Indoor Air Quality Services in Milford
Also Serving New Haven & Fairfield Counties
One of the more often overlooked aspects of HVAC is the V for ventilation. Along with proper heating and air conditioning, ventilation is an incredibly important part of indoor comfort and safety. When designing an HVAC system for your building, store, office, or home, it’s important to not forget to install a quality air purifier. At Tri-City Heating and Cooling, our Milford indoor air quality specialists are here to help you breathe fresher, cleaner air.
The Importance of Air Purifiers
You might initially think that the addition of an air purifier to your ventilation system would be superfluous, but that would be a fairly dangerous line of thinking. Especially in the winter and the summer, it’s rare for people in a building to introduce fresh air to a building’s HVAC system on their own by opening doors or windows. After all, we are no strangers to extreme weather. As a result, the constantly recycled air can get dry and dusty, picking up particulates from the building itself and from the people who come in to and out of the building. Since people tend to close off the system even more than usual in spring and summer, it becomes increasingly difficult for that particulate matter, and the irritants that go along with it, to find their way outside of the HVAC system in a natural way.
Installing an air purifier is a foolproof money-saving strategy, especially for people running a business. But by removing impurities from the air, you help combat both the winter flu season and all of those summer allergies and pollen issues—two big causes of sick days and drastically lowered productivity. Additionally, a number of air purifier systems also include ionization—this creates ozone or air with a negative ionic charge.
In some studies, negatively charged air has been shown to provide the following benefits:
- Helps remove questionable odors from the air
- Combats depression
- Gives workers an additional infusion of energy that they would not have otherwise had
Air Purifier Maintenance
In order to truly benefit from your air purifier, it is important that you have it maintained and cleaned on a regular basis—at least once or twice a year. After all, that particulate matter and all of those air irritants have to go somewhere. Unless the filtration system is cleaned and sent through diagnostic tests fairly regularly, it would be easy for your air purifier to get clogged and stop performing effectively.