Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality Services in Salt Lake City, UT by One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
The quality of the air in your home is probably not nearly as high as it should be. We look at the air around us when we’re inside, and we assume it to be “empty.” It isn’t, though. Your air is actually full of millions and millions of microscopic particles, some of which can be harmful do you. Things like dust, pollen, mites, and dander can provoke allergy attacks in those who are susceptible to them. Even in those without allergies, those particles are lung irritants. Infectious agents like mold, viruses, and bacteria are also common. To combat these airborne contaminants, you’re going to need an air filter or air purifier. Call One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment for our indoor air quality services in Salt Lake City, UT.
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning provides comprehensive indoor air quality services throughout Salt Lake and Utah Counties. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.
An air filtration system is a mechanical filter, comprised of a woven fiber mesh stretched over a frame. As air passes through this mesh, any particles it carries become snared in the fibers. This allows air to circulate unimpeded, while removing any contaminants that might be present in it. There are different ratings of air filtration system, some of which might be too strong for your HVAC system to handle. So, it’s important that you consult a professional before installing one.
Air purifiers, also called ionization purifiers, are devices that create an electromagnetic field around themselves during operation. As contaminants pass through this field, they gain a positive or negative charge. They then stick to one of two metal plates in the purifier, which can then be removed and cleaned.
Airborne contaminants aren’t the only things that can impact your indoor air quality. Low humidity can cause your body’s defenses to weaken, making it easier for you to get sick. A humidifier corrects this by releasing moisture into the air at regular intervals, maintaining a balance of humidity and helping to keep you healthy. A humidifier will also help to keep your home more comfortable, as low humidity can cause unpleasant side effects like nose bleeds and static electricity.
UV air purifiers are unique among air purifiers in that they do not actually remove anything from your air. Instead, UV air purifiers take advantage of many germs’ inherent weakness to ultraviolet light. A UV air purifier is essentially a large lightbulb, which bathes the area around it in ultraviolet light. As germs pass through the light, the cellular processes that enable them to reproduce are destroyed. As such, even if the germs survive that much exposure to ultraviolet light, they will be unable to multiply and infect people. In this way, a UV air purifier can improve your health and your indoor air quality.
If you’d like to know more about our indoor air quality services, call One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning. We provide indoor air quality services throughout Salt Lake City, UT.