The air quality inside your home is very important to your health and well-being. Having poor indoor air quality poses a threat to your physical health that could potentially lead to greater problems over time. Without realizing it, you may have things in your home producing indoor air pollutants that deteriorate the quality of indoor air over time. Being able to identify those particles and minimize them could help the air quality of your home.
Here at Cavalry Air Care, we’re dedicated to serving the community of San Antonio the right way. Achieving good indoor air quality for you is of the utmost importance to us. Through our air purification services, you never have to worry about poor indoor air quality ever again!
Specializing in air duct cleaning, we know how air ducts can contribute to poor indoor air quality. We’re proud to offer services such as air ionization, air purification and UV light filtration to ensure that the air in your home is as it should be. By the creation of moisture in your air ducts, your home is susceptible to many kinds of bacteria and fungi that can cause respiratory illnesses.
One way to achieve a better understanding of how this hidden system affects your home is to learn its functions and purpose. Air ducts are the conduits, or connections, to and from the HVAC unit and the rooms in your home. In most cases, your HVAC system recycles the air that’s already in your home.
The purpose of the HVAC system is to filter the air that has been returned to it by route of the air ducts. Your system filters the air, cools or heats the air and sends it back through the ducts into your home. The functions of an HVAC system wouldn’t be possible without the work of the air ducts. Thus, air ducts are an essential part of providing good indoor air quality to your home.
While your air ducts can be major factors in collecting and recirculating harmful particles, how do they even get inside your home in the first place? There are too many naturally occuring air contaminants to completely rid your home of them, but once you know their sources, it will be easier to control the contamination of your air. These are some of the most common causes of poor IAQ:
If you want to control the concentrations of these particles in your home, you need effective filtration or purification systems in place. Luckily, our team has several options that we can install to get your air cleaner than ever!
Here at Cavalry Air Care, great indoor air quality in your home is what’s most important to us. As mentioned earlier, we offer services such as air ionization, air purification and UV light filtration. To get a better understanding of those services, we wanted to break it down for you:
Your HVAC systems come equipped with paper filters that need to be replaced about every 3 months. The main purpose of those filters is to aid in the removal of dust from the air. While these filters are beneficial to catch those unwanted particles from floating around your home, it doesn’t mean that they remove all the particles that could harm your health.
Many professionals recommend the installation of an air purifier to assist in the whole-home air filtration process. Investing in a stand-alone unit like an air purifier could help reduce the symptoms that may be making you feel bad. If you’re someone that suffers from allergies, asthma or other respiratory conditions, an air purifier might be what you need.
Air ionization is another process in which professionals increase the quality of the air in your home. Air ionizers, like air purification systems, are smaller systems that rely on the chemical properties of ions to do the job. An air ionizer works by charging air molecules with negative ions to remove the unwanted particles from the air.
Also sold as stand-alone units, these negative ions are then sent into the air to attach themselves to the positively charged particles. These positively charged particles are usually presented as the bad particles that you want removed like bacteria, dust, pollen, etc. Once the negative ion attaches itself to the positive particle, it bonds together to create a dense dirt-like particle that is unable to float in the air.
Made with the same goals as air purification systems and air ionizers, the UV light filtration system’s purpose is to clean your air. These systems are designed to use a short-wave ultraviolet light to purify the air by disabling harmful airborne particles from making their way around your home. The UV lamp is best used in the downstream area of a filter in a portable air purifier.
It is important to note that you should only use UV light filtration systems that are approved by HVAC professionals. While the UV light does not cause immediate harm to you or your family, too much exposure to a UV light could be harmful. Always listen to the professionals because we’ll always have your best interest at heart!
Now that you know that there are different options to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy, it can also be beneficial to go back to the basics. Getting your air ducts cleaned is a simple but effective way to know that only the cleanest air is being circulated throughout your home.
Factors such as pets, dust, poor ventilation and humidity levels are only a few of the small but important factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality. Allowing a great amount of time to go by without getting your ducts clean could harm your health. It’s smart for you and everyone in your home to have routine duct cleaning.
If it hasn’t been made clear yet, we at Cavalry Air Care want the best for you and your home. That all starts with good indoor air quality. If you’re ready to start improving the air quality inside your home, call us today for help!