Indoor Air Quality
Considering how much time the average American spends indoors, having a good indoor air quality is no doubt important both for your health and your comfort. At Kingdom Air, we provide services that can keep you and your pets healthy and happy.
Air Duct Cleaning
Why clean air ducts? The answer is simple, because they get dirty!
In addition to normal accumulations of dust and dirt found in all homes with air ducts, there are several other factors that can increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning.
- Occupants with allergies or asthma
- Cigarette or cigar smoke
- Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
- Home renovation or remodeling projects
Some occupants are more sensitive to these contaminants than others. Allergy and asthma sufferers, as well as young children and the elderly tend to be more susceptible to the types of poor indoor air quality that air duct cleaning can help address.
Duct Cleaning – Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. Your heating and cooling system are the lungs of your home. The system takes air in and breathes air out.
Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build up of contaminants in the duct work.
While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school, or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders, or some environmental allergies.
Duct Cleaning – Energy Savings
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.
When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost effectiveness.
To schedule your duct cleaning, give us a call today at (812)-486-3840.
Proper Filters - HEPA or MERV, What is Best for You?
While many factors affect air quality, filtration is certainly one of the most important. Without adequate filtration, you’ll end up with high amounts of airborne contaminants like:
- Dust mites
- Pet dander
- Skin flakes
HVAC UV Lights
In 1903, Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his use of ultraviolet light in the treatment of tuberculosis. Since then, ultraviolet lights have been widely adapted for all kinds of uses: sterilizing hospitals, sterilizing water, germicidal lamps in food establishments, and even curing nail polish faster.
Regarding COVID-19, commonly referred to as Coronavirus, while information is changing rapidly every day as the virus is so new, there is a strong indication by the scientific community that UV lights will impact or possibly even eradicate it. Regardless, our UV lights are proven effective against similar pathogens.
If UV light is so effective, how can it be applied to improving indoor air quality for residential HVAC systems? Will it kill mold and bacteria in HVAC systems? Yes, but you need to understand the priorities of indoor air quality and the types of UV lights available for residential HVAC systems.
HVAC UV lights are very effective at controlling mold inside the handler. All mold in line-of-sight of the UV bulb will be killed, keeping the coil mold free. You may read more about UV Light technical information, including benefits and cost by clicking the button below. Or, you can simply call us today to speak with someone directly. (812)-486-3840.
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Call Kingdom Air today at (812)-486-3840 to schedule an appointment or service call.