Most homeowners aren’t aware of this, but the quality of your indoor air can actually be worse than that of outdoors. With more and more folks interested in improving and maintaining their health, it makes sense that you’d want to know how to change this, right? Fortunately, we have some answers.
The thing is, without the right indoor air quality products and services in place, you’re essentially neglecting your indoor air quality, and effectively neglecting the health of your home. You don’t have to neglect this though! Read on to learn how not to.
Consider a Whole-House Air Purifier Installation
What’s an air purifier? It is a system that helps to eliminate particles and contaminants from your air. This can include allergens, VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), smoke, and more. There are a couple of different types of air purifiers, and which one will benefit you most depends on a number of factors.
We’ll get into what these different types are, but we do want to address one thing first. For most homeowners, when they hear air filtration or air purification, they think about the air filter in their HVAC system. This air filter is there to protect your HVAC system from particles like dirt and other debris, but not your indoor air. For that you need something a little different, like a:
Electronic Air Purifier: An electronic air purifier eliminates microscopic impurities from your indoor air. This can include things like dust, smoke, smog, pet dander, and even mold spores. These particles may seem harmless, since you can’t even detect them with the naked eye, but they can actually have quite the negative impact on the health of your family–especially those who suffer from allergies or asthma already.
It bears mentioning that for the best results with an electronic air purifier, you will need to clean its plates on a routine basis. The efficacy of this system wears down as dirt and dust accumulate. Fortunately though, all you need is a quick wipe down!
UV Air Purifier: Also referred to as UV lights or UV germicidal lights, a UV air purifier is installed directly into your air ducts, where it eliminates biological contaminants like mold and mildew. As you may imagine, the inside of your air ducts are cool and damp, and therefore a great breeding ground for mold.
UV lights are harmless to your household or your pets, but deadly to microorganisms. Plus, by eliminating mold growth, this UV radiation helps your AC perform more efficiently, saving you money in the long run.
Prioritizing Your Indoor Air Quality
Air purifiers are a great addition to any household looking to improve their indoor air quality. This isn’t the only solution we provide, though! Ask us about air duct cleaning as well as our humidifier and dehumidifier services. You’d be surprised to find just how much an incorrect balance of humidity can impact your home and your health.