Indoor air is dirtier than outdoor air, and changing air filters in Redmond, WA is not enough to sanitize it. After all, the home’s four walls separate indoor and outdoor air, keeping the compromised air inside. Breathing it in while piling more odor and dirt on top of it doesn’t help matters. A filter change will improve the air somewhat, but an array of filtration, ventilation, sanitation, and humidity control services offer better results. UV lights are one component aiding filters in purifying indoor air.
The benefits of indoor air quality services include better sleep and health. You avoid inhaling dust, dander, mold, pollen, and other pollutants that cause asthma, allergies, and respiratory problems. The clean air is also free of odors.
The Role of UV Lights
A tool under the sanitation and purification category of indoor air quality services is UV lights. Sanitation and purification services eliminate contaminants and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). You may not have heard of VOCs, but you have smelled perfumes, fragrances, and smoke scents. Those odors can cause an allergic reaction, and sanitizing the air solves that problem.
What UV lights do specifically is sanitize the air inside HVAC systems. The powerful rays kill bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi, and viruses inside the unit. They target the pollutant’s DNA and damage it. A germ with damaged DNA dies or cannot reproduce; therefore, it causes no harm to your respiratory and immune systems. The result is fresh air with very few pollutants that can lead to sickness and trigger allergies.
For indoor air quality, we employ UVC rays. These are the most powerful of the three types and the only ones that kill germs and contaminants. We place the UVC lights near the evaporator coil or the ductwork return vents. The other two rays are the more familiar UVA and UVB rays. They may affect your skin, but they don’t cleanse indoor air.
The UVC light kills 90% to 99% of germs and contaminants floating through its device. It prevents gunk from building up inside the unit and overheating or wearing down system parts. With less dust, dirt, and debris, your HVAC system keeps running longer. An efficient HVAC unit needs fewer repairs and maintenance. That saves you money, which can go toward other areas of the home.
Other products that help improve the quality of indoor air include the following:
Ventilation is a significant issue when discussing indoor air quality. It’s important to expel indoor air and replace it with fresh air from outside. Good ventilation also reduces moisture in the air, and that keeps mold, bacteria, and dust mite growth in check.
Swapping Your Filters in Redmond
With 25 years of superior service in the area, our team at Alexander's Heating & Air Conditioning is the one to trust with your indoor air quality. Whether changing filters, adjusting ventilation, or installing UV lights, we have the technicians to improve the air in your indoor environment. After a thorough inspection using the latest technological equipment, we can make a diagnosis and explain the reasons for poor indoor air.
Then, we’ll go to work improving the situation, starting with the HVAC system and ductwork. We offer specific testing for mold, toxins, and pollutants. We want every breath you take to be safe and sanitary, and we want your home to remain that way for years.
Contact us today at Alexander's Heating & Air Conditioning in Redmond for more information on filters and indoor air quality services.
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