Indoor Air Quality

While you may think of your well-insulated home as a good thing for protecting your family from the elements, it may also be contributing to factors which could make your family sick.

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

While you may think of your well-insulated home as a good thing for protecting your family from the elements, it may also be contributing to factors which could make your family sick. As you open doors and windows to the outside, millions of airborne particles enter your home. These particles, ranging from allergens and chemicals to bacteria and viruses, become trapped in your home with nowhere to escape. As a result, this contaminated air is continually recirculated through your air vents leaving you and your loved ones exposed.

Well-insulated homes are also more likely to foster humid environments which can cause air quality problems of their own, allowing airborne particles to live longer in ideal conditions—not to mention the growth of suspicious substances and other microbial particles. This can lead to severe allergic reactions and sickness for your family, and are especially unhealthy for those who suffer from asthma.

 

Using UVC Technology

With our years of experience in indoor air quality solutions, we have determined that the best way to remove suspicious substances from the HVAC system is with Ultraviolet (UV) light. UV light is measured on a broad spectrum, with that along the “C” band (UVC) being considered appropriate for germicidal applications. Its successful use in killing germs in hospitals and laboratories has now been applied for home use.

When installed into your heating and cooling system, the energy from the UVC light suppresses the germ’s DNA, preventing it from spreading, or killing it altogether. This technology is recommended to those who find suspicious substances growing within their air conditioning system, and works to effectively remove suspicious substances buildup on the system’s coils.

Choosing an Air Filter

Filter the air to protect your family. Chances are that your home’s heating and cooling system uses a basic air filter, which was recommended for your system type. While these filters are good for catching certain particles and preventing them from clogging the equipment itself, they do little in the way of protecting your family from harmful airborne irritants. Today there are a number of specialized filters which are designed to capture these irritants including allergens, bacteria, and viruses. These filters capture the particles and prevent them from being circulated into the ventilation system of your home when your air conditioning is in use. We have a number of filter options, including washable and reusable ones, and even those which are used to sanitize the air in hospital operating rooms.

 

Contact Mason Mechanical today to learn more about our Annual Maintenance plan that will help keep your HVAC system running properly to ensure great air quality in your home.