With more of us working from home than ever, it’s no surprise the average American spends 90 percent of their time indoors. And considering the EPA has stated that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, the subject of how to improve indoor air quality has never been more relevant.
Lately, one of the most important topics I’ve heard about is how to keep indoor air fresh and clean. Responding to the needs of our customers is paramount, so I’m continually looking for ways to adapt and refine our services.
With that in mind, adopting a systematic approach is essential if improving indoor air quality is the goal. This includes implementing a variety of strategies, such as:
- Having a thorough duct cleaning – A variety of contaminants can accumulate inside your ductwork, from dust and pet dander to mold, microorganisms and other pests, so if it hasn’t been done within the past three to five years, as the National Air Duct Cleaners recommends, now could be the time. Doing so could have a positive impact on interior air quality and also improve your system’s efficiency.
- Using quality air filters – These can improve indoor air quality by eliminating more contaminant particles such as dust and allergens, as well as keeping dust build-up at a minimum. A high quality air filter can also increase efficiency since it reduces the contaminants in the air.
- Media air cleaners – Placed in between the main return duct and the blower cabinet, these capture tiny contaminants missed by other air filters.
- UV light integration – Exposure to ultraviolet light in the range of 254 NM can disrupt the DNA of microorganisms, keeping them from reproducing and effectively killing them. These can be retrofitted to most HVAC systems. Aside from helping to improve the health of people with physical conditions, these can also help to reduce wear and tear on HVAC systems, thereby increasing lifespan and efficiency.
We service and sell a number of advanced whole-home air cleaners and UV light systems, such as the American Standard AccuClean, Blue Tube UV, and Apco-X, a whole-house air treatment system.
Joining our Home Comfort Club can ensure you love the air inside your home. Members receive two inspections per year and our technicians are trained to resolve numerous issues related to indoor air quality. For a consultation about the air quality inside your home, call 910-777-3539.
Salt Air Heating & Cooling provides a full lineup of maintenance, new installation, and service work to residential and commercial clients in and around the Wilmington, NC area. Salt Air is comprised of true HVAC experts, adept at diagnosing and servicing all makes and models of heating and air equipment. The Salt Air team completes 1,000 hours of continuing education per year to ensure our employees are trained on the latest technology. To arrange a free at-home consultation, call (910) 777-3539, or visit the company’s website at www.saltairinc.com.
Brooke Skipper owns Salt Air, Inc. along with her husband Devin Skipper. Salt Air Heating and Cooling serves clients in the Cape Fear area, providing indoor air quality solutions, 24-hour service, and new installations for residential and commercial spaces.