Indoor Air Quality in Green Island, NY
indoor air quality
Today, indoor air quality in Green Island, NY is more important than ever. Indoor pollution doesn’t stop at airborne viruses, harmful bacteria. or even the nuisance of allergens caused by pollen or dust. Poor air quality in your home or business includes the suffocating fumes from vehicle traffic near your home, outdoor pathogens that enter your home’s HVAC system such as pesticides, mold, and radon, along with the off-gassing of new building materials and furniture that release harmful chemicals into the air.
What can you do to improve your home’s indoor air quality? Well, Albany Mechanical Services can provide a combination of solutions that will actively fight all these indoor air quality challenges. Additionally, your family or employees will breathe with confidence when you sign-up for our dependable maintenance plan. This means you never have to worry about the condition of your air purification systems or the health of occupants as it relates to the quality of the air in your home.
Our 3 phased solution to indoor air quality includes the following:
Poor air quality can result when outdoor air enters the home through open windows, cracks in the floors and elsewhere, and by the normal operation of your home’s HVAC. Additionally, there is even more poor quality air that originates within the home from bathrooms, kitchens, dusty surfaces, and dirty floors. For some people, poor air quality is hardly noticed, but for many others, it can be a cause of discomfort and/or illness especially for:
Whole-House Air Purification Systems
There are many types of air purification systems that our experts at Albany Mechanical Systems have installed, maintained, or repaired. The selection of a specific type of air purification depends on the size of your home, how many adults and children live in the home, and what health issues exist. Also, we would consider your environment before choosing the best air purification system for your home. How close your house is situated near street traffic, industries, or wooded areas can all affect the type of allergens and pollutants that may be within your home.
Discuss the different types of whole-house air purification systems with your Albany Mechanical HVAC expert, before you decide which may be best for your family. Some whole-house air purifiers are mechanical systems that are installed within the home’s main HVAC unit. Others are electronic systems that are built-into a major piece of ductwork where the entire home air will flow through.
Air Filters for High-Quality Indoor Air
The second step in obtaining the highest quality indoor air to protect occupants from airborne viruses, bacteria, germs, allergens, and pollutants can be found in the type of air filters that are installed in your HVAC system. Albany Mechanical Services is your one-stop solution for air filters that are specifically designed to capture the tiniest of particles circulating through air ducts and interior rooms. Consider the following high-efficiency air filter installations that are proven to reduce air pollution and clean indoor air:
Air filters are rated system with an efficiency value or MERV ratings. These ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 20 (highest), and are based on the filter’s ability to trap and remove airborne particles and also how well they resist airflow. Albany Mechanical is here to help you determine which type of air filters are best for your environment. HEPA filters excel at removing larger particles like pet dander, dust mites, tobacco smoke, and pollen, while activated charcoal filters are best for removing volatile organic compounds or VOCs, odors, and other gases given off by man-made products.
Selecting the wrong air filters can actually reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system which means the quality of your indoor air will be reduced. And the wrong size air filter can leave gaps at the top or bottom of your heating and cooling system. This means the system will draw in dust, debris, pollutants, and pollen directly into the system to be redistributed into your home.
Our HVAC Maintenance plan is designed to give you peace-of-mind that the right size and the right type of air filters are installed in your HVAC. And of course, we will switch out your air filters on a regular basis to keep your indoor air quality at its highest.
UV Lights to Kill Germs and Viruses
UV light has been discovered to act similar to a germicide. The special UV-C rays from a UV light source will kill the nucleus of biological organisms and deactivates the DNA of bacteria and viruses, The result is the total destruction of these pathogen’s ability to multiply and cause diseases. Albany Mechanical can install UV lights within your home’s HVAC system to actively break down the structure of germs.
Over time, a UV light HVAC system can prolong the life of your heating and air conditioning. This is accomplished when a reduction in mold, debris, bacteria and germs work to boost the efficiency of your system. When organic matter is reduced by UV lights, the cooling coils, drain pipes, and ductwork of your HVAC system will experience improved operations and improved airflow.