March has arrived, and that means the spring season is just around the corner. While spring is a beautiful season full of blossoming trees and beautiful blooming flowers, it can also be a time of sniffling and sneezing for people who suffer from allergies. And, the spring season is often damp, which can lead to mold growth. That also spells trouble for people with allergies. So, what can you do to keep your home allergen-free this season?
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Fortunately, there are many different types of indoor air quality (IAQ) products that can help people enjoy better air in their homes. In this article, we’ll talk about the different products available, and share some details about how they work to rid your home of the particles that can often cause indoor allergy concerns. Keep reading to learn more!
There are many IAQ products that can help keep your home’s air fresher and cleaner.
Modern buildings, both residential and commercial, are built with energy efficiency in mind. They’re made to be tighter and better insulated, which is great for conserving energy but can cause some problems when it comes to indoor air quality. It’s vital that the air you and your family are breathing is fresh, clean, and healthy, especially for anyone with allergies or other respiratory concerns.
IAQ products can help ensure that the air in your home is as clean and fresh as possible. Here are a few products that can help:
- UV Air Purifiers: Using ultraviolet light, UV air purifiers effectively trap and kill many of the contaminants that can cause poor indoor air quality. They’ve been proven effective against mold, spores, bacteria, and other pathogens. When installed in your home’s HVAC system, UV air purifiers will destroy these pathogens before they’re able to circulate through your air.
- UV Coil Purifiers: When installed in your air conditioning or heat pump system, UV coil purifiers will use ultraviolet light to kill contaminants, like mold and bacteria, that can collect on your system’s coils. These lights help stop poor indoor air quality before it starts, allowing fresher, cleaner air to pass through your home’s AC or heat pump system.
- Energy Recovery Ventilation: Energy Recovery Ventilators, or ERVs, are systems that are connected to your HVAC system’s ducts. Using two fans, ERVs bring clean, fresh air into your home, and remove stale air. Additionally, energy recovery ventilators capture the contaminants that may be present in the air, such as pollutants, allergens, and more – ensuring better indoor air quality for you and your family.
- Heat Recovery Ventilation: Like ERVs, heat recovery ventilators, or HRVs, move stale air from your home and replace it with fresh air. HRVs, however, offer better ventilation for homes where there is high humidity. So, if you need both contaminants and excess moisture removed from your home’s air, a heat recovery ventilator is likely the ideal choice.
- Dehumidifiers: If your home’s air is damp, it can cause problems like mold growth and discomfort. Dehumidifiers work by pulling the moisture out of the air in your home. The extracted water is piped out of your home via a drainage system, so you can enjoy more comfortable indoor air. You won’t have the worry about mold growth, and your home’s cooling system will be able to perform more efficiently.
- HEPA Air Cleaners: HEPA air cleaners provide effective removal of ultra-fine particles, like pollen, mold, dust, and dander, from your indoor air. HEPA air cleaners remove at least 99.97 particles of this general size from your indoor air, allowing you and your family to enjoy a healthier living environment.
- Media Air Cleaners: Media air cleaners are essentially cabinets with advanced filters that are placed in the return air duct of your home’s HVAC system. When air passes through your system, this air cleaner traps particles within the filter system before they have a chance to enter your living space – providing you with cleaner indoor air.
- Electronic Air Cleaners: Like a media air filter, an electronic air cleaner traps particulates like dust and dander in one filter. Then, filters that have been electrically charged attract and trap smaller particles, like bacteria and mold, before they have a chance to enter the indoor air of your home.
- Air Filters: Air filters help to keep your indoor air cleaner by trapping pollutants, allergens, and other microscopic particles that can adversely affect the air quality in your home.
Burkhardt can help you get the indoor air quality products you need this spring.
At Burkhardt, our ultimate goal is the best possible comfort for you and your family, as well as energy savings for your household. When you need air quality solutions for your home, rely on Burkhardt Air Conditioning, Heating, Electrical & Generators to meet your needs. Call us today for friendly, professional assistance with your indoor air quality needs. Please contact us at 985.626.7741.