The average American spends 87% of their lifetime indoors

Our exposure to indoor air pollutants is rather high, especially now. Harold’s here to give you the 411 on IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) and how you can improve the air you breathe.

Each time your heating or cooling system kicks on it blows tiny particles throughout your home. Your filter will catch what it can, but are you changing it as often as you should? It’s time we focus on the air we breathe.

Check out this article where we discuss how frequently you should change your filter. We also cover the effects a dirty filter can have on your system. We expect filters to clean up bacteria, debris, pet dander, mold, pollen, particulates form fuel burning appliances and more. The bottom line is, we have high expectations for our filters. And although filters are a necessary component in any HVAC system, most of what passes through is just too small for the fibers to catch. We have the 411 on products that will help ease your filters burden. So lets take a look at your filters little helpers below!

Ionizers

These are your filters best friend! Ionizers are small boxes that are installed into your system to clean air as it passes through. These put out different types of molecules that either carry a positive charge or a negative charge. These molecules (ions) break down all the teeny-tiny stuff in your system before it passes through your filter. iWave recently released a pathogen test that showed their system can deactivate 84.2% of the COVID-19 virus in as little as 10 minutes! In as little as 30 minutes the virus was 99.4% inactivate! Take a look at their test results for yourself by clicking here.

UV light

We know you’re thinking, “aren’t those dangerous?”, but let us explain. UV lights are multipurpose lights, sure they can give you an artificial tan, but we want you to think outside the box. Ultraviolet light has been used to clean air since 1945, and have have been used to disinfect water since 1910 (check out more UV light facts here)! UV lights are used to kill bacteria and mold inside your system. These lights are not all inclusive, dirt and dust are not effected by the light. Happy Harold has certified technicians who know the importance of strategic placement of these lights inside your ductwork. Want to learn even more? Check this blog out!

Air Duct Cleaning

Your air ducts are what transfer air between each room of your home. This means that whatever is settled inside the duct will be blown throughout your home. Let us help you breath easier with a duct cleaning. Our skilled technicians typically spend 8-9 hours on each duct cleaning service. Ensuring you receive the deepest clean possible. Duct cleaning will not only improve your indoor air quality but your HVAC system’s efficiency as well. Check this article out for all you need to know about duct cleaning!

Humidification

Humidifiers are natural moisturizing agents that help you relieve dryness. Hvac.com recommends maintaining a humidity level of 35-50% to provide maximum comfort in your home. Do you know what your levels are? Take control of your home, and air with a free estimate appointment today! If you’d like to know more about each type of humidifier, click here!

Plants clean your air too!

Small things make the biggest impact. Studies show that indoor plants help boost your mood, productivity, concentration and creativity. Most importantly plants help clean your indoor air by absorbing toxins, naturally increasing humidity and producing oxygen. And it will help reduce your exposure to poor air quality while decorating! Its a win-win!

Cleaning Products

Many home cleaning products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals can linger in the air long after you’ve finished cleaning. It’s best to make the switch to true-green products. True green products aren’t as easy to come by as your may think as some companies hide chemicals behind a green label. Check out these 14 eco friendly cleaning products for your home.

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