Your home is your most important investment, as well as your sanctuary. In fact, it is estimated that the average person spends 60 to 90 percent of their time indoors, with the numbers being on the higher end in colder areas, such as Pittsburgh. With so much of our time spent indoors, between work and our homes, it is no surprise that the indoor air quality is crucial to our health. To demonstrate what a key role indoor air quality plays in our lives and our health, note the statistics below as found by the EPA:
• An estimated 50% of all illnesses in the U.S. are caused by poor indoor air quality.
• Indoor air can contain 5 times the pollution of outside air.
• 96 percent of homes tested by the EPA had indoor air quality issues.
• 86% of homes tested above had high levels of ducts, pollen and air-borne viruses.
• 2 out of 3 problems with indoor air quality were related to the HVAC system, such as leaky ventilation shafts and ductwork.
UV Solution for Indoor Air Quality
While your filters can help to reduce the larger particles that can invade your ductwork, the smaller particles often slip through, invading your indoor air. This involves a number of particles that can have an impact on your health, particularly for those with asthma and allergies, such as pet dander, dust mites, and even gases like radon and carbon monoxide. One solution that has found to be effective in neutralizing these particles is the use of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation technology, known more commonly as UV lights.
A UV light system generally involves mounting device and UV light bulb that is installed directly into your existing ducts, either as part of the air handler or on the coil. The lights create powerful radiation within the whole duct, killing the organic matter such as mold and/or bacteria, so they are unable to spread throughout the home. Because the UV lights are in the air handler, there is no risk of any radiation exposure, yet they are effective enough to remove mold, viruses, and bacteria, allowing you a cleaner indoor air environment.
Benefits of a UC Light System for Indoor Air Quality
• Improve the efficiency of the and prolong the life of your HVAC unit
• Enhance the airflow throughout entire indoor space
• Improve the indoor air quality
• Kills all mold and bacteria that grows on the indoor coil of the air conditioner evaporator
• Silent operation
Improve Your Air Quality With Pittsburgh’s Best Plumbing, Heating, & Air
If indoor air quality is a concern, Pittsburgh’s Best Plumbing, Heating, & Air can help to make a difference in the air you’re breathing. Let us install the right system that meets your needs and improves the air quality in your home. Our team of experts is ready to serve both commercial and residential Pittsburgh customers in and around the northern Pittsburgh area. Improve your air quality and your health – contact us today!