Air Purification Solutions: Your Guide to Cleaner Indoor Air

Air Purification Solutions
Air Purification Solutions

Air Purification Solutions: Your Guide to Cleaner Indoor Air

As much as we love to spend time outside in our beautiful Gulf Shores community, the fact is we spend most of our time inside our homes. With homes more tightly insulated than ever before, we’re constantly breathing in trapped allergens and other airborne contaminants. So, how do you get rid of them? It’s going to take a little more than changing your air filter. Continue reading to learn more about getting cleaner air inside your home.

Standard Air Filters

Unless you have customized comfort solutions in your home, you probably have a standard 1-inch thick HVAC air filter. While standard air filters do a great job at catching particles that enter into your system, the truth is, they can’t catch everything in your home. Most standard filters only capture particles between 7 and 10 microns in size. Usually, this means particles that the eye can see such as hair, fur, and larger dirt and mold particles. 

Depending on your system, you may be able to upgrade to a HEPA filter so smaller particles, no less than .3 microns in size, will be captured. However, even with the highest quality air filters, not all allergens will be eliminated from your home. 

Reme-Halo LED™ In-Duct Air Purifier

The HALO-LED™ Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier does not use a filter to catch particles in the air passing through your system. Instead, this system is capable of purifying every cubic inch of air that your central air conditioning system reaches using ion generation in LED technology. air purification solutions

As air passes through the HALO-LED™, it’s ionized to release low-level hydrogen peroxide. This causes airborne particles to stick together, making it easier for your filter to catch them while also actively eliminating pollutants from the air in your home. The HALO-LED™ kills pollutants faster than any other air purification system, providing quick relief especially for those who suffer from allergies or respiratory issues.  air purification solutions

iWave Air Purifier

The iWave Air Purifier is installed in your comfort system to treat the air in your home safely without creating any harmful byproducts. When air passes over the iWave, bi-polar ionization removes molecules necessary for harmful pathogens, allergens, viruses, and bacteria to live. The ions will also attach to airborne particles, increasing their size so they’re easier to catch by the filter. This air purifier is low-maintenance and doesn’t require any bulbs to be changed. If you’re looking for a natural way to produce a healthy environment throughout your home, the iWave is a great choice. air purification solutions

Air Scrubber by Aerus

The Air Scrubber by Aerus uses ActivePure technology to create an advanced oxidation process that continuously purifies the air in your home and even attacks contaminants on surfaces, and eliminates up to 99.9% of odors, smoke, and harmful microbial pollutants. air purification solutions

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With so many air purification options available, it can be challenging to choose the perfect one for your Baldwin County home. That is why our team is here to answer any of your questions and help you decide what would be best for your specific situation. 

If you need help managing your indoor air quality, contact us! We have friendly customer service representatives who stand ready to take care of all your heating, cooling, and clean air needs.

Feel free to call us at (251) 943-4709, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

5 Tips for Pet Owners to Improve Indoor Air Quality

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5 Tips for Pet Owners to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Chances are, you love your pets, but you probably don’t love the pet hair, dander, and odors they leave behind in your home. With our comfort systems already working over time to keep our homes cool in hot, humid Baldwin County summers, the last thing you need is for it to work even harder to keep the air in your home clean. If your pet’s shedding is taking a toll on your home’s indoor air quality, or even your health, there are a few tasks you can incorporate into your daily, weekly, or monthly routine to improve indoor air quality. 

1. Regularly Change or Clean Your Air Filters

You have probably heard how beneficial it is to change the air filter in your home’s HVAC system often, but with pets, it is even more important. Most households are safe changing air filters every one to three months, depending on the system and filter. If you have pets, you should probably change your filter each month like clockwork, since pet hair and dander can circulate through your home and your HVAC system. pet owners indoor air quality

Depending on your system, you could also try upgrading to a thicker, more durable air filter that doesn’t need to be changed as often, or one that can be cleaned instead of changed. To find the perfect fit for your HVAC system and your family’s needs, call Island Air: (251) 943-4709

2. Vacuum Throughout The Week

A key step in preventing pet hair and dander from circulating through your home is to catch it before it reaches the HVAC system. We recommend vacuuming weekly for homes with one pet or a couple times a week if you have more than one pet. Even if your pet doesn’t visibly shed, their dander can still circulate throughout your home, hindering air quality. Be sure to get in the nooks and crannies where pet hair gathers and can’t be easily caught by your air purifier or filter. pet owners indoor air quality

3. Bathe & Brush Your Pet

Caring for your pet’s hygiene can also help prevent excessive shedding and reduce the amount of bacteria and allergens circulating throughout your home. The best way to keep your pet clean and prevent your HVAC system from circulating any unwanted airborne contaminants is to brush your pet daily and bathe your pet every few weeks. When you brush your pet, be sure to do it outside so you are not releasing additional allergens into your home. If taking your pet to the groomer is easier for you, that’s also a great option! pet owners indoor air quality

4. Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Over time, dust and dander that’s entered your system past the filter can settle in your air ducts. This can create a breeding ground for bacteria causing allergic reactions and odors. For this reason, it’s important to have your air ducts cleaned every 3-4 years. If you’re unsure whether you need a duct cleaning, a professional technician from Island Air will happily come out and inspect your ductwork for you!

5. Invest In An Air Purification System

If you’ve taken all of the steps above and still feel the need for better protection against harmful airborne contaminants in your home, investing in an air purification system is a great option. Island Air has multiple air quality solutions to eliminate up to 99.9% of dust, dirt, mold, allergens, and bacteria from your home’s air. Between our Reme HALO, i-Wave, and Aerus Air Scrubber, you’re sure to find a solution that fits the needs of your home, family, and budget. 

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If you need help managing your pet’s impact on your indoor air quality, contact us! Our highly trained technicians can help you keep your air clean and healthy for the safety of your family.

We’re an American Standard Customer Care Dealer serving Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Loxley, and other surrounding coastal communities in Alabama. If you have questions, feel free to call us at (251) 943-4709, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram! pet owners indoor air quality