We often hear about how smog, exhaust from vehicles and other pollutants are bad for our health. But did you know that your indoor air quality can be worse than the air outside? Use these IAQ devices to improve conditions inside your home in Montclair, California, so that everyone in your family can breathe easier:
You may have seen UV lights used to disinfect in your dentist’s office. Research has led to the use of similar technology in your HVAC system. Short wavelength light damages the nuclei of harmful contaminants like bacteria and viruses. This keeps them from reproducing or kills them altogether. If someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, reducing these irritants can make it a more comfortable place for them.
To use UV technology in an HVAC system, a professional will install a light in the ductwork or the unit itself. The light irradiates the area, particularly the spaces that are wet or damp like the coils and drip pans, to reduce the harmful contaminants that grow there. As a result, they won’t have the chance to travel throughout your home.
When the humidity level in your home is too low, the people who live there often develop physical symptoms in response. Dry skin, scratchy throats and chapped lips are some common complaints associated with dry indoor air.
A whole-home humidifier is a good way to add moisture and give your family some relief from those irritations. These units work in one of two ways. A bypass humidifier pushes the moisturized air through the house, while a power humidifier uses a fan to accomplish the same thing.
You want your family to feel comfortable. Improving the air quality of your home can make a big difference in your health and comfort. If you’d like some help in evaluating and cleaning the air in your home, call Specialize Heating and Air at 909-740-3855 to schedule a visit from one of our HVAC technicians.
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