It is a simple fact that homes in The Greater Houston Area are not airtight. Polluted air from the outside can and will come into a home. Often the thin filters that come with an HVAC unit are not able to filter out all the contaminants in the air. If people in the home have any sort of sensitivity such as allergies or other respiratory issues, they may need more robust filtering or cleaning system. Morrow Mechanical is here to help you decide what your home needs with a full range of indoor air quality services.
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Indoor Air Quality: Why your Home Might Need Air Filtration or Cleaning
There are many contaminants that can cause problems in a home. This is particularly true in older homes in Spring, TX that tend to allow more air into them. Here are just a few of the pollutants that can infiltrate a home:
- VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
Air quality can affect the health and quality of life of the people who live in the home, whether or not they have pre-existing respiratory problems. Most homes have at least some of the contaminants on the list and would benefit greatly from a home air purification system.
Air Cleaners Vs. Air Filtration
While you may hear these terms used interchangeably, air cleaners and air filters actually do two different jobs. The best way to think of these two systems is sterilization versus removal. Air cleaners or sterilizers kill germs and other microbes like mold and mildew. Air filters remove particulate matter and pollution from the air and can be used to remove microbes as well. Cleaners cannot remove odors unless they are a direct result of the microbes they eliminate.
UV cleaners are excellent for keeping your air conditioning coils clean and efficient. As previously mentioned, these cannot remove matter from the air, but they do neutralize viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms such as mold and mildew. While these certainly help maintain the efficiency of an air conditioning system and keep a home’s air practically germ-free, they lack the ability to fully protect a home’s inhabitants from harmful airborne invaders.
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Ultraviolet purifiers use a combination of UV light and activated charcoal to remove contaminants from the air and neutralize them. This system is able to eliminate almost any sort of contaminant it encounters. The ultraviolet light and charcoal work together to both remove odors and other unwanted pollutants in the air and destroy microbial intruders.
This type of system keeps all those within the home safe from both outdoor pollutants and the indoor chemical vapors that can result from common household chores such as cooking and cleaning.
Lennox PureAir System
Morrow Mechanical recommends our customers install a Lennox PureAir System. It uses both UVA lamps and highly effective filters to reduce your indoor air pollution to practically zero. The PureAir System actively combats the indoor pollutants mentioned above.
- Particles: Dust, mold spores, and other particulate matter that can infest the air will be trapped in this product.
- Microorganisms: Bacteria and viruses are no match for the lamps and charcoal filters working together.
- Chemical Compounds: Whether cooking or cleaning, odors, VOCs, or volatile organic compounds can be released through these simple everyday tasks. The PureAir system keeps them in the filters and out of your lungs.