Children’s sneezes, cooking odors, pet dander, and plenty of other dirty substances swirl around in the air of our homes – are you cleaning those out, or are you just recirculating dirty air for your loved ones to breathe? Unless you have the protection of high efficiency filters and/or a UV (ultra-violet) light system, you are simply moving them around.
Standard air filters are the first line of defense for cleaner indoor air, but they are limited in what they can do for us. Indoor air is contaminated with chemicals used in furniture, carpets, cleaning supplies and other substances, and it is also a warm, moist location perfect for germ growth.
The first option as a solution is higher efficiency filters. There are multiple grades of air filters, but one common type is HEPA (high efficiency particulate air.) To qualify as HEPA by US government standards, an air filter must remove 99.97% of 0.3 micron-sized particles that pass through it. These filters are critical in the prevention of the spread of airborne bacterial and viral organisms so they have been used in medical facilities for many years. Using higher efficiency air filters in your system will be a big improvement over standard air filters, but not every system should use them.
A second option for cleaner air is the addition of a germicidal UV light system in your equipment. These purification systems use a combination of UV light and activated carbon to remove contaminants, odors and other unhealthy substances from the air. Testing has shown they can kill over 99% of airborne mold, bacteria, viruses and allergens after just the first 24 hours of use.
We’re here to help. Let us assess your system and recommend the best options for your home. High efficiency filters and UV technology are options that can improve your indoor air quality. Set up an appointment online or give us a call and we’ll provide you with a free estimate and a guarantee of satisfaction with our work. We are anxious to help you improve the quality of life in your home!
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