Air Filtration Systems
If your indoor air quality is poor, you and your family are at risk for a host of different problems. When you consider that most of us are indoors up to 90% of the time, and in our homes at least 65% of the time, it’s easy to see why indoor air quality is important. If you are among the many that work from home these days, that 90% might all be time spent in your own house. High-efficiency air filtration is within reach; all you have to do is take action and make it a reality.
Risks of Dirty Indoor Air
The air that is inside your home is the same air that is found outside, only it is far less circulated and dirtier than outdoor air. There isn’t even remotely the same type of airflow inside, so if you aren’t using some type of filtration, that recycled air gets pretty stale and dirty. Dust mites, mold spores, dust, dirt, concentrated pollen from outside and pet dander are a few of the contaminants found in many homes. Anyone with allergies or respiratory issues will often feel the negative effects before anyone else.
HEPA Filter Basics
A HEPA filter refers to a high-efficiency particulate air filter, and it has the potential to trap up to 99.97% of airborne particles and allergens in your home. HEPA filters are used in hospitals and military installations, and will work wonders inside your home if you give them the chance. There are many different types of HEPA filters out there, so for the most effective high-efficiency air filtration, it’s wise to contact your local air quality expert to find out which one will work best in your home.
Quick Tips for Even Cleaner Air
Not every particle in your home is suspended, so it is important to use other tips and techniques to complement your HEPA filtration system. These may include changing bedding regularly, dusting your house with a damp cloth weekly, not smoking indoors, and having your HVAC system professionally inspected and maintained.
If your indoor air quality hasn’t been at a level you are happy with, pick up the phone and call Holliday Heating & Air Conditioning at (509) 838-5717. We will send one of our air quality experts to your home to provide a solution to the problem right away
UV Air Sanitizers
The majority of people spend up to 90% of their time indoors and 65% of their time inside their own home. This means you are breathing in indoor air for most of your life, and indoor air from your own house for over half your life. People that work from home spend even more than 65% of their time breathing in the air inside their house. The problem with these numbers is that many experts claim the air inside is up to five times dirtier than the air outside, making some form of air sanitation a wise choice. One type of air cleaner that is growing in popularity is the UV air sanitizer.
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How a UV Air Sanitizer Works
When it’s in action, a UV air sanitizer uses ultraviolet light to filter airborne contaminants out of the air, before they have a chance to get into the household airflow. It has the ability to remove up to 98% of the toxins and contaminants in your home, making it a very effective option. The UV air sanitizer connects to your home’s HVAC system so any dirty air has to pass through the filter on the way to you. With such a high success rate at removing airborne contaminants, UV air sanitizers are effective for people with respiratory difficulties, including allergies and asthma.
Why DIY is the Wrong Choice
While UV light plays a positive role when it comes to UV air sanitizers, the light itself is very dangerous if it comes into contact with your skin, so DIY installation is seriously frowned upon. Ultraviolet light has the potential to damage human tissue, which should be enough for anyone to call in professionals to get the job done. Professional installers also know how to set up the system so it works efficiently and follows all the necessary bylaws and building codes.
If you need a boost in your indoor air quality, pick up the phone and call Holliday Heating & Air Conditioning at (509) 838-5717 today. We will come out and set up a UV air sanitizer to clean your air and help you eliminate stubborn allergies and other issues.