Is Your Home or Office Making You Sick? Learn more about how your indoor air quality can affect your health below.
Today, Viruses, Bacteria, Pollen’s, VOC’s, Molds, and Mildews are Major Concerns in Residential and Commercial properties.
To understand why many of today’s health problems can be caused by the Home or Business you live or work in; you need to look back a few years to see what caused this to happen. You see, during the energy crisis of the early 1970s, highly insulated “tight” Homes & Offices became the standard. This was done so because of the potential to reduce energy costs. The tighter structures kept the cool in or cold out (depending on the season) but it also trapped Excessive Moisture, Stale Air, and VOCs that cause breathing issues. With all of these trapped pollutants now being trapped indoors now it became more polluted & dangerous than being outside.
In the late 1980s and early 90s, indoor air quality became a nationally recognized issue. Even today, newer and more energy-efficient homes seemed predisposed to the problem. In addition, they retain even more humidity and airborne pollutants. Which causes longer life-spans, and more productive cycles of microbial activity within the home. Things such as germs, bacteria, viruses, and mold have now become even more prevalent in our inside environments.
This greater activity and concentration of these airborne contaminants, equates to more allergic reactions, and sickness within families, for longer periods of time.
Needle Point Bipolar Ionizing Air Purifier
Our Needlepoint Bipolar Ionizer is the only Air Purifier Unit Lab certified to Reduce active Sar-Cov2 virus (which causes the Covid-19 illness) by 99.4% in 30 minutes. This Ionizer delivers millions of ions to the occupied spaces where it deactivates a broad variety of pathogens in a short period of time. It is people and pets safe. We have applications from the smallest systems to the largest you can have. It is not relegated to just Residential or Commercial applications, we have designed Tour Bus applications as well.
Corona Virus, Influenza, Staphylococcus, MSRA, E.coli, Legionella, Tuberculosis, Norovirus & Mold are just a few of the pathogens that affect us every day that are deactivated by NPBI Ionizers in the areas where YOU live, work, and play. Installed near your HVAC System Blower fan it proactively delivers millions of cleansing Ions per minute to the areas you need them the most, the living or office space.
NPBI also offers some other great benefits. The Millions of Ions emitted have a cleansing effect of the air. This causes Odor’s as well as VOCs to chemically break down into simple compounds such as Oxygen and Nitrogen which are not harmful or noticeable to us.
These Ions also cause nanoparticles (dust that floats in the air) to “static-cling” which causes these now larger particles to fall out of the air. Now that dust is easier to manage. That same “static-cling” effect gives Media Air Filters the ability to be even more effective at particle collection than their rating ability indicates.
Media Air Filtration
Media Filters come in several types of efficiencies or ratings. Typically these filters are identified by a MERV Rating. This Rating describes how effectively the Filter captures microscopic particles moving into the duct system. One such Unit, the Carrier Infinity Air Purifier, has been tested & verified to capture Pathogens, such as the Corona Virus, in its fibers where it kills them. Removing the particles in the occupied areas make Breathing Easier
Installed in your duct system; Media Filters can stop the vast majority of particles from being reintroduced into your occupied areas via the supply duct system.
Dehumidifiers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Let’s face it, we live in the south where humidity is a constant all but a few days every year. Managing Humidity levels can make your home or business more comfortable and can be a beneficial supplement to your Air Conditioning system. If you have ever “bumped the Tstat down a degree or two to make it comfortable”…. you need a Dehumidifier. A Dehumidifier makes your home less hospitable to allergens such as dust mites, mold, and mildew. If you own or work in a Business, Outside Hot or Cold humid air is required to be introduced through the HVAC system. A Dehumidifier could lower energy costs because it helps your air conditioner run more efficiently.
In addition to suffering from constant symptoms of allergies, you may want to consider a dehumidifier if you have some obvious signs of high humidity in certain rooms or areas of your home, including:
- High humidity rooms with poor ventilation or no ventilation (especially in areas like bathrooms that have no windows)
- Frequent condensation on the windows in certain areas of your home
- Small black spots (mold spores) growing on the walls or in areas with high humidity, such as basements, crawl spaces, the bathtub or shower.
- Musty or mildew smells
Humidifiers have their day in the spotlight on the cooler/colder days where it may be warm inside but it just doesn’t feel warm. Or My less than a personal favorite moment is the who wants to touch the doorknob and get zapped days. Both of these scenarios describe when low humidity events happen inside a home or office when the already low humidity levels of the air are heated and cause the humidity to drop even lower. Many Wintertime illnesses can be directly attributed to these conditions which cause dry sinuses, bloody noses, and cracked lips as well — humidifiers can help soothe these familiar problems caused by dry indoor air.
Ultraviolet lights kill bacteria, mold & drain clogging algae growing on your indoor coil–before they are circulated throughout your home. We install our state-of-the-art UV lamp near your existing indoor coil and it works diligently to rid your home of the bacteria, viruses, mold and also germs that impact your home’s health. They are a great addition to any home’s comfort system.
Call us to learn more about our indoor air quality solutions today.