Improve Your Indoor Air with Air Filters
Your HVAC system and air purifiers use air filters to trap contaminates before they enter the air we breathe. There are multiple types and sizes of filters, which have their own purposes and benefits. The most common filters are standard fiberglass filters and pleated filters. They are inexpensive but provide little benefits other than trapping large dust particles before they travel through your HVAC system. Rated filters capture more contaminants. Filters with a high MERV rating tend to filter out the smallest particles. Replacing your air filter is easy and should be done at least once every three months if you run your system constantly. If you’re unsure what filter to choose or where your filter is located, your HVAC technician can help.
UV Lights for Your HVAC System
Are scrubbers are one of the latest technologies to improve indoor air quality. If you’ve ever been to a concert or an amusement park and noticed your white clothes glowing brightly in the dark. This is UV light technology at work, and these lights destroy one-celled organisms, including bacteria and viruses. In the winter, when the cold and flu seasons are at their peak, air purifiers with integrated UV lights can help prevent the spread of illness from one person to the next by destroying viruses before they make their way into your air. UV lights enhance the filtration process, kill mold and bacteria and help pull small particles into your HVAC system, which are removed by air filters.
UV lights improve your indoor air quality in several ways.
- Reduce mold and mildew
- Help eliminate bacteria and germs
- Improved airflow
- Reduce excess moisture
- Can prevent asthma and allergic reactions
- Sanitize the air