Indoor Air Quality
Air Filtration Systems and Air Purifiers
One way to fight back against poor indoor air quality is by, well, opening a window. Ventilation is important. But that can’t help you if the pollutants are coming from the outdoors, from the family pet, or due to industrial equipment. In these cases, you need to actively clean your air, and the best way to do that is with air purification and filtration. Filters and purifiers are not quite the same, but they both work to remove the contaminants from your air.
However, don’t assume that just any filter or purifier is a good fit for your home—not all of them are created equally. You first need an HVAC company to test your air quality and then install the appropriate filters. Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is a family of NATE certified HVAC technicians, fully qualified to get to the bottom of your indoor air quality issues. Our main objective is to help the community of Hickory, NC however we can, and air filtration and purification is just one way we get to do that.
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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
To truly improve your indoor air quality, the right type of filter or purifier must be installed. Indoor air quality tests can help you determine which pollutants are the biggest offenders, thus helping you find out which products you need.
Mechanical air filters: These filters are great for capturing larger particles like dust, pollen, and pet dander. As air flows through your home’s air circulation, they’ll be captured in the filter so they can later be disposed of. There are various levels of filtration to capture even smaller particles, but going too small can actually hamper your HVAC system’s efficiency. Consulting with a professional will allow you to get the right size.
Air Purifiers: Purifiers actively scrub the air of contaminants using an electric ionization field. This helps diffuse the air of smoke, odors, and chemicals, making them great for commercial or industrial environments. There are also UV air purifiers, which are made specifically to eliminate living microorganisms, such as viruses, bacteria, and mold.
Is it Time for Maintenance or Repairs on Your Air Purifier?
Air filters simply require that you replace them when they get too dirty. As for purifiers, however, they are meant to have their parts repaired or replaced to continue functioning. For example, UV air purifiers need to have their bulbs replaced once every two years. Purifiers can be essential for those with allergies or for those who must work in the presence of pollutants, so it’s important to update and repair them when necessary.
If you feel your air quality beginning to drop, don’t hesitate to see if it needs to be upgraded or repaired. Since 1990, we at Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. have been helping residents of the Hickory, Catawba Valley, and Unifour areas with a range of HVAC services. The fact is, we’re an HVAC company that likes to help however we can. Air purification and filter installation and replacement is just one of the ways we’re able to do that.
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