The truth is, air pollution in your home can be just as bad – or even worse – than it is outdoors. And with the average American spending 87% of their life indoors, you’d think that indoor air quality would be something we’d hear about more often. But don’t panic! With a little preventative maintenance and some basic knowledge, you can take immediate steps to improve your indoor air quality today.
Common air pollutants.
Air pollutants can range from contaminants brought in from the outdoors by your pets to dangerous gas leaks. Carbon monoxide is a common air pollutant resulting from natural gas that escapes into your home without being burned off. Older homes may contain asbestos and lead particles, which can be damaging to the lungs when released into the air. In bathrooms and kitchens, mold and mildew can become a nuisance where moisture levels are typically higher than in the rest of your house.
If you are considering cleaning your air ducts because your want cleaner air. Then please allow us to give you a few better alternatives.
Upgrade To A Specialty Filter
There very effective air filter systems that can added to your existing AC system.
Most homes have a 1 inch filter that needs to replace it monthly. However, Pro-Tech can upgrade your AC system so that it can use a 5 inch filter or a Trane® Clean Effects filter system.
A 5 inch filter contains a larger surface area giving you two big benefits. First, it enables you to filter out more particles from the air without restricting air flow. Secondly, it only needs to change every 3-6 months instead of monthly.
Another option a Trane® Clean Effects filter. It removes up to 99.98% of airborne particles – including those as small as .1 micron, making it 8 times more effective than even the best HEPA room filters and up to 100 times more effective than a standard 1-inch filter.
Change Your Air Filters Regularly
Since your AC system designed to use air filters to clean the air, the most obvious thing you can do is change your filters regularly. If you have a standard 1 inch pleated filter, we recommend you change your air filter monthly.
Install A Reme Halo Device
While air filters help remove particles from the air, to truly kill viruses, bacteria and mold, you will need to utilize some type of additional technology such as the Reme Halo device.
The Reme Halo device can be inserted into your existing ductwork. Once installed it distributes ionized hydroperoxide molecules. The hydroperoxide molecules attack airborne contaminants such as bacteria, mold and dander. It also charges the air particles it comes into contact with and causes them to stick together, making it easier for your air filter to remove the enlarged particles.
The REME HALO is already being used in hospitals, cruises, restaurants, food processing plants and other industrial applications. Fortunately, it can also be installed in your home to provide you with safer, cleaner air.