Stepping out for some air could be a better idea than you might think. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, scientific evidence indicates that air in homes can be more seriously polluted than outdoor air. Considering that most Americans spend up to 90 percent of each day indoors-more than half of that time at home you may be experiencing indoor air pollution without even knowing it.
Fortunately, many heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) manufacturers recognize the health risks posed by mold, pollen, bacteria, and other pollutants and offer a variety of products designed to minimize these risks and improve indoor air quality (IAQ.) Here’s a closer look:
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Ultraviolet (UV) air treatment systems cast UV energy on cooling system components to prevent the growth of mold spores and reduce allergic reactions. Additionally, electronic and media air cleaners remove up to 94 percent of the dust, pollen, pet dander, plant spores, fungi, bacteria, tobacco smoke and other small particles that also cause allergic reactions and affect IAQ.
Finally, whole-house humidifiers let homeowners control indoor humidity levels. Restoring humidity in the home returns moisture to furniture and woodwork, makes it easier to breathe the air, and helps ensure maximum comfort to occupants.
Learn more about how we can help improve your indoor air quality here.