Dirty air isn’t just about car exhaust and factory smokestacks. Indoors, air pollutants come from pet dander, tobacco smoke, wood-burning fireplaces, cooking fumes, air fresheners, hygiene products, hair styling sprays, cleaning products, and numerous other sources. Some of these household products may smell good, but they can still contain respiratory irritants. In the short term, people who are sensitive to substances like dust, pollen, mold or perfumes may experience breathing problems, headaches, and other symptoms. Over time, breathing in excessive pollutants could lead to permanent, serious health problems.
Reducing Viruses Through Better Indoor Air
iWave recently conducted a controlled study of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and found that after 30 minutes, 99.4% of the viral titrations* were inactivated. You can learn more about the study here. iWave is an air purifying device that installs in any existing duct air conditioning system. When air passes over the iWave, ions produced by the device reduce pathogens (including viruses and bacteria), allergens, particles, smoke and odors in the air, creating a healthy environment without producing any harmful byproducts. For more information about iWave and what would work best for your home, you can visit their website or call one of our Comfort Specialists today.
*The use of this technology is not intended to take the place of reasonable precautions to prevent the transmission of pathogens (including COVID-19). It is important to comply with all applicable public health laws and guidelines issued by federal, state, and local governments and health authorities as well as official guidance published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)(https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html), including but not limited to social distancing, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and the use of face masks.
Indoor Air Quality Solutions
In today’s airtight homes and businesses, indoor air quality (IAQ) is a growing concern. New products hit the market on a regular basis, and these can control dust mites, mold, mildew, pollen, animal dander, other allergens, and even viruses. At Pruett Air Conditioning, our indoor air quality solutions don’t stop at products like ultraviolet lights and high-efficiency filter systems. We also offer complete air duct cleaning. If you are one of the many people in the Macon area suffering from allergies and other airborne illnesses, we can help you to find the source and take the steps you need to protect your health.
All About Duct Cleaning Services
We recommend scheduling duct cleaning services about every five years, when you move into an older home, or after a major renovation project that may have generated a lot of construction dust. When our technicians clean your home or business’s air ducts, they use a combination of soft-bristle brushes and vacuums to dislodge and capture the debris that is trapped in the ducts and on your system’s components. We also use high-powered HEPA vacuums or truck-mounted suction systems to securely collect irritants.
If mold is detected, biocides also may be applied to ensure that the mold spores do not return. Water leaks and high humidity levels are underlying causes of mold growth and must be corrected for cleaning to be effective. To help control mold, ask your Pruett technician about air humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air cleaners, and other IAQ products.
Create a Healthy Indoor Environment by Improving Your IAQ
At Pruett, we don’t want airborne contaminants to be a problem for you. So when you call us for indoor air quality services, we will happily go over any problems that you’ve noticed, such as an on-going moisture issues or recurring allergy symptoms, and come up with a game plan. One of our technicians will visit your home to check the ductwork and look for buildup of mold or dust and evidence of insect manifestation. Then we can make the best recommendations for products and services to address your needs, such as:
- Duct cleaning and duct sealing services
- Ventilators that clear out dust and debris
- Air cleaners and air purifiers
- Air humidifiers or dehumidifiers
- Automatic ventilators
Stuffy Home? Call Pruett
At Pruett Air Conditioning, we are serious about the comfort of our customers. Complete comfort includes fresh, healthy air. As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we only offer top-rated products from Carrier that deliver on their claims. Our technicians are all EPA and NATE-Certified, so you can trust that your HVAC system is properly and professionally serviced. Contact us today to find out more about our IAQ solutions so that you can breathe a little easier indoors.