The air you breathe inside your home has a huge impact on your well being. Air quality matters. For example, did you know pollutants can be two to five times more concentrated indoors than outdoors? Health issues caused by poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) could be immediate or long term depending on the type and concentration of pollutants. During these uncertain times surrounding COVID-19, different solutions offered by Tiger, your local HVAC company, can help you feel at ease with your home’s air quality.
Air Cleaners and Purifiers
You can clean the air throughout your house or you can deal with it room by room. Whole house air cleaners are placed in the return duct to your furnace. The air first passes through the purifier’s filters to remove allergens and pollutants before entering the furnace. Then it gets distributed throughout your home via ductwork.
Alternatively, you can opt for a purifier that takes care of only one room. These units clean more air in that space but the obvious disadvantage is that the rest of the house won’t benefit. Whichever option you choose, remember to regularly change your filter!
UV light is used in air purifiers to kill bacteria and mold spores helping to reduce allergens in the home. Surface-cleaning UV-C systems provide your home with 24/7 irradiation of HVACR components. This can destroy bacteria, viruses, and mold that may settle and proliferate on your coils, air filters, ducts, and drain pans. UV light has been shown to help prevent the growth and spread of pathogens that could eventually become airborne and circulate throughout your home through your HVAC system.
Studies show that in a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust can be created each year just through everyday living! This dust can settle and accumulate in your systems ductwork affecting the air quality in your home. If you notice lots of dust starting to accumulate on your furniture, it is probably time to clean your air ducts.
Depending on the weather, you can use natural ventilation to introduce clean air into your home. Open the windows and doors on opposite sides of your home to allow outdoor air to flow through. Mechanical options such as exhaust fans and ventilators are also options that give you measured flow rates so you know you’re getting the right amount of air. Be careful if you have allergies to pollen and dust as this can introduce more allergens into your home.
If you need a reliable service company that can help improve your home’s indoor air quality, we’re here for you! Give us a call or schedule service online and Trust Tiger to make sure your home’s air is safe for you and your family. During this time, we are strictly following COVID-19 protocols recommended by the CDC to ensure the highest degree of health and safety for our customers and staff.