We don’t give much thought to our indoor air quality, but maybe we should. With all of the potential pollutants getting sealed up in our homes when the hot weather hits and we have the air conditioning running, maybe it’s time we take a look at how to combat those pollutants. Here’s how an air cleaner can help:
What’s In Our Air?
Indoor air quality is often significantly worse than outdoor air. We track in pollutants on our clothes, shoes, and belongings as well as letting them in through doors, windows, and ventilation. The pollutants that are the most bothersome, and common, include smoke, mold, dust, bacteria, pollen, viruses, and pet dander. How do we get rid of them? By filtering them out.
Exchanging the Air
An air cleaner works by exchanging the air in the room with clean air by filtering out the bad stuff. A fan in the cleaner pulls air in and through a filter; trapping the tiny particles and then pushing the clean air back out into the room. There are different types of filters that can be used depending on the type of purifier and the type of irritants in your home, but a HEPA filter is the most common and the most effective at removing the most particles. They can trap more than 99% of airborne particles that are larger than 0.3 microns.
Types of Purifiers
There are different types of air purifiers, but all have the same goal, which is to reduce the concentration of pollutants and irritants in the air in your home. Some use filters, some use UV light, and others use an air ionizer. Whichever system is right for your home, you can rest assured knowing you’re improving the air you breathe.
Indoor air quality can affect your comfort and your health. Using an air cleaner to get rid of the pollutants that can cause irritation is the best way to breathe easier in your home. For more information on improving your indoor air quality, contact the team at Universal Heating and Cooling by calling 615-859-0985 or by clicking here.