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It may sound very simple—and it is definitely a simplified summation of how the systems in question work—but the most basic and effective way to boost indoor air quality is simply to remove pollutants from the air. How does one do this successfully? By investing in great air filtration systems and air purifiers in Riverside, CA, and by scheduling the installation and service of those systems with us.
RKM Heating and Air Conditioning is an indoor air quality-certified company with indoor air quality-certified technicians. We are well-versed in issues concerning indoor air quality and overall home performance. From the preliminary air quality testing stages to the implementation of systems and services that will boost that air quality, you can count on us to do the job right. There is never a good enough reason for accepting indoor air quality that is only “good enough”!
Whole–House Filtration: Simple and Effective
When we talk about air filtration systems, we are not talking about those standalone units that you can pick up at the nearest big box store. We are talking about whole–house air filtration systems, which are much more convenient and much more effective. Though simple in theory, however, they are also much more complicated in terms of installation than a portable unit. That is why you need a trained professional to install and service your air filters.
While it may seem that the most efficient air filtration system is the obvious way to go, too much efficiency is actually no better than too little. Should your air filters have too high a MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating, it can actually create so much airflow resistance that it impedes the operation of your forced air home comfort systems. We’ll make sure that your air filter in Riverside, CA is a good fit for your home and your system.
Air Purifiers: Taking Air Quality Higher
Sometimes, an air filter is not going to be the best option for your indoor air quality problems. Using an electronic air purifier in place of, or in addition to, a basic filtration system may be the right option for your home. Air purifiers take a much more active approach to removing pollutants from the air in the house.
Electronic air purifiers vary from model to model, but typically they will use an ionization process in order to charge pollutants, and then trap them on oppositely charged collector plates. Then, it is just a matter of removing those plates and cleaning them off. If this sounds like a good solution to your indoor air quality needs, or if you feel that you need any further guidance, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
What About Biological Pollutants?
While air filters and electronic air purifiers may be fine for removing airborne pollutants from the air, they are not the right option for those homeowners dealing with biological pollutants. Biological pollutants include viruses, mold, and bacteria. What do all of these pollutants share in common? They are living organisms, and they cannot simply be removed from the air. Complete destruction is the way to combat them.
UV air purifiers, which use ultraviolet light in order to disrupt such pollutants at the cellular level, rendering them incapable of reproduction, are the solution of choice in such situations. We can install your UV germicidal lights in your HVAC system, and we’ll check in on them during routine maintenance to ensure that they are still functioning properly. Entirely safe for you, your family, and your pets, these UV lamps will help maintain healthful air at home.
Done right, priced right. RKM provides the highest quality, for the best value.