Look to Improve the Air Quality of Your Cincinnati Home With an Air Purifier
by Greg Leisgang on December 26, 2013
Posted in: Indoor Air Quality
Did you know that the average American breathes over 3,400 gallons of air each day? And with that, it's also important to know that the average home’s indoor air hosts a multitude of airborne pollutants. Constant exposure to dust, pet dander, chemical vapors and mold contributes to asthma attacks and other respiratory ailments. Controlling your exposure to airborne pathogens and other particles is absolutely essential to having a clean bill of health.
If you’re looking for an effective way to improve your Cincinnati air quality indoors, consider an air purifier. Air purifiers are specifically designed to improve your home's indoor air quality by removing airborne contaminants. They're available in both whole-house and portable forms, using a broad range of techniques to improve the air in your Cincinnati home:
- Filter-based air purifiers use high efficiency filters rated at MERV 14 and above to capture airborne particles. Some systems use a HEPA filter in conjunction with a conventional filter for optimal efficiency.
- Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) air purifiers utilize ultraviolet radiation to deactivate airborne bacteria and other microorganisms, preventing organism growth.
- Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) air purifiers utilize titanium dioxide as a catalyst to oxidize and degrade organic contaminants, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
- Ozone generators rely on ozone to remove mold, bacteria and odors caused by smoke and water damage. However, ozone gas is an irritant that shouldn’t be used in occupied rooms, making it impractical for ordinary home use.
- Gas-phase air purifiers rely on activated carbon or another form of absorbent to remove gaseous pollutants from the air in your Cincinnati home. These devices are often paired with conventional filters for optimal efficiency.
To learn more about how you can improve your Cincinnati home's indoor air quality, contact the professionals at JonLe Heating & Cooling. Let us put our expertise and commitment to excellent service to work for you.
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