Warmer weather often signals the arrival of allergies thanks to rising levels of mould, pollen and other pollutants that dry winter weather holds dormant. To help keep allergy symptoms at bay in your home, you can choose from a select number of indoor air quality equipment options, and create a refuge from common outdoor triggers.
You see, the indoor air quality inside your home can become degraded by outdoor pollutants because homeowners are likely to keep windows and doors open to circulate fresh air, and pollutants are also tracked into our homes on our clothing and shoes.
Here are a few indoor air quality equipment options from which you can select:
- Air purification – This type of system often uses several technologies combined to combat all three classes of contaminants: Particles like pollen and dust, mould spores and bacteria, as well as odours and chemicals. Due to its far-reaching capacity, installing an air purification system offers optimal air-cleaning potential.
- Ultraviolet (UV) germicidal lights – Installed alongside your HVAC equipment, UV lights keep biological contaminants in check, eliminating bacteria, mould and viruses as your home’s air moves through the system.
- High efficiency particle air (HEPA) filtration – A HEPA filtration system also works with your HVAC equipment. With a top-of-the-line high-efficiency filter able to trap the greatest amount of particles, a HEPA system effectively captures and removes 100 percent of bioaerosols and particles in the air that are as small as 0.3 microns. It is these smaller particles, so small they are visible only with a microscope, that often cause the most problems for those that suffer from allergies and asthma.
This spring, give your allergies a break by creating an indoor environment that will enhance your health and help keep allergy symptoms to a minimum so you can enjoy life. Your choice of indoor air quality equipment will generally be determined by your needs, so talk with the local experts at Arpi’s Industries today! We’ve been serving Greater Calgary-area homeowners for almost 50 years.
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