Indoor Air Quality Tips
Air Purification Technology
There are several approaches to improving your home’s indoor air quality. Proper ventilation, moisture control, and targeting pollutants with technology are the most effective ways to improve your air quality. Many homeowners choose to install a mechanical or electronic air cleaner, while others install both an air cleaner and a UV germicidal light for ultimate protection. Allergies and other health conditions can be exacerbated by pollutants in your home, so you will need to choose a system that best fits your purification needs.
We can help you choose the right system for your home while staying within your budget. Air purification systems range both in quality and price. When you call us, we will discuss all of your options with you and suggest the system that works best at removing the contaminants that are causing your indoor air problems.
Mold, Bacteria & Viruses
Filtering allergens is just one approach to improving indoor air quality. You may also wish to target biological contaminants, such as bacteria, mold and viruses. UV germicidal lights are the most effective way to kill these pollutants in your home. When installed in your ventilation system, the ultraviolet lights will destroy any harmful airborne pathogen that cannot be filtered with other methods or technology.
Toxic mold growth is a serious health threat that should be taken care of at the source. Moisture control and proper ventilation are long–term preventative measures, but if your home has been exposed to mold growth, it may be a good idea to install a UV light to help protect you once the mold has been removed. Mold can grow very fast, and it reproduces by releasing spores that are circulated throughout the air inside your home. UV lights can help to prevent future mold growth, in addition to installing dehumidifiers and ensuring that your home has adequate ventilation.
HVAC Maintenance & Repair
Routine maintenance for your residential HVAC system can improve indoor air quality because it helps reduce the circulation of contaminants through your ventilation system. As long as you change air filters regularly and clean the accessible components of your system, you can help keep your indoor air clean. While you should also vacuum your vents on a regular basis, you may need to have your ducts professionally cleaned to ensure the best protection from harmful particles getting into the air stream.
Always have repairs done as soon as you notice a problem. When our qualified technicians repair your HVAC system, they will also check for clogged filters, dirty or faulty ducts, and other issues that could affect indoor air quality. You should also schedule an annual maintenance visit with one of our technicians to ensure that your system is running safely and efficiently. We will provide a professional cleaning during these check–ups to help keep your ventilation and duct system free of dust, pet hair, and other allergens.