How’s the air quality inside your home? Are you concerned about how much time you spend indoors, which, for the average American, is estimated by the EPA to be more than 90% of your time? Have you heard the alarming fact that indoor air has much higher concentrations of contaminants than outdoor air? Do you want to know what you can do about it?
There are a few different systems that can dramatically improve indoor air quality. What exactly are the ways that your home will benefit? And what are the different options for getting your indoor air cleaner? Here’s the rundown.
An air filter, or mechanical air cleaner, is a simple addition to your HVAC system. The air that passes through the system is sent through a many-layered filter. Those layers trap contaminants within them. This is excellent for reducing the amount of larger contaminants, like pet hair.
Electronic Air Cleaning
This system includes a filter, but it also passes the air through an electrical field that positively charges tiny contaminants like dust, pollen, and germs. After that, the air passes over a negatively-charged plate, and the opposing charges are attracted to one another. This makes the contaminants stick to the plate, unable to flow out through your HVAC system with the rest of the air.
UV Air Purification
With the cleansing power of light, specifically ultraviolet light at a certain frequency, a UV air purifier installed in your ducts can actually kill germs. This particular frequency of light unravels the chemical bonds that hold things like bacteria and mold spores together, disassembling them and leaving them unable to cause illness or reproduce. This technology might seem high-tech, but it has been in use for decades, safely sanitizing everything from municipal water to hospital instruments.
How Air Purifiers Can Benefit You
- 1: A Cleaner Home: Capturing dust and pet hair will have the effect of reducing the presence of those contaminants around your home and thus lowering the amount of time you spend sweeping, vacuuming, and wiping down surfaces. Eliminating mold spores will prevent mildew from spreading in your home, and that kind of mess is extremely hard to clean once it spreads.
- 2: A Healthier Family: With higher indoor air quality, your family’s risk of allergy symptoms, asthma attacks, eye and respiratory irritation, headaches, and fatigue is lower. And with germs killed before they can infect you, you’ll spend fewer days ill, and you and your family will miss fewer days of work and school.
- 3: A Fresher Smell: Whether it’s the compost container, last night’s fried fish, or your teenager’s shoes, smells around the home are caused by actual particles in the air. Trapping or killing those particles will result in a house that smells fresh and clean.
If you’d like to know more about the various options or how you, your family, and your home could benefit from an air purifier in Dacula, GA, our team would be delighted to assist you.
Reach out to Wall Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for all your air quality needs.