Eating well, exercising and getting a lot of rest can all make a difference in your health, as can installing an air purification system in your home. Indoor air quality (IAQ) affects more than just your respiratory system. Repeatedly inhaling indoor pollutants can reduce your health and overall well-being in the future. Higher IAQ can help reduce:
Allergic reactions. The air you breathe may contain high levels of pollen from trees, grasses and shrubs that rely on the wind for fertilization. Other common indoor allergens include dust mite waste and pet dander, both of which are manageable with effective air filtration.
Exposure to mold and contagious diseases. Although not all mold is dangerous, some types can have serious health effects, including black mold. The easiest way to minimize the potential of black mold growing in your home is by installing an air purification systems that uses both UV (ultraviolet) light and filtration. UV rays damage the DNA of mold, viruses and bacteria, inhibiting their ability to reproduce.
The VOC load indoors. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) come from many household products used in construction, remodeling, cleaning, cosmetics, air fresheners, yard management products and vehicles. Physical reactions to VOCs in the air vary from mild to life threatening, and can cause nerve and brain damage. Less severe reactions include headaches and fatigue.
Air purification systems can remove some VOCs, while UV lights are particularly useful in stemming the harm they cause. When VOCs pass over UV lights, their DNA is altered, so that they can no longer threaten your family’s health.
The most effective way to clean and purify your indoor air is with a whole-house air purification system. If you’d like to learn more about improving your IAQ and health, contact NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating. We’ve been providing outstanding HVAC and air quality management services for Martin, Palm Beach and Indian River County homeowners since 1973.