Homes in the U.S. face a serious problem today with the quality of their indoor air. Because homes are designed today to maintain a strong seal against the outside heat (and from heat escaping), very little fresh air circulates during most of the year. This leads to air that is stale and filled with household contaminants such as dust, dirt, dander, fibers, and chemicals from building material and cleaners.
There are ways you can combat this in your house, however—and you don’t have to throw open your doors and windows to the elements half the day to do it. (However, it’s still a good idea to let some fresh air in now and then.) With the help of professionals in indoor air quality in Clarksville, IN, you can have special air filters installed that will clean and purify your indoor air.
How to get started? Call up AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning today, and we’ll talk over some of these options:
The mechanical filter
A mechanical filter uses a mat of fibers to catch and trap particles. The fibers attract pollutants to them, so even particles down to 0.3 microns will not manage to make it through the filter—this will account for around 99.7% of all the dust and debris that floats through your home. The finest mechanical filters are HEPA filters, and with their help most of the major pollutants that cause asthma and allergies will vanish from your home’s air. The filters will need regular maintenance to keep them clean, however.
The air purifier
Also known as an electronic air filter, these devices can affect the contaminants that will escape a mechanical filter; namely, gases such as smoke, formaldehyde, pesticides, carbon monoxide, etc. The electronic filter ionizes the air and then attracts particles to a plate, thus affecting pollutants down to 0.1 microns in size. They use electricity, but not enough to make a significant impact on your utility bills.
In addition to cleaners that are installed into your HVAC system, you can have standalone air purifiers that are sized for your home. These can be used for a single room, or designed to work for a larger set of rooms, depending on your needs. These units work well if you need to cleanse to air in a room of someone with bad allergies or asthma.
Although you can purchase some indoor air quality appliances from stores, most of them will not do a sufficient job, and they will not benefit your whole household. For this job, hire on indoor air quality experts to select and size and then install the ideal air filtration system for your home.
When you want the finest indoor air quality in Clarksville, IN, call the experienced indoor air quality team at AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning.