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Air Filtration Systems and Air Purifiers in Buford, GA
Does your air seem dirty? Dirty air isn’t something you can see, necessarily, but you can tell when air smells differently and when you’re uncomfortable. Indoor air quality can be several times worse than the quality of outdoor air. And if that’s the case in your home, you and your family are more susceptible to allergies, asthma, and infection from season viruses. That can be corrected, however, with air filters and air purifiers.
These devices work to clean your air circulation from all manner of contaminants. But your home’s air quality issues are unique—you need the proper combination of filters or purifiers to ensure that you’re properly treating the home. American Comfort Heating and Cooling has served Buford, GA and the surrounding area for over 50 years, offering full HVAC services including indoor air quality services. You can count on us to properly assess your air quality and to prescribe the right solution.
Get in touch with us today to discuss your air filtration and purification options. Bringing Comfort to America, One Home at a Time.
Types of Contaminants That Can Infiltrate Your Home
Just where do these indoor contaminants come from? Often from the outside, but there can be many sources from inside the home as well. Chemical cleaners, furry pets, and even your furniture can release harmful pollutants into your air stream. It’s worse during winter, when the air is cold and our immune systems are lowered.
Some of the contaminants to watch out for include:
- Particles: These are larger pollutants like dust, dirt, and pet dander. Easily captured by air filters.
- Chemical: Cleaning products, air fresheners, and preservatives in furniture—otherwise known as volatile organic compounds—can create long-term health effects. Get rid of these with an air purifier.
- Biological: For seasonal viruses, bacteria, and mold spores, you’ll need a UV air purifier—that’s an air purifier equipped with a UV lamp for eliminating microorganisms.
Your HVAC system already has an air filter, but this is not to be confused with a filter designed for improving indoor air quality. The filters we’re talking about are installed in your HVAC system and will prevent any pollutants from passing through them. These are also referred to as "mechanical filters," and they come in a variety of sizes and grades. The higher the grade, the smaller the particles it will be able to capture.
Purifiers use an electric charge to attract contaminants toward them. The contaminants get stuck to a metal plate, which can then be cleaned and reinstalled for more use. Purifiers may be a better choice than filters in areas with more exposure to chemical pollutants. Likewise, air purifiers may be more than necessary, so you’ll need to have an indoor air quality expert help assess your needs.
Air purifiers can also come with UV lights. These eliminate microorganisms by disabling their ability to multiply, thus preventing the spread of any pesky viruses or bacteria. Again, you’ll need the help of an expert, like the technicians from American Comfort Heating and Cooling—not just so they can install a purifier, but so they can track down the source of your contaminants and help create a better environment for your Buford, GA home.