Allergies and colds? Think About Cleaning Up Indoor Air.
How Atlanta HVAC Equipment Can Improve Indoor Air Quality
Although not usually thought of as a major health risk, poor indoor air quality can actually pose a serious threat to your health — in fact, the EPA ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top five risks to national public health. Call our Atlanta GA Air Conditioning Repair team to learn more.
However, there are steps you can take to improve air quality, most notably, installing an upgraded HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) system in both homes and workplaces. When used properly, an HVAC system can greatly improve indoor air quality by controlling the humidity and providing air filtration.
Whole House Humidifier/Dehumidifier
A structure with poor humidity control is often at risk for poor air quality. Too much humidity leads to mold and fungi, too little humidity and dust can get out of control. This is particularly noticeable in the southern United States, where humidity climbs during the summer, then drastically drops in the winter. It is easy to have a humidifier or dehumidifier installed by an Atlanta HVAC technician which keeps the humidity of your home at a proper level. This greatly improves air quality, and can prevent any number of respiratory complaints caused by mold or excessive dust.
Whole House Air Filtration
Air filtration is one of the most important things an Atlanta HVAC system can do to improve the air quality in your home or workplace. Even homes that are clean still have millions of microscopic particles that are circulated by fans or older ventilation systems that can exacerbate conditions such as allergies and asthma, and can even cause respiratory illnesses. The newest HVAC systems have an available upgrade with advanced air filters to catch particles smaller than the width of a hair and ultraviolet lights that kill mold and bacteria.
Whole House HEPA Air Filter
Those with more serious air filtration issues may need to install a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter in their HVAC system. Often recommended by doctors for those with severe allergies, HEPA filters are the most advanced type of air filter you can install with your HVAC, and have multiple layers of particle-catching filters, including a carbon filter to remove odors. Most HEPA filters are microbial, meaning they not only eliminate pollen and dust, but also kill bacteria.
Whole House Ultraviolet Air Purifier
Some Atlanta HVAC filtration systems include ultraviolet air purifiers that destroy viruses, bacteria, harmful mold and fungi, and also serve to eliminate odors. Most UV systems install easily in existing HVAC systems, and are often used in conjunction with HEPA filters to provide the highest degree of microbial air filtration.
The air quality of your home or workplace is simply not worth taking risks with, especially when so many problems of indoor air quality can be solved by a good HVAC system. With a properly installed and maintained Atlanta HVAC system, your dust allergy or that cold you get every year could become a thing of the past.
We are the HVAC contractor Atlanta residential and commercial clients trust with their heating and cooling system. They know we are the best trained, hardest working a/c crew in town. When your unit breaks down, you can count on us to respond fast and get it back on line.
Atlanta homeowners are taking advantage of our low cost air conditioner, heat pump and furnace preventative maintenance program for Atlanta HVAC systems, so call today. You take good care of your car because you depend on it and it costs a lot. It costs a lot to repair so you do preventative maintenance on it. the same thing hold true for your air conditioning equipment. These systems cost as much as cars, so take care of them.