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Can you help solve the case of lingering odor?

Can you help solve the case of lingering odor?

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It is no mystery that smells can sometimes linger in a home. New carpet, fresh paint, even the fish you cooked last Thursday can be the source of lingering odors. Believe it or not, activities such as installing new carpet, painting and cooking can contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAQ). Therefore, solving the case can require more than simply spraying air fresheners and lighting candles. It's a fact that poor IAQ can lead to more problems than merely a house that smells funny. That's why air purification is important to every home, and every person in that home.

Health Concerns

Air purification can be crucial to your health and to the health of each of you family members. Studies conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicate that your exposure to air pollutants can be more than 100 times higher indoors than outdoors. "Sick building syndrome" (SBS), a term many people are familiar with, costs North America more than $100 billion each year in health care costs, absenteeism, lost production time and lost revenue. Bacteria are also the heart of SBS. Chemicals in carpets, household cleaners, furniture and building materials all contribute to poor IAQ, as do dust mites, animal dander, cat saliva and mold. To kill the harmful bacteria caused by these pollutants, it might be a good idea to "clean the air" with air purification products.

Benefits of Air Purification

It is estimated that 50% of all illnesses are either caused by, or aggravated by poor indoor air quality. So, clean indoor air is important. Air purification products provide a variety of methods to help contribute to a healthier living environment.

One such method is through the use of ultra-violet (UV) lights, which inhibit the growth of biological contaminants. When installed in conjunction with your home comfort system, these air purification devices can eliminate a good portion of the organisms in the treated area. At the same time, they clean the air filter surface, creating an environment that inhibits biological contaminants from growing. Other methods of air purification include the use of activated carbon and micobiocide treated filters. Activated carbon filters are more efficient at odor removal, while micobiocide treated filters are more effective at trapping bacteria as air is filtered through thereby inhibiting the growth of collected organic pollutants.

How much energy does an Air Purification Device use?

If you're looking for an energy-efficient way to clean the air, air purification devices just might be the answer you're looking for. Activated carbon and micobiocide treated filters use no energy, as they are not electronic devices, and the energy cost to operate a UV light unit is about the same as operating a 40-watt light bulb.

Determining if an Air Purification Device is right for you

If you are wondering whether you are in need of an air purification device in your home, you might ask yourself these questions:

Is your home sometimes damp? Hot? Humid? Damp, moist environments are ideal places for biological contaminants to grow. Air purification devices can help inhibit the growth of these contaminants.

Is anyone in your home particularly sensitive to strong odors, such as smoke? Air purifiers, especially activated carbon filters, have been proven to effective at controlling unwanted odors in the air.

Do you or any family members have allergies or respiratory difficulties? Mold, mildew and other airborne contaminants can cause people with allergies or asthma additional discomfort. Through the use of air purification devices, concentrations of these pollutants can be considerably reduced.

Installation and Maintenance

UV lights, activated carbon and micobiocide treaded filters are fairly easy to install and maintain. UV light units are installed in your ductwork, and the bulbs in the units should be replaced as is necessary. It is recommended that you change activated carbon and micobiocide treated filters on a regular basis to prevent built-up of contaminants.

With the proliferation of products claiming to enhance or eliminate indoor air quality problems in homes today, make it wise to ask questions and investigate the issue and solutions carefully. Your family's health and comfort should be a priority, and working together, with an indoor air quality contractor can help you provide your family with a "breath of fresh air".




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