4 Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality matters. We know that may seem like an obvious statement, but whether you’re indoors because of the coronavirus or whether you need to be breathing the best quality air possible. We have put together a list of 4 ways to improve indoor air quality.
Our air conditioning service professionals at Symbiont Air Conditioning understand and work with our customers — both residential homeowners and commercial property owners — to ensure the air they are breathing is clean. When you think about coronavirus or any other bacteria or virus there are steps you can take, filters you can use and equipment you can invest in.
4 Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality
MERV ratings are one place to begin when thinking about indoor air quality.
Check out these ways to improve air quality.
- A whole-house humidifier. These will likely cost you more than $500. A humidifier keeps the indoor air moisture-balanced. Steam units are the best and are the most efficient and less likely to develop mold issues. Lower priced models include flow-through or drum styles. When having a whole-house humidifier installed you will want to make certain there is a humidity gauge installed. Our experts recommend keeping the humidity levels between 30-50%.
- Ultraviolet lights carry an average price tag of $1,500. Hot and humid climates — like those in Englewood, Florida, benefit from ultraviolet light technology. If a family member suffers allergies or if the air ducts contain mold (call a duct cleaner) UV tech can help. Our HVAC pros explain that microbes are killed when they pass through the UV system. UV lights are effective and kill organic elements like bacteria or mold, but make no impact on dust or pet dander.
- A dehumidifier is ideal for use in warm and damp climates and the average cost is $1,400. If there is too much moisture in the house mold can grow. If there is not enough moisture, static electricity is a problem. A portable dehumidifier can address issues in a single room or you may need a whole-house unit. Look for one that has a smart thermostat that will automatically adjust the humidity levels.
- Air filters, can cost between $10 and $100 depending on the MERV rating and how many are needed. Filters can remove dust particles and keep the air clean. Filters in the HVAC unit need to be replaced and/or cleaned regularly. When we talk with our customers about air filters ask us about the MERV ratings. A filter that is MERV rated between 7 and 13 are ideal for controlling airborne particles. Those rated from 14-16 are of the highest home efficiency. It’s rare to find a MERV rated filter at 17 or higher in a home, these are more well-suited to commercial buildings.
Give us a call and let our HVAC professionals discuss your indoor air quality and find the one that will be the best fit for your home or commercial building.
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