold on your ceilings, walls, furniture, and other surfaces. Without the presence of mold, you can say goodbye to the accompanying musty smells.

  • Enhanced HVAC Efficiency: High humidity can place an extra burden on your HVAC system. By reducing humidity levels, a dehumidifier allows your HVAC system to cool the air and remove moisture more efficiently. This lightens the load on your system, helping to prevent breakdowns and prolonging its lifespan.


By maintaining optimal humidity levels in your home, you can enhance comfort, improve air quality, and preserve the health of your home environment and HVAC system.

Energy Recovery Ventilator

Heat/Energy Recovery Ventilation System

Our everyday activities, from breathing to cooking to washing dishes, continually add moisture into our indoor environment. However, managing this moisture, along with any gases that may emanate from appliances like gas range stoves or water heaters, is vital for maintaining a comfortable and healthy home atmosphere. This is where Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs) and Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) come into play.

HRVs and ERVs expertly extract the heat or coolness from the exhaust air, transferring it to the incoming fresh air. This ingenious heat exchange process not only optimizes your indoor temperature but also contributes significantly to energy efficiency. The system's fans require only minimal energy to operate, further reducing your home's overall energy consumption.

One of the standout advantages of an HRV or ERV is its heat recovery capability. In fact, up to 85% of the heat that would otherwise be lost in the outgoing air is reclaimed during the heat exchange core transfer. This means more warmth in the colder months without additional heating costs.

Invest in an HRV or ERV today and experience the benefits of efficient and cost-effective home ventilation.

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