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Your Indoor Air Quality and You

Nov 30, 2020

Indoor air quality is a complicated topic to talk about. For starters, air purifiers and air filters often get mixed up and confused with one another, and they do very different jobs. Also, homeowners often get less excited about handling indoor air quality issues than they do afraid about the dangers of their home’s air quality. We never want to scare anyone into thinking that their home’s air is dangerous or harmful. We just want people to be aware of the facts.

Homes are 2-5 times more contaminated than the air outside, because over the years we’ve gotten better and better at making our houses more airtight. This is good news, because it saves you money on your heating bill. The bad news is that this saved money will need to be spent on an air filtration system or air purifier in Albuquerque, NM.

To learn about which system is right for your home, just keep reading!


Air Purification

We’re going to split this blog post up into two parts. The first part will be dedicated to air purification and the second part will be about air filtration, to make sure that you aren’t confused about what these systems can do.

Air purification is centered around the idea of sterilizing your air by killing or rendering any microbial contaminants harmless. This can be done in a variety of ways, by ionizing them for clean up later or using ultraviolet radiation to eliminate them on the spot. With the help of an air purifier, you can eliminate viruses, bacteria, and mold spores from your indoor air instead of having them constantly cycled through your HVAC system until they spread or are inhaled by someone.

Introducing the APCO-X

One of the best indoor air purifiers we offer is the APCO-X system. It’s a whole-house system designed to remove odors, harmful contaminants, and any living microbial organisms from your air. It’s a powerful ultraviolet light air purifier that is 33% more effective than previous models, while utilizing proprietary antimicrobial nanotechnology to eviscerate any particles in the air that would seek to do you harm. And yes—it’s perfectly safe for your home!

Air Filtration

Air filters work differently than air purifiers. They are responsible for catching small particles in the air like dust, debris, pet dander, and other airborne contaminants that would otherwise make you sick or uncomfortable.

By using more high-tech air filters, you can remove smaller and smaller particles, rendering your home’s air fresh and clear. The more advanced your air filter is, the smaller the net can be to catch those particles and keep you and your family comfortable.

Steer Clear with a Trane CleanEffects Air Cleaner

Air filters are not a one-size fits all type of system. In fact, the Trane CleanEffects Air Cleaner can be more than 8 times more effective than the best HEPA room filters and up to 100 times more effective than standard 1-inch filters. That’s because they can remove particles that are as small as .1 micron from your air, which is a perfect way to make sure your air is clear and fresh. No more dust, no more mold spores, and no more volatile organic compounds—use an air filtration system like this one to breathe easy.

First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc specializes in the most high-tech air quality solutions on the market. Call us today. Quality work, exuberant service.

Categories: Indoor Air Quality