You may not realize it, but your Austin home could be a breeding ground for all sorts of unhealthy airborne contaminants. From bacteria to volatile organic compounds (VOCs), these pollutants can enter your body and cause a range of ill health effects. Fortunately, protecting against these hazards of indoor air quality is easier than you might think.
When it comes to poor indoor air quality, the most common problem is particulate matter. This class of substances includes things like dust, dander, spores, pollen, smoke particles and tiny liquid droplets. Particulate matter is virtually ubiquitous in most indoor spaces, but it’s no match for a high-quality air cleaner. These products use sophisticated filtration media to clean the air flowing through your HVAC system, eliminating up to 99% of airborne particulates.
High-quality air filtration is a great way to improve your air quality, but sometimes it’s not quite enough. Certain pollutants, such as pathogens like viruses, chemicals and spores, are simply too small for most filters to trap. Instead, many air purifiers disperse ionized particles throughout your home to actively eliminate contaminants and purify the air.
UV Light Systems
Believe it or not, your own HVAC system can potentially contribute to poor indoor air quality. When moisture accumulates inside your system, it provides an ideal place for bacteria and other biological pollutants to grow. These microorganisms can then become airborne and travel throughout your home. One simple way to prevent this is by installing a UV light system to shine on your indoor HVAC coil. These germicidal UV units directly neutralize a wide range of microorganisms and help prevent them from returning.
You and your family deserve the comfort and peace of mind that comes with knowing your home has clean, healthy air. Give Del’s Heating & Air Conditioning a call today to see what Austin’s indoor air quality specialists can do for you.