We spend the biggest portion of our lives indoors, whether at work, school, or simply enjoying the comforts of home. Because of the amount of time we spend away from fresh outdoor air, indoor air quality becomes an important consideration for our health and comfort.
Studies have shown that indoor air can be much more polluted than outside air, containing particles and contaminants such as dust, mold, pollen, pet dander, bacteria and other microorganisms. These substances can lead to respiratory problems or aggravate existing conditions such as allergies or asthma. A whole house air purification system can be a good way to prevent these problems and improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Whole house air purification systems can be installed in your existing heating or cooling system to provide filtration of the conditioned air that travels through the ductwork and to points all around your home. They contain high-MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) filters that are extremely efficient at removing airborne contaminants and particles that you and your family might otherwise inhale.
Some models of whole house air purification systems can remove up to 95 percent of particles of 0.3 microns or larger. They can remove 90 percent of bioaerosols and microorganisms as small as 0.01 micron, including dust mites, bacteria, viruses, fungi and mold spores. They are also effective at eliminating many common household odors and chemical vapors from organic compounds.
Air purification systems can also include disinfecting ultraviolet (UV) lights that offer an additional level of protection against potentially harmful microorganisms. These lights further treat the air traveling through your home’s heating and cooling systems, killing microscopic bacteria, viruses and other living creatures that can cause disease and discomfort.
Around the Clock Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. has been a trusted source of residential and commercial heating and air conditioning service since 1967. We serve customers in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, including Pasadena, Glendale and Santa Monica. Contact us todayfor information on whole house air purification systems and to find out if one is right for your indoor air quality needs.
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