In this era of quarantine and social distancing, greater emphasis is placed on maintaining healthy indoor air. In this blog, the air conditioner service contractors at Mechanical Technologies share a look at how our products help improve and maintain indoor air quality.
Improving and maintaining indoor air quality means your HVAC system has to be properly maintained, which should have clean air filters and ventilation ducts. As your local heating and cooling company, we offer maintenance and cleaning services. You can also choose to bolster your HVAC system with the following products:
Air Purifiers — Air purifiers are available as standalone units that can be used independent of your HVAC system. A typical air purifier utilizes fans to cycle air through its own filtration system. It can be used to complement the HVAC system in homes where there are high levels of indoor air pollutants, such as smokers’ or pet owners’ homes. Other types of air purifiers can be integrated into existing HVAC systems and can help reduce air duct cleaning requirements.
High-Efficiency Air Filters — Standard HVAC air filters can be upgraded to high-efficiency ones, which can trap smaller particles, including bacteria and viruses. Before you upgrade your air filters, make sure you consult with your HVAC technician. Some of these air filters may be too efficient for your HVAC system, and may end up blocking airflow.
UV Air Purifiers — Ultraviolet (UV) lamps are widely used for sterilizing medical equipment. UV air purifiers use the same technology, and can be installed within air ducts and near registers. They’re proven to effectively kill bacteria and viruses, and can be installed without blocking air vents.
Whole Home Humidifier/Dehumidifier — These systems allow better control over relative indoor humidity. A dehumidifier helps prevent mold and mildew growth during humid seasons, while a humidifier prevents animal dander, as well as reduce the dryness associated with winter seasons.
We at Mechanical Technologies continue to provide essential heating and air conditioning services to our customers. Rest assured that we are observing best practices as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizer, routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently-touched surfaces, and daily wipe downs of our trucks.
Our technicians wear new masks, gloves, and foot covers when they visit our clients’ homes. Employees who display symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine; we likewise ask our customers to delay service if anyone at home has the same symptoms.