Air purification and indoor air quality solutions
The COVID-19 outbreak in Illinois has disrupted many lives during the last couple of weeks. Many people are concerned about keeping healthy and rightfully so. With the new regulations in place, most people will be spending the majority of their time in the home. Children are home from school. People are working jobs remotely. As a result, our homes are more crowded than ever, for longer periods of time. One way to keep your family healthy during this time is to consider air purification and indoor air quality solutions.
How do air purification and indoor air quality solutions work?
There are several options when it comes to improving the air in your home. Any of the options discussed in this article are better than taking no action at all. At Polar, we offer the following air purification and indoor air quality solutions for homes in Chicago, the suburbs, and NW Indiana.
- Air Purifiers: Air purifiers such as the I-Wave R from Nu-calgon are considered the most effective when it comes to removing harmful viruses, bacteria, mold and more. This device uses a process called bi-polar ionization to effectively neutralize pathogens and allergens. when combined with an indoor air cleaner with high quality filter, indoor air is greatly improved.
- Air Cleaners: An indoor air cleaner such as the Aprilaire Model 5000 Series, is installed next to your furnace where the return meets the furnace itself. An air filter is placed inside the air cleaner to “clean the air”. It is important to note that only MERV 16 filters are rated to remove viruses from the air. These filters also require frequent changing as they will become dirty quicker.
- Air Duct Cleaning: Having your air ducts cleaned is an effective way to remove any allergens or harmful pathogens that have already accumulated. A duct cleaning machine uses a brush or negative air pressure to clean the ducts. After the ducts are cleaned, a germicide is fogged throughout the system for sanitization purposes.
At Polar Heating and Air Conditioning, customer satisfaction is our highest priority. We offer competitive pricing on all of our services. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us today.