Poor indoor air quality can cause all sorts of problems in your home. In addition to clogging up your HVAC systems and making them either struggle to work or even break down completely, it can also cause allergy symptoms to flare up, unwanted odors, and many other issues. However, if you struggle with this issue, fixing it isn’t as difficult as it might seem. In fact, there are several effective devices on the market that can help you start resolving the indoor air quality problems in your home almost immediately. On this blog, we’ll take a closer look at just two of them.
Ultraviolet Air Scrubbers
Southern California may be known for dry air and scorching heat, but that doesn’t mean humidity isn’t always an issue. If you have a particularly high in-home humidity level, you may struggle with moisture and dampness in certain areas, and that can lead to mold and mildew growth. Mold and mildew create spores which are then released into the air where they float around and eventually settle in a new area where they can grow and spread. Every home has mold spores in it, it’s just a matter of whether or not they have anywhere they can settle.
However, these mold spores can be a huge problem, particularly if you’re sensitive to them, have a weakened immune system, or struggle with allergies. Likewise, black mold is toxic and can have negative health consequences for everyone. An ultraviolet (UV) air scrubber is the ideal solution if you have this issue in your home. UV air scrubbers are usually located just inside your HVAC system’s supply, where they use a special bulb to shine a unique type of ultraviolet light, so strong that it’s lethal to microscopic organisms. Spores that pass through this light are zapped, rendering them completely harmless and making them easier to filter out of your air.
The best part about these lights: they generally can be installed in nearly any HVAC system, and don’t use a ton of extra electricity in order to operate, making them a cost-effective way to improve your indoor air.
High-Quality Air Filters
Every HVAC system has an air filter, and the filter needs to be replaced periodically to remove the dirt, dust, and other debris that has been captured. However, not all filters are created alike. Different materials are better at capturing the dust that flows through, whereas other allow more air to pass in order to get better output from the heating and cooling system. Selecting the right filter for you can require some careful research and consideration.
However, if you find that you’re currently dealing with the effects of poor indoor air quality, it may be worth considering selecting a slightly finer filter that can help remove more dirt and debris from the air that passes through.
Interested in obtaining any of these devices for your home? Call Air Products & Services today at (818) 989-2030 to request more information or receive an estimate!