Your indoor air quality can directly impact your family’s health. When dust, debris, mold and other allergens are in your home, it can aggravate family members’ allergies and asthma, and lead to other respiratory issues and illnesses. To keep your family healthy and ensure you have good indoor air quality, call Air Now - trusted by Sarasota residents since 1946!
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Benefits of Installing an Air Cleaner in Your Home
Installing an air cleaner in your home can have many advantages for your family. Some benefits can include:
- Reduced allergens. These systems can remove pollen, dust and other allergy triggers from your home.
- Improved breathing conditions for those with asthma. These units can remove allergens, pollutants, mold and humidity from the air.
- Lower humidity: This can improve the overall comfort level in your home, as well as reduce the risk of mold and mildew forming.
- Improved odors: These systems can remove odors from the air, making your home smell cleaner.
- Cigarette smoke dispersion: These units can help remove cigarette smoke and odors from your home.
- Reduce airborne bacteria and germs: This can lower the risk of people in your family catching a cold or the flu.
Benefits of Air Sanitizers Vs. Air Purifiers
Air sanitizers and air purifiers can greatly enhance your indoor air quality. Which one is best for your home? Learn more about each system:
- Sanitizers: These come in two basic types -- ultraviolet light and germicidal irradiation. The UV sanitizers use light to clean the air. The germicidal irradiation version destroys pollutants like bacteria, allergens and viruses.
- Purifiers: These systems pull pollutants, smoke, and other particles out of the air and store them in a filter. This prevents them from being released back into the air. Purifiers are able to clean the air without releasing any pollutants; however, they cannot remove viruses from your home.
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Types of Air Filters
When installing an air filter, homeowners have many options to choose from. Some of these include:
- Ionic: This type generates negative ions that capture positive ions, including dust and allergen particles. These tend to be cost-effective and can work well to reduce smoke in a home.
- HEPA: This type of filter was originally created to remove radioactive dust particles from the air. Now, these are used to reduce contaminants such as mold, dust-mite debris, bacteria and pollen.
- UV: These filters destroy microorganisms. They can be effective at preventing illnesses and disease.
- Carbon: This can be the most absorbent filter, as it can reduce odors and fumes without releasing the contaminants back into the air.