In Southern California, outdoor smog and air pollution are not the only things that can make you ill. Indoor air can be at least as polluted as outdoor air—especially if your HVAC system is dirty, inefficient, or simply outdated. Hiring an expert heating and air conditioning contractor to install a new system equipped with UV sterilizers and air cleaners can improve your indoor air quality. Here’s how:
Preventing Respiratory Problems
Microorganisms present in the air can cause many common respiratory ailments. Viruses cause the common cold and also other ailments such as sinusitis. Bacteria can cause pneumonia and strep throat. In humid climates, condensation on the inside of air conditioners creates optimal growth conditions for various types of fungi and microbes. A UV sterilizer installed in the unit can kill these harmful organisms and keep your air germ-free.
Your HVAC system’s filter traps pollen and dust so that allergy sufferers in your home do not experience the typical symptoms of runny eyes, an itchy throat, or a stuffy nose. If someone in your home is particularly sensitive, a whole-house air cleaner that scrubs all the conditioned air pumped through your ducts could be in order. A UV sterilizer can also alleviate allergy symptoms by killing mold spores.
If you detect an unpleasant, unidentifiable odor in your home, a whole home air cleaning system can help you remove the offensive smell. Mold, mildew, or bacteria colonies can all be the causes of unwanted odors. UV lights also kill odor-producing microorganisms and help you keep your home smelling fresh.
If you want to improve the indoor air quality of your home, contact the specialists at Aladdin Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. For over 30 years, we have provided homeowners in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Simi Valley, and other nearby towns with top-quality service. Call (805) 273-4320 to find out how our services can help you keep the air inside your home free of germs.