Indoor air quality is a growing concern for all of us these days. Studies show we spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, a large portion of which is spent inside our homes. And thanks to our more tightly insulated/sealed homes, the concentration of pollutants inside exceeds those from outdoors. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), studies show “human exposure to air pollutants may be two to five times – and occasionally more than 100 times – higher than outdoor levels!” These are some pretty scary statistics!
Fortunately, the HVAC industry has been aware of this issue for years and offers homeowners a variety of products that help improve the quality of air in their homes.
- Air Cleaners
Air cleaners can improve your health by keeping your entire house cleaner, protect your furnishings and save you time and the aggravation of continuous dusting and cleaning. A whole-house cleaner can help provide relief from irritants – up to 40 times more efficiently than standard furnace filters.
- Air Purifiers
An air purifier whole-house air filtration system is the most effective air cleaning system available. It thoroughly cleans and filters out 99.98% of airborne allergens that pass through the system. It is up to 100 times more effective than a standard 1″ filter.
By switching out your filters once a month you can cut down on the amount of dust and pollutants in your air. Filters remove dust and other particles from the air such as pollen, bacteria, smoke, smog, pet dander, and plant and mold spores. They also help to increase the energy efficiency and prolong the life of your heating and cooling system.
- Duct Cleaning
A whole-house duct cleaning dislodges dirt and debris in the airflow systems followed by a thorough cleaning. This cleaning will kill germs and bacteria, remove dust in your home, improve the efficiency of your system, make your home smell clean and fresh and is also recommended by doctors and allergists.
- UV Germicidal Lamps
With an Ultraviolet (UV) Germicidal Lamp you will not just remove airborne contaminants, you will destroy them. Mold and bacteria can easily grow on air conditioning coils as a result of normal condensation that takes place during the cooling process. A UV Germicidal Lamp is designed to kill that mold and bacteria by breaking down its DNA. The elimination of mold and bacteria will reduce your family’s risk of allergic reactions and illnesses as well as get rid of foul odors.