Did you know that we breathe over 2,000 gallons of air every day? It’s true! But have you ever stopped to think about the quality of the air you breathe in your own home?
The quality of our air is more important than you think. Indoor air can contain pollutants and allergens such as dust, pet dander, and chemicals from cleaners and disinfectants. Poor air quality can cause health problems, especially for those with respiratory issues such as asthma or allergies.
With all that gross stuff hanging out in your space, you’re probably wondering what you can do to clean it up – and there’s good news. There are a variety of indoor air quality products available for residential homes that can help filter and purify the air inside your home. In this blog post, we will explore the top two types of home air quality products that you can get from your local HVAC company (and why they’re so good for your lungs).
Breathe Better with Air Purifiers
An air purifier is a device that uses certain types of filtration to remove pollutants, allergens, and other harmful particles from the air. They are extremely effective at reducing airborne irritants, such as pet dander, mold spores, and dust. With different kinds of air purifiers on the market, you can tackle bad smells, allergies, dust bunnies from your furry family members, and more.
There are several types of air purifiers to consider:
- UV Light Filter: UV light filters, also called air scrubbers, are a type of air purification system that uses UV-C light to sterilize the air as it passes through your HVAC system. There are UV light systems to purify the air as well as ones to keep your air conditioning system components clean.
- Activated Carbon Filter: This filter types is made up of carbon that has been processed to have a larger surface area for extra absorption power. Active carbon filters are particularly great for dealing with odors from cooking, pets, and smoking, and they are commonly used in multi-stage filtration systems.
- HEPA Filter: HEPA-quality filtration is used to keep air extremely clean, filtering out particles as small as 0.1 microns. HEPA filters are made of a finely woven material that traps particles as air is forced through the filter – removing everything from bacteria to smoke to chemical gases.
- And More! HEPA, carbon, and UV filters are the most common that you will see in homes (as standalone systems or HVAC-integrated systems). But there are more types of filtration systems to consider, like ionic and ozone. You should speak with an IAQ specialist from an HVAC company in order to find out the best solution for your needs.
When considering an air purifier, look for models that are sized appropriately for the space you want to improve air quality in. Some air purifiers also include air quality sensors that monitor the air and adjust the fan speed accordingly to maintain optimal air quality. Ultimately, an air purifier is a great investment in your health and wellbeing, especially if you or anyone in your household suffers from asthma, allergies, or other respiratory issues.
Improve Your Comfort with Dehumidifiers & Humidifiers
Your HVAC system helps pull moisture from the air, but sometimes we need a little help when the air feels too sticky or dry.
Humidifiers and dehumidifiers are indoor air quality products that can help improve the comfort and health of your home. By regulating the moisture in the air, humidifiers and dehumidifiers can help with respiratory issues, dry skin, and more throughout the year!
During the colder (and naturally dryer) months of the year, many people experience low indoor humidity levels due to their heating systems. Low humidity levels can cause dry skin, static electricity, and discomfort for people with respiratory problems. Installing a humidifier in your home can add moisture to the air, improving these issues. Humidifiers work by emitting water vapor into the air, increasing the humidity levels and providing relief for these symptoms.
Alternatively, summer days can mean high humidity levels in your home that can lead to issues such as mold growth, dust mites, and foul odors – a particularly bad problem in Florida! A dehumidifier removes excess moisture from the air, which not only makes the indoor air quality healthier but also minimizes the effects of humidity on home building materials. Dehumidifiers can also help you stay comfortable -after all, high humidity makes air feel warmer, sticky, and unpleasant!
Need Indoor Air Quality for Your Space?
Indoor air quality products such as air purifiers, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers are important investments to consider for your home. With the average person spending most of their time indoors, it is essential to ensure that the air we are breathing is clean, healthy, and comfortable. Air purifiers can effectively filter harmful particles and allergens from the air, while humidifiers and dehumidifiers help regulate air moisture levels to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.
Invest in the right air quality products for your home with Cool Rays AC in Brevard County! Talk to us today about the best options to keep your space cool, comfortable, and clean!