With COVID-19 keeping us at home more than usual these days, it’s time to start paying attention to our indoor air quality. Indoor air pollution is often much worse than outdoor air pollution. According to the EPA, indoor levels of pollutants may be 2 to 5 times — and occasionally more than 100 times — higher than outdoor pollutant levels, no matter how urban or rural your location is. What’s so bad about the air inside our homes? Let’s take a quick look.
Indoor Air Pollution
Common contributors to indoor air pollution include:
- Carbon monoxide from heating systems and gas stoves
- VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from cleaning products, disinfectants, air fresheners, paint, carpet, flooring, adhesives, pesticides, wood treatments, gas & oil fumes
- Allergens (such as pollen) that have been trapped inside
- Tobacco smoke
- Pet dander
If you spend most of your time inside, or you have any kind of respiratory issues, from seasonal allergies to asthma to chronic bronchitis, air quality is an important factor in your health. So how can you improve it? With a home air cleaner or purifier.
Not only can an indoor air purifier remove chemicals and germs from the air, it can remove pet odors, cooking smells, and smells from chemicals, too. Check out our two most popular models to learn more about how they work and what they can do.
iWave-R Residential Air Cleaner
iWave-R Air Purifiers have been proven to kill pathogens both in the air and on hard surfaces. iWave-R can significantly reduce a wide variety of pathogens such as MRSA, Staph, Clostridium Difficile, Tuberculosis and Legionella, among others.
At this time COVID-19 virus has not been made available for testing. However, the iWave products have been proven through independent lab testing to significantly reduce a wide variety of pathogens and viruses similar to coronavirus in the breathing zone and on hard, non-porous surfaces. Please note that these are not medical claims.
How does it work? When air passes over the iWave-R, ions produced by the device reduce pathogens, allergens, particles, smoke and odors in the air, creating a healthy environment without producing any harmful byproducts. The iWave-R can be installed in any home air conditioning or heating system.
APCO Whole-House Air Purifier
APCO air purification technology is designed to reduce airborne contaminants that are known to contribute to indoor air related respiratory health.
Here’s how it works: The APCO air treatment system cleans the air by combining UV light and activated carbon. These methods are the most effective at killing germs and reducing VOCs. In fact, APCO kills over 99% of airborne mold, bacteria, viruses and allergens after the first 24 hours of use. The result is clean, odor-free air throughout the home.
APCO is installed directly into the central air system, from where the air is purified and circulated throughout the whole home, so there is no need for individual room purifiers.
Want to learn more about our indoor air quality products? Give us a call. We’d be more than happy to answer all your questions.