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How Air Cleaners Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Construction and design on homes today emphasizes heat sealing to help maintain energy efficiency by preventing heat loss in cold weather and heat gain in hot weather. There is a downside to this sealing, however, and that is the lack of fresh air that enters homes. Unless you throw open your windows and doors for a few hours during the day—rarely an option in Salt Lake City—the air in your home will became stale and filled with dust and dirt.

You can help improve your indoor air quality with professional installation of air cleaners. Call up the Salt Lake City HVAC experts at At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air, and they will assist you with finding an air cleaner that will keep your home’s air healthy and your system free from damaging dust and dirt.

How Air Cleaners Work To Improve Air Quality

There are two basic types of air cleaners that can installers can place in your AC and heater’s ventilation system: filters and purifiers.

  • Air filters: Also known as mechanical air filters, these products are designed to trap particles that try to pass through them in a weave of fibers. The filters don’t simply use the physical mesh of fibers to trap particles, but actually attract the particles to the surface of the fibers. This makes them very efficient, and they can filter all particles down to 0.3 microns in size, and even some smaller. However, mechanical air filters are not effective against gases and odor molecules, so if your indoor air suffers from problems with smoke, formaldehyde, pesticides, etc., you should consider installing an air purifier as well.
  • Air purifiers: Also known as electronic air filters, purifiers do not actually “filter” the air at all. They clean it using an electric charge that ionizes the air. Ionized particles are drawn down to collector plates in the purifier and trapped there. Purifiers can affect particles down to 0.1 microns and are effective against the gas and odor molecules that mechanical filters miss. They require power to run, but their energy use is minimal compared to the money you will save from a clean, efficient HVAC system.

You will need to have proper installation from professionals for any air filter in your home. The experts will determine what type of air cleaners will do the job, and the strength (such as MERV rating for mechanical filters) necessary. They will then install it so it can perform its function effectively without restricting ventilation.

At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air has an indoor air quality team that will take care of setting up an air cleaner for your HVAC system in Salt Lake City, UT. We have NATE-certified technicians who will make sure the job is done right.

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At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air provides excellent heating, air conditioning, plumbing, indoor air quality, water treatment and water heater services throughout the greater Salt Lake City, UT area, including the installation of new systems and components, and the replacement of the old, as well as ongoing repair and maintenance. Established in 1980, we have served the home comfort needs of our local community for over 30 years. Whether you need your stop and waste valve replaced or a new "green," energy–efficient HVAC system installed, we can make sure that the job is completed properly. Our HVAC contractors are NATE–certified and we employ Master and Journeyman plumbers. We are confident in our ability to satisfy any issue that may arise in your home, 24 hours a day. Give one of our friendly staff members a call today to learn more about what we can do for your home.

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During this very unusual time, we have put a plan in place to do our part to help keep our community safe. First and foremost, we are going to stay CALM, PATIENT, KIND, and POSITIVE!

There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

Because we have a direct impact on the indoor environment, here are practical steps we are going to take to keep people safe:

  • Wash our hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water
  • Cover our nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing
  • Wash our uniforms every day including cleaning our belts
  • Stay home if we are feeling sick
  • Offer a warm smile and friendly greeting instead of a handshake
  • Wear shoe covers and latex gloves in homes and businesses
  • Wipe down surfaces and equipment touched in a client’s home with disinfectant wipes
  • Wipe down door handles, steering wheels, gear shift lever every day
  • Wipe down pens, clipboards, tablets, cell phones, and anything else passes between techs and clients.
  • We have masks on each truck and will wear them at client’s discretion (Currently the CDC does not recommend that people wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19)
  • We are complying with all recommendations and guidelines from state agencies and will be proactive in our efforts to see that our team members and clients are protected.

As the situation unfolds, we will take each day one at a time and ensure we are being smart, supportive, and helping all those we can in our community.

Thank you for your continued support!