We totally understand that homeowners throughout the area are getting anxious waiting for the warmer weather to arrive. Well, it’s going to a number of weeks yet before warm temperatures are here to stay for a while. Anxious as you may be after the harsh winter season, though, this really is not bad news. It gives you time to ensure that you’ll be breathing clean, pure air in your home once the warmer weather arrives.
There are a lot of ways in which your indoor air quality can suffer, and that can make it difficult to resolve problems successfully. In many cases, a multi-pronged approach is the only way in which to effectively boost the air quality in one’s home with lasting effect. Here are a few tips on some ways in which to clean up the air in your home. Let us help you to enjoy better indoor air quality in Bolingbrook, IL.
Filtration, Cleaning, and Purification
For most people, air filtration is the first thing that springs to mind when they think of cleaning up the air that they breathe in their homes. In some cases, air filtration just may be enough to get the job done. However, it is also entirely possible that homeowners are placing too much trust in the wrong type of air filter.
Yes, there are air filters in forced air HVAC systems. These standard filters are not really there to improve upon the quality of the air throughout the house, though. Instead, they are really there to protect the HVAC system itself. A filter with a higher MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) may be what you need, though a designated air filtration system that works in conjunction with the HVAC system is usually for the best.
The next logical step from here is the electronic air cleaner. An electronic air cleaner actively cleans the air in the house by drawing it through an ionization chamber, usually. The pollutants in that air are given an electric charge, and are then trapped on oppositely charged collector plates. This is how an electronic precipitator works. Those plates are then simply removed for convenient cleaning by the homeowner.
Now, there are certain pollutants that you cannot really just filter out of the air in your home. These are biological pollutants, which are actually living microorganisms. Using a specific type of air purifier can help you to overcome such pollutants.
Because these biological pollutants can reproduce, simply trapping them in a filter really isn’t going to solve your problem. With an air purifier such as UV germicidal lights, though, you can destroy these pollutants and render them incapable of reproduction. That way, you don’t have to worry about viruses, mold, or bacteria continuing to thrive in your home.
As you can see, cleaning the air in your home may not be as simple and straightforward as you thought. That’s why our IAQ specialists are here to help.
DuAll Heating & Cooling can clean up the air that you breathe in your home.