Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

How clean and comfortable is the air inside your home? Is it too dry? Too hot? Too dusty? You spend the majority of your life indoors, so it’s worth it to pay attention to the indoor air quality!

There are so many machines available today for the sole purpose of helping us breathe easier indoors. But simply having an air filter doesn’t mean your home indoor air quality is perfect. Mold, dust, and other allergens can accumulate in your air conditioner, humidifier, and air filter to make the air you’re breathing more polluted than ever.

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) has been tied to symptoms like headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and lungs. In addition, some specific diseases have been linked to specific air contaminants or indoor environments, like asthma. It can cause headaches and fatigue. The American Lung Association recommends that the first line of defense against indoor air pollution is finding ways to keep the pollutants from being added to the air in the first place.

Kill Mold and Breathe Better…
Don’t just remove harmful airborne contaminants, destroy them. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) indoor air is often five (5) times more polluted than outdoor air. Problems include odors, toxic chemical vapors, as well as mold, bacteria, viruses, and allergens. Because they all pass through the central air system, a whole-house air purifier is a practical and cost-effective solution.

Germ-Killing Power of UVC Light
For over a century scientists have known about the germ-killing properties of UVC light. Because this frequency of light is filtered out by the Earth’s atmosphere microorganisms have no defense against it. It works by scrambling their DNA which prevents them from reproducing.

Safe & Effective Disinfection Technology
We now know that exposure to ultraviolet light in the range of 254 NM (UV-C band) disrupts the DNA of micro-organisms thus preventing them from reproducing, thereby effectively killing them. UV light disinfection is now widely used in hospitals and laboratories to sanitize instruments and work surfaces and to prevent the spread of potentially lethal airborne infectious diseases. The technology is used by the food industry to sterilize food before packaging and water treatment systems large and small now incorporate UV light as a chemical-free means of purification.

Odor Control
Let’s face it, no one wants visiting friends or family to smell the cat box or last night’s garlic sauce. You could use a spray or a candle but those things just perfume the air. APCO actually removes odors by transforming odor-causing VOC molecules into harmless water vapor and CO2. So keep the cat, and fry that fish!

Clean Coils
Moldy coils shorten the life of the air system and waste energy by reducing efficiency. UVC light kills the mold.

 


 

What is UVC light?

UVA
“Black lights” – harmless fun

UVB
Causes sunburn

UVC
Most effective at killing microbes

Ultraviolet (UV) light is a range of light frequencies that are mostly invisible to the human eye. The UVC band is most effective at killing germs because its short wavelength is able to penetrate the cell walls of microorganisms and scramble their DNA. Also, UVC is filtered out by the earth’s atmosphere so microbes have no defense against it.

Allergies? Check your Indoor Air Quality!


 

UV light spectrum
Air Filtration Can Make All The Difference
Dirty filters kill your AC’s efficiency, so install a new one every month during the cooling season (or clean them if you’ve got the washable type). Look for the filter’s minimum efficiency reporting value, or MERV, which ranges from 1 to 12; the higher the number, the better filtration it provides (and the more energy needed to pull air through it, so balance air-quality concerns with energy costs).

Schedule An Appointment Today, Don’t Delay!
If you or someone you care for has Asthma, allergies or any other breathing issue, maybe it is time to consider upgrading your indoor air quality.  Our custom solutions will have you resting and breathing better. Ask your technician for more information on all of our air quality products. Call (772) 221-1660 to schedule your Air Quality appointment.