There’s More than One Way to Clean up Your Indoor Air.
And One Company That Knows What’s Best for You: SolvIt.
Did you know that the better insulated your home, the more of a breeding ground it becomes for indoor air pollutants? That’s because air is brought in from the outside from your home comfort systems, the opening and closing of doors, and so on. But, because of air-tight insulation is now commonplace in many homes, the stale, polluted air has nowhere to go…except inside your lungs.
Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants
According to The Learning Channel, these are the top 10 indoor air pollutants found in homes like yours:
- Environmental Tobacco Smoke
- Biological Contaminates…such as pollen, dander, bacteria, and mold.
- Stoves, Heaters, Fireplaces & Chimneys
- Household Products…such as paints and cleaners
- Formaldehyde…found in cigarette tobacco, furniture, cabinets, building materials, glues, adhesives, and more.
- Rugs & Carpets
What Harm Can Indoor Pollution Cause You?
According to the American College of Allergies, 50% of all illness is aggravated or caused by polluted indoor air.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that indoor air is anywhere from 2 to 10 times more hazardous than outdoor air. The EPA also warns us that indoor air quality is the United States’ number one environmental health problem.
As a result, natural air-cleansing agents such as ozone and negative ions are kept out, while contaminants are kept in.
A recent study found that the allergen level in super-insulated homes is 200% higher than it is in ordinary homes.
According to Scientific America, a baby crawling on the floor inhales the equivalent of 4 cigarettes a day as a result of the out-gassing of carpets, molds, mildews, fungi, dust mites, etc.
Most people spend well over 90% of their time indoors. In which case, indoor air is going to impact their health far more than outdoor air.
Effective & Permanent Indoor Air Quality Solutions from SolvIt.
Ultraviolet (UV) Lamps
UV Lamps zap the mold and bacteria that can sometimes grow in the moist environment of your air conditioning or indoor coils.
Air Filtration System
Central air filtration systems offer a number of advantages. They are out of sight (integrated into your home heating system, usually by the furnace), very convenient (you’ll never trip over one), and they are quiet during operation.
A central air filtration system filters the air as it cycles through the air ducts into the furnace. Over time, all the air in the house will pass through the system, and it will be cleaned and filtered each time it passes.
A true HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter is also known as an absolute air filter because of its high efficiency. True HEPA filters operate with a minimum efficiency of 99.97 percent, and it doesn’t get any more thorough than that.
MERV filters offer you hospital quality air filtration. MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) is a number from 1 to 16 that is relative to an air filter’s efficiency. The higher the MERV, the more efficient the air filter is at removing particles.
At the lower end of the efficiency spectrum, a fiberglass panel filter may have a MERV of 4 or 5. At the higher end, a MERV 14 filter is typically the filter of choice for hospital care units to prevent the transfer of bacteria and infectious diseases. That’s because high end MERV filters can remove even extremely small contaminants (particles as small as 1/300 the diameter of a human hair).
Cleaner Indoor Air is a Phone Call Away.
Contact SolvIt today and ask to speak to one of our indoor air quality specialists. We can come out to your home, assess your air quality, and recommend the best way to clean it up, and help keep in that way. And remember: SolvIt also offers professional duct cleaning, another effective air purification service.
Indoor Solutions. And more of them.