EPA studies show that even in the smoggiest cities, the air inside most modern homes is usually at least ten times more polluted than the air outside.
How can this be?
There are many reasons, some of which were discovered only recently. They include:
- Radon and CO2
- Formaldehyde from modern carpeting, drapery, household cleaners, furniture, and building materials
- Dust Mites
- Mold and Mildew
Energy Efficiency = Air Tight
Much of this problem is attributed to the way modern homes are built—for purposes of energy efficiency, and to be as air-tight as possible. The consequence is that stale air, laced with odors, chemicals, irritants – even miniscule insects – often becomes trapped in modern homes, where it circulates over and over. This can lead to eye irritation, sinus congestion, sneezing, runny nose, stuffiness, colds, flu, headaches, dizziness, outbreaks of allergies and asthma, sore throats, and various other respiratory ailments.
So serious and prevalent is this issue that environmentalists have coined a new term for it—IAQ or Indoor Air Quality. Today’s homeowners need to become more aware of the importance of IAQ and what they can do about it.
How to Improve Air Quality
Media Air Cleaners
Made with deep pleat filters, media air cleaners trap and filter pollutants to reduce dust, pollen, and other substances from the air that passes through your system.
HEPA Air Cleaners
HEPA technology takes air filtration a step further, providing a filter that is highly effective, capturing up to 99.7% of micron particles that pass through it. Standard one-inch filters trap less than 1% of airborne particles, whereas a 3 stage HEPA filter captures up to 99.7% of micron particles such as pet dander, certain bacteria, and pollens.
Ultraviolet Treatment Systems
By using UV-C lamps, particles and germs are destroyed and prevented from recirculation through your home. Kills mold spores and certain live, airborne bacteria as they pass by the lamp.
We can help you analyze your air quality needs and suggest an efficient and cost-effective solution. Call 407.430.3879 today.
An air cleaner can make a big difference in the air quality of your home by removing up to 99.98% of airborne allergens down to .3 microns.
Available in a variety of models. We'll help you choose the best air cleaner to meet your air quality needs.