Indoor Air Quality and How It Can Be Improved
We are hearing a lot of talk these days about indoor air quality. We aren’t quite sure about how the virus is being spread in enclosed spaces with the rise in coronavirus cases we’re seeing. It brings up a good conversation about air filters, their quality, and ultraviolet lights.
Air filters should be changed often, and should have a high Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, or MERV rating. Especially with the current health crisis that is affecting us all. This is important for our homes as well. Healthy air inside our homes is good for our families, and helps to keep us all healthier. Not only can cleaner air help to keep us healthier, but it can help to cut down on indoor allergens such as pet dander, and asthma related symptoms. Having a good air filter can also help to reduce the amount of bacteria that is being brought back into our homes when we do have to go out.
There is another option out there to help clean the indoor air in your home. This is by using an ultraviolet light in conjunction with your air filter. One of the great advantages of using an UV germicidal lamp for disinfecting your homes air, is that is a proven, reliable method for sanitizing air without the use of chemicals. This kills mold and bacteria right at the source when added to the heating or cooling system of your home.
Because now more than ever we need to be concerned with the quality of the air we breathe, it’s important to address any issues you might have with your air conditioning system. Give us a call at LaPensee Plumbing Pools and Air and you can breathe easy knowing you have us here to help choose the best solution for you and your family.
**Pictured above is the HALO•LED. Its features include automatic self-cleaning ionizers with carbon fiber brushes to reduce particulates (patent pending), unlimited cycling capability designed to turn on/off with the HVAC system, the industry’s first washable catalyst enhanced with zinc for high load environments (ie. cigar bars, smoking rooms), reduces airborne and surface microbials, bacteria, viruses and mold and reduces smoke, odors, VOCs, allergens, dust and particulates.