Why is Clean Air Essential?
The average American spends up to 90% of their time inside their homes where pollutants can be five times more intense than those outside. Air pollutants can affect your health directly, leading to both short term and long-term consequences. According to the World Health Organization, close to 4.3 million people die from poor indoor air quality every year.
Short-term effects of substandard indoor air quality are ordinarily treatable. Symptoms for short-term effects of poor air quality are similar to common viruses, including sinus congestion, coughing, and headaches.
Long-term effects of poor indoor air quality are only noticeable after years of continued exposure to poor ventilation. They may include respiratory issues, cancer, and heart disease. In some circumstances, these issues can be life threatening.
What causes indoor air pollution?
Many times, homeowners do not notice the existence of pollutants since they are hardly visible. Harmful pollutants that cause poor indoor air quality may come from the following sources:
- Accumulation of pollutants and dust in the air vents
- Excess moisture
- Deteriorated insulation
- Faulty central heating systems
- Furniture built with pressed wood
- Fuel-burning sources such as kerosene, gas, coal, and oil
- Substandard indoor air quality seeping into the home
- Insufficient ventilation
Improving Indoor Air Quality with UV-C light
UV-C light is the electromagnetic spectrum that resides between X-rays and visible light that usually has a wavelength of 10-400 nanometers. Exposure to UV light causes irreversible damage to organisms’ cell structure by destroying its DNA and dissolving its molecular bonds. As a consequence, the organism will not reproduce and becomes inactive when it enters the human body. When you invest in UV lights in your duct system, you add an extra level of indoor air purification.
As your air conditioning unit operates, its entire air content is exposed to UV lights, which damage the microorganisms before they reach your indoor space. UV lights are also installed on the coil system to prevent the growth of fungi, mold, and other organisms that negatively affect your indoor air quality.
We also offer electrostatic filters and sanitizing solutions for your air ducts!
Get a Quote today to install a UV-C light, electrostatic filter, or have sanitizing solution added to your ventilation system to help purify your home’s air!