Homeowners in Elk Grove, CA face a unique assortment of indoor air quality challenges during the heating season, including low humidity, seasonal illnesses and airborne allergens. Fortunately, we have a solution for each concern.
Germicidal Indoor Air Purification
Whole-house air filters do much more than collect dust and pollen. They generate electrostatic fields that efficiently trap microscopic contaminants as small as one-tenth of a micron, including mold spores, bacteria and smoke. The electronic charge also neutralizes germs by damaging the cell’s nucleus. If you’re concerned about allergens or pathogens, a whole-house air filter, such as Trane CleanEffects, can help. This system cleans all of the air in your home up to eight times per hour, which makes it much more efficient than a portable air purification system.
Antimicrobial UV Lights
Odors are more common in heat pumps because the coils never get hot enough to kill germs. The evaporator coils are also dark and damp, which is the ideal environment for many undesirable microbes. Fortunately, UV lights are the perfect solution for sanitizing the interior of your heating and cooling system as well as the air. When installed in the evaporator coil housing, the lamp blasts ultraviolet rays that destroy mold spores, germs and odor-causing bacteria so that you can enjoy a cleaner, healthier home.
Cool air holds less humidity, so moisture levels naturally drop during the cooler months of the year. In addition to drying your airways and causing respiratory irritation, low humidity increases the mobility of viruses that cause seasonal illnesses. To counteract this problem and to maintain relative humidity levels around 50 percent, whole-house humidifiers release precise amounts of water vapor into your air ducts and living spaces. Extra moisture makes the air feel warmer, which can help you turn down the thermostat and lower your energy bills.
Along with preventive HVAC maintenance, these indoor air quality solutions will keep your home perfectly comfortable. You can learn more about our heating and cooling services online or by calling Ecology Air Innovations at (916) 640-9464.