Pollution is one of the biggest problems that plague our planet today. Smoke and pollutants have become part of every city’s outdoor environment. Natural forms of allergy inducing organisms like pollen, microbes and other airborne particles have been on the rise. It may surprise you to hear that the air present in our houses, offices and indoor facilities like malls has highly questionable air quality.
It is essential for one to take care of the internal environment in which they live. Allergies symptoms like itchy eyes, sore throat, runny noses and many more are in the rise in children. In most homes, artificial heating and cooling is done through vents, which end up carrying these particles throughout the house. Even the presence of filters does not overcome this as only large-sized particles are filtered out. Here are a few ways you can improve the indoor air quality of your home or office.
Ionization is the process of giving an electric charge to neutral particles like dust, microbes etc. This ionic air filtration allows air to pass through it and once it has been charged, it reaches the filtration unit where all charged particles are stuck to a collection plate, no matter how small.
Exposure of airborne particles to ultraviolet light kills most of these germs. This system works well when filtered air is passed through ultraviolet light, killing almost all germs. Sometimes, air is first passed through ultraviolet lights and then filtered accordingly.
Filtration Using HEPA
High Efficiency Particulate Air is a kind of filtering technique that is capable of holding off micro level particles. Fans are used to force airborne particles like dust, mold, pollen and other polluting microbes into the filter. This may prove to be a bit pricey, but it has a high level of efficiency and effectiveness in improving air quality.
Most indoor heating and air conditioning systems are closed circuit systems. These do not allow the passage of fresh air into the house or office. Opting for heating and air conditioning systems that have fresh air vents help in improving indoor air quality.
Conditions of humidity make places like basements prone to dampness and excess moisture, which in turn contributes to the production of mold and mildew. Proper measures for extreme humidity control should be taken in places like bathrooms and basements by enlisting effective means of ventilation or dehumidification.