- May 15, 2015
If you’re one of the 40 million Americans who suffer from allergies or asthma, you are probably doing everything you can to manage sources of indoor pollution. Even so, it might not be enough to avoid the itchy eyes, coughing and congestion that allergy sufferers experience all too often. Fortunately, Webb’s Electric, Heating & Air Conditioning offers a variety of filtration systems that work with your air conditioner or furnace to remove allergens and pollutants.
Improving Indoor Air Quality
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there are three ways to improve indoor air quality. They are source control , ventilation and filtration. Since you’re already minimizing indoor pollution, let’s focus on the second and third strategies.
Ventilation and Air Purification
Ventilation is important because it dilutes pollutants. If the concentration of allergens is reduced, it might be enough to prevent allergy symptoms. Whole-house ventilation systems that work with your HVAC system are ideal for exhausting stale indoor air and drawing in fresh outside air.
Air cleaners can remove 95 percent of pollen, pet dander and other allergens. These air purification systems are installed in your ducts and will filter the air in your home up to eight times per hour.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a mold allergy or sensitivity to biological pollutants, a UV lamp can disable these triggers. This add-on is installed near the evaporator coil where condensation is released. The moisture that’s pulled out of the air can turn your condensate pan into a breeding ground for bacteria and mold spores. A germicidal lamp can kill these pollutants with ultraviolet light.
New technologies that clean the air have made it possible for allergy sufferers to get relief. If you’re interested in these advances, Webb’s Electric, Heating & Air Conditioning offers indoor air quality services and products in Sherman, Texas, and the surrounding area. Learn more online or by calling us at 903-200-4584.