Are you dealing with allergies, asthma, or another type of respiratory illness? Do the people in your home tend to get sick often, or do they complain about the stale indoor air? A whole-home air quality system may be just what you need to stay comfortable and healthy. Check out three of the whole-house options you can have installed when you work with indoor air quality specialists.
Electronic Air Purifier
One of the best ways to make sure that the air in your home stays clean is with a whole-home air cleaner. Unfortunately, your filter may be unable to trap some smaller particles, which could be the most damaging to your health. An electronic air purifier charges particles rather than trapping them, and the contaminants then cling to a surface of an opposite charge. Depending on the design of the unit, particles may stick to a set of metal plates in the unit itself, or they may be attracted to surfaces in a room such as the drapes.
UV Germicidal Light Air Cleaners
While particles in dust are harmful as well, the worst air pollutants are bioaerosols, living organisms like bacteria and viruses that move through the air. UV light can kill and sterilize these small organisms instantly, so they have no effect on people in the home with allergies or asthma. These go in the ductwork and should have no negative impact on the people in your home.
Heat Recovery Ventilator
Closing up windows and doors allows the heating and air conditioning systems to run more efficiently, but it also keeps the air feeling stale. It would be nice to open a window, but this will make the temperature less comfortable and overwork your HVAC system. A heat recovery ventilator allows outside air to enter the home without allowing heat to transfer with it, keeping the air conditioned without using extra energy.
Call the indoor air quality specialists at Advantage Airtech for indoor air quality system installation or service in Toronto.