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Spring Is Coming: Protect Your Indoor Air Quality from Allergens

When you hear the phrase, “indoor air comfort” you likely think about the temperature of your home. However, you may be surprised to find that there is a lot more to your air conditioning system than just cooling your home. With spring well on its way to Clovis, CA, homeowners must be aware of the pollutants that lurk outdoors, and how they can affect your indoor air quality.

According to a recent WebMD article, the indoor air quality in your home could affect your health and the health of your family. The article states that in the spring, indoor air quality could actually be worse than the outdoor air quality, with sources of air pollution in every room of your home. This includes pet dander, dust mites, and even mold. However, there is something you can do about this.

How Can I Protect My Indoor Air Quality?

The last thing you want to do this spring is breathe in dust in your home, deal with lingering odors, or suffer any allergy or asthma symptoms inside your home. These are signs that your indoor air quality is insufficient. There are a few different products that could work hand-in-hand with your existing HVAC system to improve your indoor air quality. We’ve highlighted air purifiers below.

Air Purifier

There are a few different types of air purifiers. Two in particular that we install are the ion generator and the electrostatic precipitator. Both use electricity to capture contaminants in your home, subsequently cleaning your air. While they work in different ways, the concept is the same.

An ion generator captures particles by generating negative ions that the device disperses into the air to negatively-charge particles such as pollen and dust. These new particles are then attracted to surfaces in your home, and eliminated when the surfaces are cleaned.

An electrostatic precipitator also negatively charges contaminants. However, it uses a small fan to draw the particles into the precipitator. Once there, the negatively charged contaminants are collected on oppositely-charged metal plates, effectively removing them from the air.

For more information on our various indoor air quality products and services, contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning today.


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