Indoor Air Quality Services in Northern Virginia
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Did you know that the outdoor air quality is often much better than inside your home? Chemicals from cleaners and personal care products, damp carpets, and some types of pressed wood leach pollutants into the air inside your home. Inadequate ventilation and dirty ducts can also compound the problem.
By installing an indoor air cleaner, you’re saving your family from a variety of dangers—increased asthma symptoms, lung infections, and reduced overall health among them. At HVAC & Plumbing Unlimited, our Northern Virginia indoor air quality specialists can help you breathe better.
Indoor Air Quality Products
You spend most of your time indoors and these conditions can be uncomfortable and unhealthy, especially for those with asthma or allergies. At HVAC & Plumbing Unlimited, we are proud to feature various products including Air Knight Purification Systems and multiple Carrier units.
What Is UV Air Treatment & Does It Work?
Some models of indoor air quality products use UV (ultraviolet) light to purify your air. The whole-home system is designed to destroy viruses, germs, bacteria, mold, chemicals, odors, allergens, and VOCs. Installation is simple because it mounts directly inside your ducts. As it works, it shines a UV light within your ducts at a wavelength which eliminates bio-contaminants.
This type of air purification is extremely successful. In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used ultraviolet radiation (UV-C) to nearly eliminate drug-resistant bacteria in 50 hospital rooms, reducing the number of bacteria more than 97%.
Preserving Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality
Did you know the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranked indoor pollution among the top five environmental dangers? You may not realize it, but the air inside your home is continually recycled through your vents and ductwork. Many people keep their windows tightly sealed while they run their air conditioners or heating units. This can make the air inside your house four to five times more polluted than the air outside, as well as increase humidity, stuffiness, staleness, and dryness.
Mold, radon, carbon monoxide, household chemicals, and combustion pollutants are all found throughout your house, but you can take steps to reclaim your home from bad air.
Sources of pollutants include:
- Tobacco products
- Building materials
- Wet or damp carpet
- Cabinetry and furniture made from certain pressed wood products
- Cleaning products
- Beauty products
- Outdoor pollutants finding their way inside your home
Luckily our Northern Virginia indoor air quality specialists have a serious of solutions for ridding your home of pollutants.
In addition to installing air cleansing products, other ways to control pollutants in your home include:
- Testing for radon and fixing any problems
- Reducing asthma triggers such as mold and dust mites
- Prohibiting people from smoking indoors
- Keeping all areas clean and dry
- Eliminating excess water or moisture
- Ventilating when using products that can release pollutants into the air and ensuring that stored products are closed tightly after use
- Inspecting fuel-burning appliances for leaks and making repairs when necessary
- Installing a carbon monoxide alarm
- Changing the filters in your HVAC system often
What are you waiting for? Get indoor air quality solutions from HVAC & Plumbing Unlimited. Contact us today to breathe easier tomorrow.