Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in Your Florida Home
Maintaining clean indoor air quality is an important part of preventing aggravated asthma, allergies, and contagious illness. If viruses, bacteria, allergen particles, mold, and other types of indoor air pollutants seem to be growing and flowing freely through your Florida home, you may want to consider additional air cleaning devices to pair with your HVAC unit. Here are a few of the options we recommend to our customers at American Air and Heat.
Mechanical Air Cleaners
One of the most efficient ways to restore the quality of the air in your home and improve respiratory health for you and your family is by filtering particles from the air with a mechanical air cleaner. Folded layers of mesh material inside your air ducts create a barrier between pollutants that are pulled into your HVAC system and the air that flows into your home. These filters are effective at trapping tiny particles and keeping them out of your house and your lungs.
Electronic Air Cleaners
These air cleaners work a lot differently from mechanical ones. Rather than filtering out pollutant particles, they create an electric field that ionizes the particles. They are then attracted to a pair of plates in the air cleaner and trapped. These air cleaners can be a great way to supplement regular filtering methods because even the most microscopic particles are not immune to the ionization.
These washable and reusable air filters generate static electricity with air flowing through static-prone fibers. This phenomenon attracts airborne particles to the filter and removes them from your indoor air. The filters do not emit anything harmful to the ozone, but they do effectively remove airborne pollen and dust to improve your IAQ.
Ultraviolet (U.V.) lights can be installed in your ductwork to zap microorganisms like mold, bacteria, and viruses before they can enter your air. These lights help you achieve a healthier indoor air quality by removing potential contagious diseases and eliminating chemicals from the air.
At American Air and Heat, we offer a wide variety of different system enhancements for your unit and ductwork that can benefit your indoor air quality. Our NATE-certified technicians have the equipment and experience needed to serve your system. Schedule duct cleaning service to purge dust and other pollutants from the inside of your system. We offer surge protection packages ideal for safeguarding your HVAC unit from stormy Florida weather. We are also equipped to give your home the “Pink Panther” insulation treatment: improving your attic insulation and saving you money on monthly energy costs. Call us today for more information about duct cleaning, HVAC surge protection, and insulation improvements.