Is Air Purification and Filtration Necessary?
Even if your only health issues are the occasional seasonal allergy, your air may still be affecting your health. As contaminants like pollen, dirt, bacteria, viruses, pet dander, and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) enter your hair through open windows, doors, and nearly invisible cracks or holes throughout your home, they are absorbed by your heating and cooling system.
Unless these contaminants are removed by an air filter or an air purifier, they will continue to recirculate your breathing air. This gives each contaminant a much higher chance of entering the lungs of you or your family members and causing health issues. Common symptoms of poor IAQ include:
- Sinus irritation (including sneezing or congestion)
- Dry and itchy eyes
- Frequent headaches
Your HVAC system should already have an air filter included—but if your filters are not regularly changed and cleaned, or if your home is particularly prone to outdoor contaminants, it may be beneficial to the overall health of your home to install additional air purification and filtration for your Pittsburgh home.
There are a couple of ways to upgrade the filtration in your home with the experts at Calfo. First, we can increase the filtration rating of the filter in your existing system to be more tailored to your needs. For example, upgrading to a HEPA filter can remove 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and any airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns (µm), according to the EPA.
We can also install separate whole-home filtration systems to give your existing air filters a helping hand.
An air purifier destroys the harmful contaminants and viruses before they have a chance to recirculate your breathing air. This can also be done using a few different combinations of technologies, like UV-C exposure, ionization, activated carbon, and ozone gas, and purifiers can often be installed onto your existing heating and cooling system.
Breathe Healthier Air—Call Calfo
If you’re concerned about the health of the air in your home, now is the time to take action. The sooner you increase your IAQ, the sooner you can start to feel the difference! Ask Calfo about our air filtration and purification services, and we can get started putting together a customized plan for improving your IAQ.
Want to boost indoor air quality and comfort? Calfo can offer a solution for your home! Call (412) 561-9784 or get in touch here.