Over the past year, most families have been spending an increased amount of time at home. Though this is beneficial for the increased amount of family time, the decreased commutes, and the safety from illness, in other ways, it can be uncomfortable. As we continue to stay at home with increased frequency, it’s become clear to many that their home’s air quality is poor. Without a home air filtration system, our home’s air can be worse than the air outside. Especially during the colder months when windows and doors stay shut, allergens and dust get trapped indoors and cause breathing and health issues.
Types of Air Filtration Systems
Small air filtration systems may help the problem temporarily, but portable units are not powerful enough to truly fix the problem. If you’ve noticed an increase in sneezing, coughing, or allergic reactions within your home, it may be time to install an air filtration system.
There are two main types of air filtration systems that can help with indoor air quality. Depending on the source and the severity of the problem, one or both may be recommended.
- UV Air Filtration. Using UV lights, these filtration systems are extremely effective at targeting and killing mold spores. Mold often grows in air ducts and air conditioning systems and can be deadly if left for too long. Because mold only grows in dark, damp spaces, specialized UV light deprives them of the dark and prevents them from growing. Plus, they use the same amount of electricity as a regular light bulb.
- Electronic Air Filtration. Though many homes’ furnace systems have a filtration function of some sort, the reality is that these filters are not able to catch a large majority of the air particles. Electronic filtration systems can catch 97% of pollutants in the air, making them an incredible choice for those with asthma, allergies, or other respiratory issues.
Get Help From the Experts
For the best in air filtration systems in the Poughkeepsie area, contact D. Rohde Heating and Plumbing. We are experts at what we do and are always available to take your call.