With medical spending in the household taking a larger share of the family income, it’s important for families to save where ever they can. If you or a member of your family suffers from allergies, you should know that electronic air cleaning through your HVAC system can make breathing easier.
Indoor pollution is a hot topic since we spend more time indoors. We rely on our HVAC system to deliver clean, breathable air, but through electronic air cleaning, it can deliver so much more.
Here are a number of ways that you and your HVAC professional can help you achieve a cleaner and healthier home environment:
- Replace your filters regularly and have your HVAC system maintained at least once a year. Maintenance ensures that your system is running efficiently and effectively.
- Consider the use of media filters which are much thicker and more efficient than flat filters. These accordion filters are less than 10 inches thick, and are far superior to flat fiberglass filters.
- Electronic air cleaning like ionization is gaining popularity with HVAC systems. Ionizing air means that as the air passes through a chamber, particles are electronically charged. At the other end of the chamber, an electronically charged filter attracts the particles like a magnet.
- Ultraviolet light (UV) is another way to combat germs, mold spores and viruses by zapping the membranes that surround these targeted microscopic cells. The ultraviolet light nullifies their power to multiply and renders these unseen irritants harmless.
There is no substitution for fresh, clean air, but armed with more information about the technology available, you can take a step closer to having a healthier home. For more information on improving the quality of air in your home and the usefulness of ultraviolet lights, contact Powers Heating & Air. We happily serve Peachtree City area homeowners.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about electronic air cleaning and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.