We often consider indoor air to be cleaner than outdoor air. However, in EPA studies they found that indoor air is on average 70% more polluted than outdoor air. Since our indoor air stays trapped inside our homes, it has a tendency to build up pollutants like dust, smoke, allergens, and viruses. Constant exposure to these toxins can be harmful. One way to combat those indoor air quality concerns is a UV Air sanitizer. At Paul The Plumber, we help homeowners throughout the Nashua, NH area with system installations and upkeep. These smart devices can eliminate impurities at the molecular level, leaving you with a happier and healthier home.
You can improve air quality even without a sanitizer. Simply keep up with your AC filter replacement and enjoy improved performance and comfort in your home.
Benefits of Installing a UV Air Sanitizer
Your air conditioner is fitted with a filter to reduce the number of toxins in your indoor air. However, the purpose of this filter is more to protect the air conditioning system from contamination. Since our homes have such a high load of contaminants we can get sick with prolonged exposure. Dust and allergies can leave us with chronic congestion and watery eyes.
Large amounts of bacteria in our air makes us susceptible to respiratory infections. People with asthma or COPD are particularly vulnerable to complications from poor indoor air quality. Installing an air cleaner can prevent these dangers. Your home will also stay cleaner due to a reduction in mold spores and particulates.
Types of Air Filtration Systems
If you think you might benefit from some type of purification or sanitization, there are several options to fit your needs. Air cleaner systems can come in several forms, including:
- Purifiers: Purifiers work like an extra filter for your AC system. Air is pulled through one or several filters. As the air is filtered, smoke and other particulates are trapped in a filter. Purifiers are good at pulling larger pollutants out of your air but they don’t neutralize bacteria and viruses.
- Sanitizers: Sanitizers use ultraviolet light to destroy microorganisms. UV light is what causes you to sunburn. It is also effective at sanitizing the air of microorganisms. In a whole home UV air sanitizer system, the air is blown past and intense UV light. In doing so, bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and allergens are destroyed.
- Combination System: Both systems have limitations. Purifiers don’t do a good job at reducing pathogens and sanitizers can leave particulates in the air. Fortunately, both can be installed to maximize the cleanliness of your air.
The air cleaner you choose for your Nashua, NH home will depend on your existing system and budget. At Paul The Plumber, we always offer honest advice and help you find that perfect solution. In addition, we can help you with other related air quality services including coil cleaning and filter replacement to improve the overall comfort in your home.
Has dust and grime damaged your evaporator coils? Schedule a cleaning with our experts and ensure your system is always working at its best!
Your Air Quality Professionals
If you have been suffering the effects of poor indoor air quality, it might be time to consider installing a whole-home purifier or sanitizer. An air quality expert can help you determine your needs and assist you in picking out the right system for your home. Once you have decided on a system they will install the system.
If you decide to install a whole-home system, it would also be a good idea to join a routine maintenance program. A maintenance program will change bulbs and filters when necessary. Having a professional look after your system will ensure that you are prolonging the life of your equipment and gaining the rewards of this investment in your health.