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Improve indoor air quality with HVAC-integrated filtration systems
We offer air purification systems integrated with your residential or light commercial HVAC system to improve indoor air quality.
Purified indoor air is odor-free, contaminant-free and recommended for people with allergies or asthma. We install electronic air cleaners and UV light air sterilizers for homes and small businesses. Contact Prompt Heating & Air Conditioning for an indoor air quality audit or product recommendation.
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Electronic air cleaners
An air filtration system reduces allergens, odors and dust.
Electronic air cleaners are devices integrated with the HVAC system to purify the indoor air in your home or business.
Electronic air cleaners purify the air two ways:
- First the air passes through physical air filters trapping contaminants and large particles like pollen, pet dander and dust.
- Next the air passes through electrically-charged filters that attract and trap small particles like mold spores and bacteria.
This prevents airborne irritants and pathogens from recirculating in your home, and eliminates indoor air pollutants like smoke and other chemical odors.
HVAC electronic air cleaners are easy to maintain. They have reusable filters you can easily remove and wash every few months. You should choose an electronic air purifier with a MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) of at least 10.
UV light air purifiers
UV light sterilizes indoor air for better health.
UV air purifiers are installed in the air handler in the HVAC system, which is on 24/7. As air passes through, the lamps use UV-C light waves to kill airborne pathogens including:
UV light sanitizers not only improve indoor air quality, they prevent mold and fungal contamination inside the air handler, HVAC coils and ducts. This improves airflow and energy efficiency and keeps your ducts clean.
Whole house UV light air purifiers are relatively easy to maintain. Typically the bulbs need replacement every year or two, which can easily be done along with routine HVAC maintenance.
Are HVAC air purifiers worth it?
Can't stop coughing and sniffling? Indoor air quality could be to blame.
If you’re concerned about airborne contaminants and pathogens and want to improve your indoor air quality, an HVAC-integrated air purification system is definitely worth it.
Comparative risk studies from the Science Advisory Board of the EPA designate indoor air pollution as one of the “top five environmental risks to public health.”
Poor indoor air quality has both short and long-term health effects including headaches, allergic reactions, nose and throat irritation, and can aggravate existing respiratory conditions. Indoor air pollutants pose a health risk for everyone, not just those with allergies, asthma or COPD.
With most HVAC systems you can run the fan without heating or cooling to purify the air, so you can still use an HVAC-integrated air purifier during times when you may not need the furnace or air conditioner to run. An HVAC air cleaner actually uses less energy than a standalone air purifier when averaged throughout the year.
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Professional installation of whole-home air cleaners
Proper placement and installation is crucial for a whole-home air purification system to work effectively. Working with a licensed HVAC contractor is the best way to choose the right air quality control system for your home. You'll breathe easier knowing it's installed correctly.
Contact us now for an indoor air quality audit or air cleaner installation.