Spring is here, and for those who suffer from allergies that means weeks
of suffering and constant pursuit of relief from airborne microbes. However,
some people even suffer from symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes, runny
nose, and difficulty breathing in their own home. The reason for this
is that their HVAC system is not improving air quality by cleaning it
from these microscopic airborne nuisances. How can you fix this and improve
your air quality at home? Here are a few ways you can upgrade your HVAC
system to dramatically improve its effectiveness.
Germicidal UV Light
A germicidal UV light is a great way to eliminate mold, mildew, or pollen
spores from the air. Installed either inside your intake vent or near
your air conditioner’s coils, these special lights emit a harsh
type of light known as ultraviolet light that’s harmless to pets
and humans, but lethal to pathogens. Mold and other airborne bacteria
cannot survive in ultraviolet light, so any particles in the air are quickly
zapped before they can be recirculated into your HVAC system. While these
are remarkably effective particularly in humid climates like Florida,
they can only eliminate living organisms, and are entirely useless against
dirt or dust.
Ionized Air Filter
An ionized air filter uses the power of physics to remove dust, dirt, and
many other particles from the air. These systems use a fan to draw air
in. While doing so, it gives these particles a positive static charge.
These particles then stick to a negatively-charged collection grid and
become trapped by the force of attraction between the charges, while the
air, now completely clean, is forced out and into your home. These are
equally effective on both living and non-living allergens, which make
them a great choice for those who suffer from numerous allergies. However,
they can be expensive to install and the collection grid does require
cleaning ever so often.
Quality Air Filters
Every HVAC system comes with an air filter, but not everybody replaces
their air filter as often as they should. At the very least, you should
change your filter once per year, and those who suffer from severe allergies
should consider doing so twice a year to maintain maximum effectiveness.
These filters aren’t usually expensive and are a breeze to swap
out, even for those who aren’t technically-inclined. Swapping your
filter for a new one ensures it continues to take as many contaminants
as possible out of the air, plus it improves your HVAC system’s
efficiency by allowing the maximum possible amount of air through.
The Palm Beach County HVAC professionals at
Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC can provide world-class installation, repair, and maintenance services
to all types of heating and air conditioning systems. Since opening our
doors in 1995, our goal has been centered on one thing: your complete
satisfaction with any job we perform. All our technicians are highly-trained
and NATE-certified in the latest air conditioning technologies in order
to diagnose your issue properly and repair it efficiently the first time.
We back up all our services with some of the best warranties in the industry,
including a full money-back guarantee.
Call Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC today at 888.660.4337 to
schedule a service for your HVAC system today!