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Indoor Air Quality Tips from Your Neighborhood Heating Specialist

One of the biggest things that we in Western Washington deal with is the concern of mold musky smells in our homes.  And no matter how much you treat and clean you always seem to have to worry during the rainy season.  However, if you install an air scrubber or UV air purifying system in your home then you can help prevent up to 99% of mold and pollen in the home.  This week your neighborhood heating specialist at Fox Plumbing & Heating will discuss on how to best protect your home from microbes that can cause allergies, illness and that musky smell.

AirScrubberplusinduct2000-400pxWhen you’re at home you want it to be clean and relaxing, but I think that we can all agree that there are times when someone in the house is ill or you have pets that you can tell a difference in the air quality.  Air scrubbers or ultraviolet (UV) air purifying systems can be a great possibility to help to ensure that your home keeps that fresh and clean smell.  These types of products use space age technology with UV rays to kill microbes.  By shining UV rays on the air as it passes through your system it will change the molecular structure of the microbes and kill them. In turn, you end up with fresher and healthier air in your home that reduces issues for people with allergies, chronic illness and older adults.  Indoor air quality is one of the Environmental Protection Agency’s top concerns.  And that’s why your neighborhood heating specialist wants to be sure that all of our neighbors are aware this type of information.

Many of these types of air scrubbers function the same way. They typically cost about $1,100 to $1,200 with installation by a certified professional.  And they only take about 30 to 40 minutes to install in your home in the duct work.  They tend to bolt into the duct work, and they use about 24 volts of electricity, which is attached to the circuit board.  It uses the air flow fan to move particles through the duct work which is then exposed to the UV light.  That helps to circulate the scrubbed air through the whole house.  The best part is that one of these units can be used to treat an entire home system.

Air scrubber systems are especially valuable during the spring when you have pollen all over.  And while you can’t control the environment outside your home, you can make sure to keep your home clean and that tends to make everyone breathe a little easier.

If you’re thinking of purchasing an air scrubber we’d recommend that you consult your local heating professional to ensure that the job is done correctly the first time, and that you’re getting the most out our scrubber.

Who Benefits the Most from Air Scrubbers?

  • People with allergies
  • People with pets
  • Chefs, foodies and people who love to cook
  • People who are chronically ill
  • People smoke or have family members who smoke
  • New families with small children

Interested in learning more about Indoor Air Quality?

There are some things that should be left to the professionals, and that is why Fox Plumbing & Heating is here to help.  Worried about electrical issues, replacement parts, or proper cleaning techniques for you heating or cooling systems?  Do not hesitate to call the professionals.  Fox Plumbing & Heating is here to help you keep your cool, and do your dirty work.

 

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