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San Diego Indoor Air Quality You think the air inside your home is clean? You could be breathing polluted air.

Studies such as one conducted by the EPA have shown that your indoor air can actually be significantly more polluted than the air outdoors. How is this possible?

Modern homes and buildings are sealed tightly to conserve energy. This helps keep energy costs down, but it also seals in toxins (household cleaners, etc.) mold, pollen, bacteria, pet dander and other pollutants. Basically your home's air conditioning system can act as a contaminate recycling system, affecting your air quality and health. The EPA has even ranked it as one of their top health concerns, and you can read about it on their website: Introduction to Indoor Air Quality.

The good news is that indoor air quality products exist to purify your air. These products integrate into your HVAC system and include ventilators, air cleaners, UV lights and humidifiers (also dehumidifiers). Each has a specific function to help enhance the indoor air quality in your home.

When comparing San Diego air conditioning contractors, see which of them can provide you with an indoor air quality solution - you want your family breathing healthy! Learn about the purpose of each product below and how they work together for a complete air purification solution. A single item on its own is not adequate to do the job.

Indoor Air Quality Products

A ventilator is a unique device that exchanges stale indoor air for fresh outside air - and they do this without wasting energy. In the winter a ventilator is able to retain the heat and moisture from the indoor air while in the summer they condition and dehumidify the exchanged incoming air from outside.
UV Lamp
Ultraviolet air treatment systems or UV Lamps are designed to prevent mold spore growth on air conditioning coils. This technology has been used for decades in water treatment and helps reduce allergic reactions to mold while enhancing your overall air quality. They are mounted out of site near your coils.
Whole Home Humidifier
Whole home humidifiers replenish the much needed moisture in your indoor air. This not only makes you more comfortable, but helps protect furniture, paintings and woodwork in your home. Dry air can also make asthma or allergy symptoms worse and causes you to use more energy in cooler months as dry air feels colder.
Air Cleaner
Advanced air cleaners remove microscopic particles from your indoor air. Dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, fungi, bacteria - even the common flu virus! They are able to do this without affecting air flow like low grade filters, and are a key component to your overall indoor air quality solution.