The Environmental Protection Agency states that air pollutants indoors can be 100 times higher than the air outside. Dusting and vacuuming your home can help with the amount of dust and dust mites, but not all airborne pollutants can be eliminated that way. Filters can help to eliminate the particles that are too small to be caught by a vacuum.
Standard air filters that reside in your ventilation and in your furnace area huge help when it comes to protecting your family from indoor air pollutants. These are inexpensive and should be replaced every 3 months.
Ultraviolet light can be used to remove a great deal of air pollutants like bacteria and mold. Ultraviolet lights for your HVAC system come in two forms. You can get a coil sterilizer light which sits in the air return sterilizing the air handling coil. The second is an air sterilizing ultraviolet light that cycles on with the air blower to sterilize moving air when the system is on. Various studies show that ultraviolet light in your HVAC system is highly effective.
Energy Recovery Ventilators
These devices help to keep your home sealed from pollutants getting inside your home in the first place. Energy recovery ventilators systems also freshen the air without producing ozone, a toxic gas that can irritate the lungs. These devices can also help save you money when it comes to heating your home.
Heat Recovery Ventilators
Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) is an energy recovery ventilation system using equipment known as an air-to-air heat exchanger which employs a cross-flow heat exchanger (countercurrent heat exchange) between the inbound and outbound air flow. HRV provides fresh air and improved climate control, while also saving energy by reducing heating (and cooling) requirements.
Electronic Air cleaners
Electronic air cleaners are ideal for homeowners sensitive to airborne virus, bacteria or mold particles. These devices remove allergens and mold particles, virus-sized particles, and airborne dust.
There are many options to choose from and at Mora’s Heating and Cooling we are happy to help you decide and install the right device to protect you and your family. Call us at (208) 522-7933 or (208) 589-4938.