It’s estimated that allergies affect as many as 50 million people across the country, and anyone who lives in Dayton can attest to our high pollen levels. Keep reading to learn how to fight indoor allergy triggers and to get relief from common allergy symptoms in your Dayton home.
Indoor Allergy Triggers
Common allergy triggers proliferate inside the average home. Some indoor allergy triggers, such as dust mite parts and mold are worse when indoor humidity levels are higher. Other allergy triggers, such as animal dander and pollen, can follow you around all the time. Yet, no matter the source, season or type of allergy triggers found in your home, it will take some work to maintain healthful indoor air quality.
Air Purification Systems
Whole-house air purification systems utilize air ducts and blowers of forced-air HVAC systems to remove airborne contaminants and allergens from the entire home. The air purification system is generally installed on the return-side ductwork before the blower. This strategic location also allows the air purification system to protect various HVAC components, such as the blower motor and evaporator coil, from becoming contaminated with mold, bacteria, dirt and grime. Here’s how air purification systems work:
- A HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter is a common feature of air purification systems. HEPA filtration removes up to 99.97 airborne contaminants to 0.3 microns. HEPA filters can capture pet dander, pollen, mold, dust mite parts and much more.
- UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) systems disinfect indoor air with short-wavelength UV light, which can kill or inactivate microorganisms, such as mold, bacteria and germs.
- Electrostatic filters remove allergens from airflow by attraction, as well as impaction. Electrostatic filters are washable and reusable, and may last years with proper care.
- Electrically-charged plates of electronic air cleaners also use attraction by giving particles and allergens an electric charge. These plates are washable and reusable.
For more information on how air purification systems can help fight indoor allergy triggers, please contact Detmer and Sons, Inc in Dayton.
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