The quality of air inside your Palm Harbor, Florida, home impacts everything from cooling efficiency to your health. Dirty air causes cooling expenses to rise and increases your chances of suffering from allergies, asthma or respiratory health conditions. Fortunately, you can take advantage of several products, such as air purifiers and ultraviolet (UV) lamps to help improve the IAQ in your home.
Air purifiers work to remove harmful particles, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), odors, and more from the air. As air passes through the purifier, it goes through a filter before being released back into your home. Some air purifiers are portable, easily allowing you to move them from one room to another. Whole-home air purifiers connect directly to your home’s HVAC system and provide air purification throughout the entire house. A technician can help you choose the best type of air purifier for your home.
You can add UV lamps to your home’s HVAC system to clean and remove germs, odors, and VOCs from the air inside. These lamps are particularly beneficial for people living in Florida because they help kill off the bacteria and other biological growth that flourish in humid conditions. High levels of these particles and microorganisms can be detrimental to your IAQ. UV lamps don’t require extensive maintenance, and the bulbs only need replacing about once every year or two.
Use a dehumidifier to reduce indoor moisture and improve your home’s air quality. Lower humidity levels lead to fewer allergens in the air, and you’ll feel more comfortable by not having air that feels damp. Dehumidifiers can also reduce utility expenses by making it easier for the cooling system to cool your home. Similar to air purifiers, dehumidifiers are also available in portable and whole-home versions.
Contact Arctic Air Systems at (727) 877-3396 to learn more about improving your home’s indoor air quality. One of our technicians can perform an air quality inspection to determine which IAQ products will work best inside your home.
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