It seems like everywhere we turn here in the Arlington and Bedford area, we learn of something else that is potentially hazardous to our health. From BPA in plastics that was once believed safe, to anti-bacterial hand soaps that now appear to do more harm than good, it’s enough to make your head spin. And while history has taught us that we can’t believe everything we hear and read, it’s still important to separate fact from fiction and, to the extent possible and practical, take care to protect the health of your entire family.
Here, for example, is one health advisory that is pure fact: on average, indoor air is 2 – 5 times more polluted than outdoor air throughout the US. During the winter, most families see ample evidence of that with the number of colds and flu-like symptoms that pass from one person to another. That’s because we’re spending more time indoors and very often with all windows and doors securely closed. So if you DO have poor indoor air quality, you’re all breathing it over and over again: bacteria, dust, dirt, pet dander, mold spores, cleaning by-products, and all.
Here are a few things you can do on your own –quickly, easily, and cheaply – to start cleaning your indoor air as early as today:
- Swap out harsh chemical cleaners for greener, more natural products.
- Ditch old, hard plastic food containers for ones that are BPA-free, or better yet, go with glass or stainless steel.
- Replace or clean your dirty HVAC filters every 30 days.
- When taking on a painting project, choose low VOC paints.
But what about bacteria and germs that enter your house anyway? Well, now you can zap them into oblivion with professional grade UV germicidal lamps installed right inside your duct work by the indoor air quality specialists at Optimum Air.
Safe, effective, and budget-friendly, UV lamps emit a powerful light that produces negative hydroxyl ions. These ions naturally remove mold, bacteria, dust mites, allergens and pathogens from the air as they pass through your ducts.
In addition to helping reduce headaches, allergy, asthma, cold, and flu symptoms – not to mention eliminating unpleasant odors – Germicidal UV lights help extend the life of your HVAC system by helping it run more efficiently with fewer in-duct obstacles to restrict airflow. That means fewer system breakdowns and lower utility bills, and more of your hard earned money back in your pocket. Now isn’t that refreshing?
For more information or to schedule installation, contact Optimum Air today