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Indoor Air Quality
How clean is the air you breathe?
Indoor air pollution is a dangerous health hazard affecting millions of Americans. Researchers claim it contributes to more than half of all illnesses, including sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, asthma and more. A shocking number of contaminant sources thrive in indoor environments. Widespread household pollutants include dust, mold, pollen, and insect remains. Heating and air conditioning systems are ideal collection points for airborne pollutants like dust and mold spores. The moist, temperate environment allows fungi and bacteria to flourish.
Reducing the sources of contaminants that may cause adverse health reactions is a vital part of keeping indoor air clean. Cleaning air conditioning and heating systems will reduce allergens like dust and mold from the air distribution system that serves the indoor environment. But doing the job correctly requires the right combination of superior technology and workmanship. That's why you need Performance Mechanical Heating & Cooling.
Most furnaces have disposable filters that should be replaced once a month. These filters are designed to remove larger particles and mostly designed to protect the system from clogging and overheating. They are not, however, effective at filtering pollutants that can cause discomfort and health problems. By upgrading your central air filtration system you can dramatically reduce the symptoms of asthma and allergies. You can improve the quality of the indoor air in your home by installing Amana brand indoor air quality products.
UV Air Purification Systems
Ultraviolet light breaks organic molecular bonds. As micro-organisms pass through a field of UV rays radiated from an ultraviolet lamp, this bond breakage translates into cellular or genetic damage for micro-organisms, such as germs, bacteria, viruses, fungi (like molds), etc. This results in the destruction of the micro-organisms. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests the use of a UV Air Purification System in tandem with a whole-house air filtration system. Installing UV lights in a residential air handling unit will improve the quality of indoor air by reducing airborne and surface microbial growth. The Air Institute of Respiratory Education recommends that UV lights be used for indoor air quality purposes and states that it could be the final line of defense against diseases that have developed resistance to drugs, such as tuberculosis and others. Ask one of our associates about the benefits of installing a UV system in your home.
Energy Recovery Ventilators
Today's homes are tightly constructed with better insulation, new windows and new doors. Though we try to protect our families from the outdoor elements, the quality of the air you breathe in your home could in fact be much worse. The EPA ranks indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health. Studies show that indoor levels of many pollutants may be 25 times and at times more than 100 times, higher than outdoor levels. In general, indoor air is four to five times more polluted than outdoor air. By installing an Amana Energy Recovery Ventilator you can effectively reduce the effects of household pollutants.
Typically, humidifiers are installed in places where the winter months are extremely cold and dry. In our Lake County, California climate there are several benefits to owning a whole-house humidifier. They can help maintain comfort all year by keeping humidity above 50% indoors, eliminating static electricity and protecting home furnishing and window coverings from drying out and discoloring.
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