What is indoor air quality (IAQ) and why is it important in your home? Pollution in the indoor environment can come from dust particles, chemical pollutants, or from things like bacteria and mold. You can approach IAQ in multiple different ways, but air purifiers are by far the most effective way to breathe cleaner, fresher air in your home.
There is a specially engineered ionization technology that works to reduce the particulate count inside the home. It works to reduce particulate 2.5 microns and smaller. Inhalation of particulate pollutants, especially 2.5 microns (PM2.5) or smaller, has been linked to increased risk for a number of adverse health effects.
Long-term exposure to elevated levels of PM2.5 is associated with premature death in older adults with heart or lung diseases, and reduced lung growth in children. Bi-polar ionization creates a plasma region to help reduce the PM2.5 particulate count to provide healthier cleaner air inside the building.
There are now hundreds of air purification products on the market all claiming to protect your family, so which product is truly the best choice?
Common air purification technologies require ongoing maintenance with bulb/cell replacement every year or two. This technology uses a UV light to kill bacteria, mold, etc.; however, it does not fully kill these pathogens, nor does it treat actual particulate in the air stream. The constant bulb replacements and ongoing maintenance makes the cost and ownership of the product undesirable.
The best option economically, and quality wise, would be an ion generating purification system, like the iWave-R.
iWave air purifiers use needle-point bi-polar ionization to create equal amounts of positive and negative ions.
When these ions are injected into the air stream, they break down passing pollutants and gasses into harmless compounds like oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water vapor. When these ions come in contact with viruses, mold, or bacteria, they remove hydrogen molecules – without them, the pathogens have no source of energy and will die.
The ions also attach to allergens, pollen, and other particles causing them to band together and be caught by your ventilation system’s air filter or simply fall out of the air.
iWave air purifiers install in air conditioning and heating systems, producing no harmful byproducts (like ozone), and most models require no ongoing maintenance or replacement parts. With the iWave-R and iWave-M’s self-cleaning design, you can expect years of maintenance free performance.
Contact Key Heating & Air Conditioning today to learn more about iWave air purifiers and request a free estimate for installing one in your home.