Indoor air pollutants are unwanted, sometimes harmful materials in the air. Indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks. The best way to address this risk is to control or eliminate the sources of pollutants. As well as ventilate a home with clean filtered outdoor air. This is also known as IAQ or indoor air Quality.
The ventilation method may however be limited by weather conditions or undesirable levels of contaminants contained in outdoor air. If these measures are insufficient an air cleaning device may be useful. Air cleaning devices such as electronic air filters are intended to remove pollutants from indoor air.
Effective air cleaning devices are designed to be installed in the duct work of a home’s HVAC system. High effiency air filters are used to clean the air in the whole house. UV lights are also used to kill harmful molds and bacteria.
Pollutants that can affect air quality in a home fall into the following categories.
Particulate matter – includes dust, smoke, pollen, animal dander, tobacco smoke, particles generated from combustion appliances such as cooking stoves. In addition to particles associated with tiny organisms such as dust mites, molds, bacteria, and viruses.
Gaseous pollutants come from combustion processes. Sources include gas cooking stoves, vehicle exhaust, and tobacco smoke. They also come from building materials, furnishings, and the use of products such as adhesives, paints, varnishes, cleaning products, and pesticides.
Another major factor others forget when it comes to air quality is the duct work, like many other things in your home if the duct work is outdated and torn, the fiber glass breaks down and becomes air borne in your home and harmful to breath. Duct work has a maximum life expectancy of 20-25 years, however it is recommended to be replaced after 15 years.
Many HVAC air purifiers use a combination of components to clean the air at your home or business. Good quality filters are always a must. Do you suffer from allergies or are sensitive to mold or mildew? UV Lights can add great benefits in cleaning airborne contaminants.
With so many manufacturers of air purification systems. As well as such a wide variance of prices it’s always best to contact a local professional contractor to find the perfect match for your needs.
Call AC Advantage Inc today and we will do a free evaluation and recommend an affordable solution to your indoor air quality.
According to the EPA, indoor air pollution is often five times worse than outdoor and represents a significant health risk. An APCO whole-house air purifier improves indoor air quality by destroying odor-causing and potentially toxic VOCs, while sterilizing mold, bacteria, viruses, and allergens from the air stream. APCO detoxes the air and allows the uv light to disintegrates the captured contaminants, leaving harmless water vapor and CO2 to be released back into the air. Creating a clean, odor-free air throughout your home. Conventional filtration (filters) is effective against particulates, like duct, but has no effect on the other two thirds of air the air quality.