Indoor air quality is an important issue that has been given added attention in recent years. This report from the EPA indicates that “median indoor concentrations are one to five times the median outdoor concentrations of many hazardous air pollutants.” Of course, this added attention is not meant to scare the general population, but is intended to spread awareness of the subject.
Mold, mildew, bacteria and viruses may lead to health problems in some inpiduals, especially small children and people with allergies. These may include allergies, asthma, respiratory problems and infection.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) may be harmful to our health, and may also produce unpleasant odors. VOCs may come from building materials, smoking, air fresheners, cosmetics, cleaning chemicals, moth balls, vehicle exhaust from the garage, and fuel, oil, and/or gasoline. Several other sources may also contribute.
Maintaining a clean home is part of the solution, but there are further steps that homeowners may take as well.
Ultraviolet (UV) filtration devices are effective tools in fighting VOCs, pathogens and other harmful microorganisms. UV light sources may be installed in air conditioning systems to destroy mold, mildew and other harmful elements on the air conditioner’s coil, air handler and other surface within the system.
All Year Cooling offers UV light filtration devices that are installed in certain areas of the air conditioner near the coil or air handler, or in the ductwork to kill airborne pathogens. All Year Cooling’s technicians are specially trained to install these UV air filtration products for optimal performance.
Ask for an indoor air quality expert for more information about UV filtration and other indoor air quality products and services from All Year Cooling.