Indoor Air Quality in Corpus Christi, TX
“Indoor air quality” refers to how healthy or unhealthy the air inside and around buildings is considered, and primarily how it affects people in the vicinity. Clean indoor air is vital for good health. We spend so much time at home or at work, where chemicals or airborne contaminants quickly enter our bodies via our lungs. Breathing in dirty air leads to a variety of health problems. Asthma, allergies, headaches, fatigue, and eye irritation are some of the lesser symptoms of poor air quality. At the more severe end of the spectrum, prolonged exposure to unhealthy air can lead to certain kinds of cancers and other chronic illnesses.
Just as our name suggests, Temperature Humidity Air Quality Solutions is dedicated to bringing high-quality air to Corpus Christi, TX. We want your family to have only the best, cleanest air possible. As we go through the process of setting up your home air purification system, one of the steps we take the most pride in is educating you about air quality. By understanding its importance and installing effective purifiers, you’ll make your home environment cleaner, fresher, and safer for everyone.
There are essentially five common types of air purifiers, and they don’t all operate the same way. However, they all perform the same general function, which is that they remove contaminants from the air in your home. Here’s a brief description of each one, its benefits, and why you might or might not want to install that type of purifier.
Activated Carbon Filters
Activated carbon filters use charcoal that has been treated with oxygen to be extremely porous so that it’s able to capture microscopic chemical particles and gases. This type of filter can be installed directly into your HVAC system the same way you’d install a standard AC filter. You don’t need a separate filtration unit. They’re ideal for capturing smoke, odors, and chemical emissions, such as VOCs (volatile organic compounds). VOCs are harmful chemicals that readily turn into a gaseous state, and they can be either natural or human-made. While activated carbon filters aren’t as effective at removing allergens and airborne particles, they’re great for people who are sensitive to odors and chemicals.
UV Air Purification Technology
In the times of COVID-19, a special UV light installed inside your HVAC system is the perfect way to zap microorganisms before they can spread around your home. You can also purchase stand-alone UV air purifiers. UV air purifiers work by utilizing UV-C rays, which are the most damaging to organisms. However, being completely contained, they’re perfectly safe. The ultraviolet light kills bacteria, viruses, mold, mildew, and dust mites. UV technology doesn’t get rid of airborne particles like dust and dander, nor is it effective against gases and odors. For best results, install one in combination with a HEPA filter and activated carbon system.
HEPA stands for “high-efficiency particulate air.” These filters have very fine-grained fibers which have a 99.7% effective rate at trapping particles larger than 0.3 microns. They’re highly efficient at collecting airborne particles like dust, pet dander, pollen, and dust mites. However, they can’t handle VOCs, odors, viruses, bacteria, and anything smaller than 0.3 microns. For that reason, many HEPA filters come with a built-in activated charcoal filtration component to trap the other contaminants. HEPA filters are recommended for people with pets, allergies, and asthma.
These air purifiers produce the gas known as ozone (O3). They do this by drawing in oxygen (O2) and giving it an electrical charge. The theory behind ozone technology is that when O3 molecules attach themselves to microorganisms, they destroy the pathogens’ cell walls, and they die. These generators are also said to remove strong odors, smoke, and mold. However, ozone is a dangerous gas, and this type of air purifier must only be used under the guidance of a professional (if at all). Speak with your HVAC tech from Temperature Humidity Air Quality Solutions if you’re considering installing this type of purifier.
Negative Ion Air Purifiers
Negative ion air purifiers work by adding electrons to oxygen atoms, thus giving them a negative charge. These negatively charged atoms draw airborne particles like dander, dust, and pollen to them like a magnet. These clumps of contaminants grow too heavy to stay airborne and eventually drop to the floor (or other surfaces). While negative ion air purifiers do remove impurities from the air, including bacteria and viruses, they don’t actually get rid of them, only displace them. Particles can recirculate. Ionizers also create ozone.
Clean Comfort Air Purifiers
Temperature Humidity Air Quality Solutions is proud to offer the full line of Clean Comfort air purifiers. These purification and filtration units are 100% safe, emit no harmful gases or chemicals, and work in conjunction with your properly serviced HVAC system. Easy to install and maintain, models such as the AE14 Series Electronic Air Cleaner can trap particles as small as 0.1 micron. Its four-stage filtration system removes dust mites, mold spores, bacteria, viruses, pollen, cooking smoke and grease, tobacco smoke, and various types of dust.
Our Services Includes:
- Air Purifiers
- Whole House Dehumidifiers
- Whole House Air Purification
- Whole Home Ventilation System
- Air Purification
- Air Purifier Installation
- Air Filters
- Air Filter Changeouts
- Air Filter Installation
- UV Lights
- UV Light Installation
- UV Light Replacement
- Air Quality Testing
- Advanced Photo-Catalytic Oxidation Systems
- Air Scrubbing
- Aero Seal
- Allergy Reducers
- Germicidal Products
- Mold Remediation
- Mold Removal
Call the Experts for Indoor Air Quality in Corpus Christi, TX
Our family-owned HVAC company has been improving the air quality in the Corpus Christi area for over 48 years. We’re also proud to serve Padre Island, and Calallen, TX, and the surrounding areas. If you’ve been experiencing symptoms of poor air quality, such as coughing and sneezing, headaches, irritation or dryness of your eyes, nose, and throat, fatigue, shortness of breath, sinus congestion, dizziness, or allergies, we’d be happy to help. One of our highly-trained technicians will visit you and test your air quality. We’ll also inspect your HVAC system, ducting, and check the condition and quality of your air filter. After gathering all the information and speaking with you, we’ll be able to recommend the ideal solution to bring your home’s air quality to an optimum level. We’ll address any concerns, answer your questions, and will explain how easy it is to care for your new air purifier. For clean air and better health, contact Temperature Humidity Air Quality Solutions today.