Three Technologies to Invest In to Improve Your Air Quality

Three Technologies to Invest In to Improve Your Air Quality

Looking to enjoy cleaner, safer, air throughout your home? Odds are, you probably haven’t thought about it all that much. Indoor air quality is something that many homeowners simply don’t think about, and this leads to things like stale air, concentrations of dust, bacteria and viruses, mold spores, and even nasty household odors accumulating as the months or even years go by. As a result, the average home can have air that’s considerably worse than the air outside—several times worse.

If you’re looking to improve your indoor air quality, particularly around now where public health and the spreading of a dangerous virus are such hot-button issues, then we have some solutions that you may be interested in. Here are three cutting-edge, effective, and extremely beneficial technologies you should consider investing in to keep the air in your home cleaner and safer for you and your loved ones.

UV Air Purifier

A UV air purifier is extremely simple on the surface: it’s a specialized light designed to blast the air coming through your HVAC system with harsh radiation. This radiation, known as ultraviolet light, destroys microscopic living organisms, including mold spores, viruses, and bacteria. The radiation levels in this light are so harsh that it kills these organisms almost instantly. However, this radiation is fully-contained within the structure of your HVAC unit, and doesn’t cause any harm or additional risk to your home. As a result, you simply enjoy a cleaner, safer home with fewer potentially harmful contaminants in the air.

Today, there are dozens of different types of air scrubbers out there on the market. Some are extremely simple, installing easily in just about any HVAC system. Others are more complex and feature an odor controller attachment that helps you remove VOCs, household odors, and a number of other problems that have both biological and non-biological roots. These systems use only a small amount of additional energy, so they’re not much of an additional drain on your wallet, and they require very little maintenance beyond nothing more than a UV lamp change every year or two.

Polarized Air Cleaner

A polarized air cleaner uses a combination of magnetic fields and differing charges to securely trap and hold all types of debris in specialized additional air filter. These systems ionize the air that passes through them, giving the air and the particles in it a particular charge. From there, the air passes through a filter with the opposite charge, causing the particles to pull toward and become stuck to the filter itself.

There are tons of advantages to this. For starters, you’ll see superior airflow despite immensely improved filtration, meaning no impact to the overall performance of your HVAC system. However, many of these filters are actually capable of removing microscopic particulate matter at a better rate than many hospital-grade air filters. These systems use only a tiny amount of additional electricity every year, and they only need to have their filter media replaced every few months to continue to work properly. If you’re at all concerned about the things that your normal air filter could very well not be catching, then this is what we like to recommend.

Humidity Controller

Most viruses, bacteria, and other microscopic living organisms all have one thing in common: they require a source of moisture to survive. Where does that moisture come from? Damp areas are one thing, but indoor humidity also can provide life-sustaining water to these smallest of life forms. During summer months, it’s not uncommon for these things to flourish as warmer temperatures often bring about higher humidity levels. A dehumidifier can help you solve this issue and make it considerably harder for microbes like bacteria and viruses to survive. You don’t want to completely eliminate all humidity from your home, however keep it down around an ideal level of approximately 20 percent should allow you to enjoy a cooler and more comfortable home as well as cleaner air.

Interested in installing any of these indoor air quality technologies in your home? Dial (844) 294-8999 to speak with the experts at My Plumber Heating Cooling & Electrical today.