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Oct 2013 17

Three Ways to Keep the Air in Your Home Clean

Posted in Air Conditioning, HVAC Education

Air inside a home isn’t naturally circulated the way that it is outside. This is especially true in the winter when most of us keep our windows shut against the cold. Because of this, harmful molds and mildews, bacteria, and allergens can build up in the air that you and your family breathe.

Here are three solutions to clean the air in your home and keep your family healthy and safe indoors.

Mechanical Filters: HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters trap particles of dust and allergens as air passes through them into the home. Most mechanical filters have to be cleaned or replaced regularly. When you clean the filter you can see the dust it keeps out of the air you are breathing.

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Electronic Filters: Bioguard Powered Filters are installed in an HVAC system. They use an electric charge to keep unwanted particles out of the air. Cleaning up the air with a filter can help people who suffer from allergies and asthma. It also provides safer air for the whole family. Additionally, these types of filters don’t have to be cleaned.

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Biocide Chambers: Even really good air filters cannot remove all of the airborne mold and bacteria in homes. UV lamps called Biocide Chambers can help. They are attached above and below the air conditioner coils and use light to kill germs and allergens that can collect on the coil as it feeds air back into your home. Biocide Chambers and filters can be used together to remove even more particles. This system can also help prevent corrosion of the coil, saving you money in the long run.

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Want to know more about how Alps can keep your air clean? Give us a call at 800-994-2577!

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