Most of us consider good health a top priority. We wouldn’t think of doing our cardio routine outdoors next to a factory spewing pollutants into the air. However, we don’t often think about indoor air quality. This benign neglect could put our health at risk.
According to the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside can be at minimum 2 to 5 times more polluted than outside.
That’s a good reason to consider add a complete air purifier, filtration system to your homes HVAC set up as it helps to promote good health by improving air quality in your home and workplace.
This article was featured in the Friday, March 13th, 2020 edition of THE HARTFORD COURANT (sec H3)
UV light for HVAC has been a hot topic recently and leads oneself to wonder if installing UV light into your heating and cooling system lives up to the hype. There are many reasons to believe that UV light for HVAC is beneficial. UV light has been used as a sterilizing agent since the late 1800s and is currently embraced as an effective way to disinfect air.
To understand the advantages of using UV light for furnaces and UV light for air conditioners, we should go back to where it all began.
An in-duct HVAC UV light disinfects the air we breathe and at the same time reduces energy consumption.
These two primary benefits expand into many reasons why HVAC UV light is so wonderful:
UV light for HVAC promotes healthier living and operational efficiency.
HVAC ultraviolet light acts as a cleaning agent or sheriff, as you will, of bad microorganisms. Ultraviolet light disrupts the DNA and RNA of germs, which, ultimately kills their ability to multiply.
UV light systems target the coils in your unit to prevent the growth and build-up of bacteria, fungi and other pollutants such as dust, pollen, soot and smoke. In standard operation, these coils will become contaminated and pump out air that is filled with germs and allergens.
Hospitals, healthcare facilities and even office buildings have adopted UV light for HVAC. Studies have proven that UV light systems are highly effective in reducing microorganisms as they pass through Ultraviolet light rays. Reduced microorganisms mean less transferred illness.
Along with keeping sickness from spreading, UV light may be a last defense against bacteria and viruses that have become drug resistant. Killing harmful microorganisms at their source will promote wellness and overall health.
UV light for furnaces and UV light for air conditioners will maintain the cleanliness of the coils and significantly reduce the airborne pathogens that cause illness.
There are many benefits to adding a whole home humidification system to your current HVAC set-up. Humidifiers work by piping water into the distribution tray located at the top of the humidifier. The water is uniformly distributed across the width of the tray and through a scientifically designed system of outlets. It flows by gravity over the water panel evaporator. Dry, hot air from the HVAC system is moved through the moisture-laden water panel evaporator. Natural evaporation takes place, the water is turned to vapor, and the humidified air is circulated throughout your home.
HUMIDITY FOR HEALTH
Reduce the incidence of respiratory infections and symptoms related to allergies and asthma by minimizing the formation of bacteria, viruses, fungi, dust, and dust mites.
HUMIDITY FOR COMFORT
Whether you suffer from seasonal dryness, or just want to add a little more moisture in the air, maintaining the right level of humidity can make all the difference in how comfortable you feel in your own home.
HUMIDITY FOR PRESERVATION
Help preserve the natural beauty of wood floor, cabinetry, furnishings, and anything else in your home susceptible to warping, cracking, or other permanent damage due to dry air.
Is your home’s air a danger to your family?
EPA studies indicate that the air inside your home may
contain up to 10 times more pollution as that outside your
door. Indoor air pollution can irritate the eyes, nose, and
throat; cause headaches, dizziness, and fatigue; and
aggravate asthmatic and allergic conditions.
The average central forced heat or air conditioning system
typically performs some form of air cleaning; such systems
only capture large particles and are not efficient enough
to catch microscopic airborne pollutants and particles. The American Lung Association and the EPA
both recommend reducing indoor air pollution to improve
health; a media air cleaner can help.
Dirty air does not just harm the health of your home’s
inhabitants, it is also harmful to your heating or air
conditioning equipment. Dirty air particles stick to the
internal components of the system and damage internal
motors and fans, causing poor heat and cooling transfer
on the system’s components. In addition to the benefits
of breathing clean air, media air cleaners keep
your system clean and operating at constant peak energy
When it comes to air pollution, there's no place like home. Today's tighter houses keep the weather outside, but they also keep contaminants inside. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air indoors where we spend as much as 90 percent of our time can be more polluted than even city smog. And dirt you can see is just the beginning. That dust collecting on end tables and bookshelves is only a fraction of what's actually swimming around in the air: an invisible mix of dust mites, pollen, dander, mold, and smoke that can be annoying to breathe and hazardous to your health.
The first line of defense against airborne contaminants is to keep a house clean and well ventilated. But for some sensitive people that may not be enough. That's where air filtration comes in! Removing
According to the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside can be at minimum 2 to 5 times more polluted than outside. That's a good reason to consider an HVAC air purifier, or HVAC air filtration system. An HVAC air purifier can help promote good health by improving air quality in your home and workplace.
The most efficient way to filter household air is through your home's forced-air heating or central air-conditioning system. The filters are built into the return-air ductwork, trapping particles as air passes through. Such systems are passive; as long as the fan is running, they are constantly filtering all the air in your house.