Indoor air quality is a topic about which everyone should be concerned. Poor quality indoor air affects our body in negative ways. The particles that are in the air enter our lungs with every breath we take. Your HVAC system is an outstanding way to heat or cool your home, but it is also part of the reason indoor air particulate levels are high.
HVAC and air quality
Your HVAC unit forces air to circulate throughout your house. That movement picks up dust particles, pet dander, mold spores, and other air pollutants and transports them from one room to the next. That process causes indoor air pollution to become worse. In a still air environment, dust and pet dander settle out, and the air remains fairly healthy to breathe. You can change your standard HVAC filter, and you should at least monthly, but that is not going to give you the bet indoor air purification. A secondary filtration system will remove the airborne particles, pet dander, mold spores and odors from the air. Those systems are called air purification systems, and some of them are sophisticated enough to kill mold and bacteria.
Filtration and HVAC
The standard filter in your HVAC unit is good at collecting and trapping larger particles like pet hair. It may not be great for containing small particulate matter such as dust, pollen, mold or even germs. A HEPA media filter is designed to collect the smaller airborne particles and contain them. One of the problems with standard filters is that once they begin to get dirty, the system may push some of the particles through the ducting and distribute it in other parts of your home. The last thing you really want is to breathing in dust while you sleep.
Air purifiers are secondary units that can be room oriented or whole house systems that collect and trap indoor air pollution. The system is easy to use, energy efficient and quite. The Lennox model even comes with a UV light that sterilizes the air as it passes through the system. That is an outstanding feature during cold and flu season.
Air purifiers help to improve the health quality of your indoor air and are appropriate for your home or office. Being able to control indoor air purification is essential when you suffer from asthma or allergies. Many things can be introduced to your indoor environment through windows, your HVAC, and doors. Stop the recirculation of mold, pollen and pet dander. Instead trap it, destroy it and be rid of it.
Evaluation of Air quality
ABEL Heating and Cooling can evaluate your HVAC filter and let you know how much protection it is offering you. They can test your indoor air quality and tell you how efficient your current system and whether or not an air purification system is right for your home or office. In addition to HVAC filters and air purification systems, ABEL Heating and Cool and replace the water filter on your fridge, vacuum and portable humidifiers. All of these appliances contribute to indoor air quality.
ABEL Heating and Cooling carries a wide range of filters for home or industrial/business use. Setting up a monthly service and filter inspection is an affordable way to maintain the best air quality in your home or business. As fall approaches consider having your filter in your HVAC changed and get rid of all of summer’s pollen, dust, and germs. Start the fall of with clean filters that will be effective in trapping mold spores, dust, and bacteria.
For more information about any of ABEL Heating and Cooling services just contact us. We are happy to give you a quote over the phone or dispatch one of professional technicians to answer your questions.