Indoor air pollutants are unwanted, sometimes harmful materials in the air. Indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks. Usually the best way to address this risk is to control or eliminate the sources of pollutants, and to ventilate a home with clean outdoor air.
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 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, and 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.
Many HVAC air purifiers use a combination of components to clean the air at your home or business. Good quality filters is always a must. If you suffer from allergies or are sensitive to mold or mildew, UV lighting can add great benefits in cleaning airborne contaminants.
With so many manufacturers of air purification systems, and 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 today and we will do a free evaluation and recommend an affordable solution to your indoor air quality.