Indoor Air Quality

AtmosAir Air Purification

For nearly a decade, James River Air has been offering the AtmosAir air purification system.  The beauty of the AtmosAir system is just how easily it can be integrated into HVAC systems in homes and buildings or used as standalone portable units to improve Indoor Air Quality.

Airflow passes thru the patented ionization tube. The tube energizes the air to form bi-polar (or positive and negative) air ions. The airflow then distributes the ions into all of the spaces served by the duct system in an in-duct installation, or into the applicable space if a standalone unit is used. It’s that simple and elegant!

There’s no continual maintenance, no filters to keep changing or collector cells to constantly clean. The only maintenance required in most cases is a once yearly replacement of the ionization tube.

“We’ve both been very pleased with the AtmosAir systems. The dust in the house seems to have almost been erased and with it the allergens that plague [my wife]. While she still suffers from allergies & asthma, the house has become a sort of “safe zone” where she can re-energize. Thanks for your help, we wish we had known about this years ago.”


During the winter here in Virginia, it can get very dry.  You’ve probably experienced some of the symptoms:  dry skin, static electricity, respiratory problems.  A whole-house humidifier might be the perfect solution for keeping your entire house comfortable.  We install three different types:  bypass, powered, and steam.  Bypass and fan-powered humidifier are the least expensive option, and depending on your needs, they may be sufficient.  Steam humidifiers are more expensive, but also offer unparalleled comfort.  James River Air services and installs many different brands of humidifiers, including Honeywell, AprilAire, and General Aire.


Those of us who have lived in Virginia for any amount of time know that the problem in the summer is not so much the heat, it’s the humidity.  Your air conditioning or heat pump system is designed to control the temperature in your home, not the humidity.  A whole-house dehumidifier works in conjunction with your air conditioner or heat pump to keep your home’s humidity at a comfortable level.

Media Filters

For some homes, a standard 1″ filter may not provide adequate filtration.  Whole-house media air cleaners can be up to 85% more efficient at trapping microscopic particles like dust, smoke, pet dander, and mold spores.  They only need to be replaced every 6-12 months, instead of every month.

APCO Air Purifier

For several years now, we’ve featured the APCO (Advanced Photocatalytic Oxidation) Air Purifier.  These combine UV-C light and activated carbon to help reduce germs and odors without producing harmful ozone.

UV Lights

One of the most affordable and popular options, UV air purifiers remove odors, allergens, and more.  Typically we install low-voltage (24V) models that are wired in to your blower (air handler).  These remove potentially harmful bacteria as well as odors from cooking or pets.  Installing one of these on each of your HVAC systems helps improve overall air quality and comfort.