What is Air Purification?
You may think that your home’s cooling system is all you need to keep your air clean and safe. However, pollen, dust, pet dander, and more can persist even while running your central air conditioner. These pollutants can all contribute to poor indoor air quality and pose potential health risks. These are not the only pollutants that negatively affect your indoor air quality. If you have incorrectly vented combustion appliances such as gas furnaces and space heaters, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide can harm your home’s indoor air quality. Home cleaning essentials, paints, pesticides, and other products that emit volatile organic compounds can also pollute your air.
Air purification is the process of removing particles, such as harmful pollutants, from the air. The contaminants in your air often enter through open windows and doors or are brought in on clothes or in household products. The air purification process can have numerous health benefits for you and your family.
As a way to keep your home’s air clean and comfortable, Assured Comfort offers installations of UV air purifiers, ionizing air purifiers, and HEPA filtration for ventilation systems.
You might be wondering, “How can UV light purify the air?” Essentially, a UV light air cleaner uses wavelengths to cause photochemical damage to microorganisms’ DNA and RNA. Once this happens, the microbes can no longer reproduce and therefore can no longer cause illness.
Similarly, ionizers change the chemical make-up of viruses, allergens, particles, and other bacteria in your air, thus eliminating it. There is no byproduct or waste from this process.
If someone in your family has a virus, those germ particles get transported throughout your home through your ventilation system. With a UV air purifier or ionizer attached to the ventilation system, you can rest assured that bacteria, viruses, and other airborne contaminants are kept at bay.
How Dirty Air Filters Affect Air Quality
Atlanta is known for its pollen season. The air filters in your home collect dust, pollen, and other impurities and prevent these particles from wreaking havoc on your HVAC system. If you have dirty or old air filters, air quality may become contaminated. These contaminants can enter your HVAC system and cause poor indoor air quality.
But that’s not the only problem you could encounter. Clogged filters can also lead to HVAC system breakdowns and AC repairs . With Assured Comfort’s air quality products your AC can work efficiently and air pollutants are filtered out with clean filters.
The Benefits of Central Air Purification Systems
Along with UV light air cleaners and clean air filters, consider the benefits of central air purification systems. These home air purification systems eliminate air pollutants such as viruses and bacteria from your home, essentially guaranteeing clean air for your entire family.
In general, central air purification systems clean your air, trap particles, and can even prevent respiratory illnesses, such as colds and influenza from spreading.