Is that a sound you hear a lot this time of year? August means allergies for many Americans and according to the American Lung Association, the air inside your home can be as much as FIVE times worse than the air outside. In fact, unclean air in your home can lead to a build-up of bacteria, dust, dirt, molds and mildew. According to the American College of Allergists, 50% of illnesses, allergies and asthma are caused or aggravated by these molds, mildew, bacteria or fungi.
Indoor air quality products that work in conjunction with your heating and cooling system are the best way to clean the air circulating in your home and improve the health of you and your family.
It’s the particles you can’t see that you need to worry about, virus-sized particles and bacteria, allergens, respirable dust and other airborne contaminants. A Whole-House Air Cleaner can provide relief, up to 40 times more efficiently than standard filters, from these irritants. Air cleaners can improve your health while keeping your entire house cleaner.
A Whole-House Air Purifier is the most effective air cleaning system available. It thoroughly cleans and filters out 99.98% of allergens from the filtered air and is up to 100 times more effective than a standard 1” filter. An air purifier is able to deliver cleaner air, and more of it!
UV Germicidal Lamp
UV (Ultravoilet) Germicidal Lamps work to destroy airborne contaminants. Mold and bacteria can easily grow on air conditioning coils as a result of normal condensation that takes place during the cooling process. A UV Germicidal Lamp is designed to kill that mold and bacteria by breaking down its DNA. The elimination of mold and bacteria will reduce your family’s risk of allergic reactions and illnesses as well as get rid of foul odors.
You can switch from a standard 1” filter to a higher quality HEPA filter to increase the filtration of particles in the air in your home. Also just by changing or cleaning (depending upon the filter type) your filter monthly will help cut down on the amount of dust and pollutants in your air. Filters remove dust and other particles from the air such as pollen, bacteria, smoke, smog, pet dander, and plant and mold spores.
Thornton & Grooms offers a variety of indoor air quality products for allergy sufferers. For more information contact us to learn how you can breathe easier!