Studies indicate that an average person spends about 90% of their time indoors, where contaminants are concentrated. In fact, research shows that indoor air is five times more polluted than outdoor air. Studies have revealed a link between poor indoor air quality and poor health. Additionally, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has led people to devote more time indoors, therefore, heightening the extreme importance of your Indoor air quality.
Why is Indoor Air Quality Important in Your Home?
Poor indoor air quality in your home contains pollutants such as viruses and bacteria that directly impact your health. Pollutants like bacteria and viruses can cause symptoms, ranging from headache, eye irritation, allergies, coughing and even fatigue. Perhaps, the most notable infections caused by air born pollutants are the common cold and flu. Some pollutants can also cause certain types of cancer and long-term health complications. Keeping high standards of air quality in your home is the surest way to prevent and keep these toxins free from your air.
Use Your Heat Pump to Clean the Air in Your Home and Protect You from the Spread of Viruses and Germs
Particles such as bacteria and viruses are often less than 3 microns. Consequently, your nose and throat are ineffective in filtering these pollutants, hence finding their way into your lungs. Adding air purification into your HVAC system can reduce these particles from the air. Research by Berkeley National Lab has established that using improved particulate filtration in buildings has a high potential to prevent and reduce premature deaths and adverse health effects. Installing a house hold air purification system can significantly eliminate bacteria and viruses that trigger illnesses. Studies have proven that ultra-violet air purifiers are effective in killing more than 99% of airborne spores, pollens, illness, and bacteria living within the air.
Capability of Ultra Violet Air Purifier on Killing Known Viruses?
Installing a powerful UV air purifier with enough germicidal dosage sized for the air flow in your HVAC system can reduce the spread of spores, pollens, pollutants, and illness causing bacteria living within the air up to 99.9%. UV lamps reduce the microbial build-up on coils, improving system efficiency and, most importantly, keeping mold and bacteria out of your system.
Since most common viruses are known to be airborne, you can breathe easy knowing the system is designed with your health and safety in mind.
Studies have established that viruses are capable of staying and surviving on surfaces for up to nine days. Although air purification systems attached to your HVAC system are capable of cleaning the air, they do not provide protection from commonly touched surfaces such as door handles and light switches. Maintaining proper hygiene such as washing your hands, and disinfecting surfaces is recommended in conjunction with optimal indoor Air Quality.
Additionally, it has been established that viruses are milder to persons with high immunity contracting it. With this knowledge, it is wise for you to avoid contracting other illnesses caused by poor indoor air quality to sustain high protection.
Coastal Heat Pumps offers a complete line of UV air purifiers for your HVAC system. We are in the frontlines ensuring the in-home air quality of you and your loved ones is bacteria and virus free. With uncompromising UV and UVC air purifiers, we are able to install an efficient air purifier onto your current heating, ventilating and air conditioning system. With high expertise in manufacturing air purifiers, Sanuvox is the North American leader in UV air purification systems. Contact us to find out how you can safeguard your family today.