It is important for building owners and occupants to realize that they can work to minimize microbiological spread through dilution, exhaust, and cleaning of the air. We spend approximately 90% of our time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2-5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.
As air moves through your heating and cooling system, harmful particles like mold spores, bacteria, viruses, pollen, smoke, pet dander, VOC’s (volatile organic compounds i.e cleaning supplies, paint, glue etc.) and even airborne dust are being circulated throughout your home.
The heating and cooling system is not the cause of pathogens in the air but can contribute to the spread. According to the EPA, indoor air pollution is among the top 5 environmental risks to public health.
Indoor Air Quality|
Air Purifiers • Air Filtration
Humidifier • UVC Lights
Dirty air poses a significant health risk. Whole-home air purification protects your health and your HVAC system from harmful particulates such as mold spores, dust mites, and viruses.
Filters are an integral part of your HVAC system. A Filter is designed to protect the HVAC system and help improve the quality of your inside air. A basic filter is only designed to capture up to 20-30% of virus sized particles. If not changed on a monthly basis or as recommended by manufacturer it can cause damage to the system and your health. A MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) filter is designed to capture up to 96% of airborne particles that aggravate respiratory health.
Keeping your humidity levels between 30-60% reduces bacteria, viruses, asthma, allergy triggers, and skin conditions. It can also protect wood floors and furnishings. Humidifiers can be a great solution for your home or office during cold, winter months.
UVC Technology has been known to kill microorganisms in laboratories, hospitals, and even at the nation’s Center for Disease Control. Ultraviolet units have been tested and proven in killing mold and bacteria quickly and effectively.