Increase the Quality of Indoor Air with Air Cleaners

Increase the Quality of Indoor AirIn a recent post, we discussed a host of factors that may contribute to lower indoor air quality and ways to boost the quality of your home’s air. Our goal of providing our community with cleaner, healthier air remains on our minds and in our hearts as we come together to combat COVID-19. Before the pandemic, Americans were estimated to spend nearly 90 percent of their time indoors. The CDC reports “the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.” As we stay indoors and limit excursions, improving the air quality inside the home is pertinent. Today’s blog highlights the benefits of air cleaners and air purifiers in Charleston SC.

Indoor Air Pollutants

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home discusses common causes of indoor air pollution, such as “cooking, cleaning, secondhand smoke, building materials, consumer products, and home furnishings.” An article in Microbiome describes sources of microbial bioaerosols in the built environment, which include “humans; pets; plants; plumbing systems; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems; mold; resuspension of settled dust; and outdoor air.” Commonly found pollutants are bacteria, viruses, molds, fungi, dust, dust termites, small chemical molecules and animal dander.

Improving Indoor Air Quality

The EPA covers methods of improving indoor air quality, recommending consumers reduce or eliminate the sources of pollutants and bring in ventilation from clean outdoor air. Filtration is described as an “effective supplement” in this important process. Their Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home goes on to discuss the differences between portable air cleaners and furnace and HVAC system filters, also sharing an air cleaner Q & A.

Benefits of Air Cleaners

The advantages of air cleaners are first and foremost, improving indoor air quality. Additionally, there are possible improvements in cardiovascular and respiratory health. Another benefit is possible relief for asthma and allergy sufferers; the EPA guide reports “multiple studies with portable HEPA air cleaners have found improvements in one or more allergy and/or asthma symptom(s).”

How Air Cleaners Work

How does an air cleaning machine work? Their built-in fans facilitate air circulation within a room. Their special filtration system then captures and destroys a host of pollutants as air passes through their filters. The treated and refreshed air is emitted and returned to circulate within the room. The team of professionals at East Cooper Heating and Air will make recommendations for customizations to your air cleaning machine, such as a charcoal system to trap unwanted odors.

We’re Here to Help

Learn more about how our air cleaners work and know that the East Cooper Heating & Air team is committed to its employees, customers and communities. We are taking proper measures to ensure the safety of our team members and our customers. Let’s work together to increase the quality of your indoor air. Contact our Charleston SC HVAC company today to get started.

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