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June 22, 2016

Homeowners in Dumas, Texas, should watch indoor air quality to ensure the health and comfort of their families. In the past, this was difficult to do without the help of a professional. However, new indoor air quality technologies for the home allow homeowners to maintain indoor air quality without outside help. Homeowners should use smart dehumidifiers, smart purifiers, and UV lamps to keep indoor air quality high.

Smart Dehumidifiers

Use a smart dehumidifier to control the air quality in your home. A dehumidifier will allow you to increase or decrease the amount of moisture in the air, which will impact allergen counts. You can use a smartphone app to change the settings of the dehumidifier, or you can set the dehumidifier so that it adjusts to its environment.

Most allergens thrive in high-moisture conditions, so you should reduce the moisture in your home. For example, mold and mildew grow rapidly in moist, warm areas. Keep humidity levels in your home at 40 percent.

Smart Purifiers

Smart purifiers are an air quality technology that allow direct control of the air quality in your home. Air passes through the purifier, which filters the allergens. Purifiers can remove dust mites, pollen, dirt, and other allergens from the air. Purifiers refilter air multiple times an hour for high indoor air quality. Just like the smart dehumidifier, the smart purifier can be controlled remotely with a smartphone app or set to adjust automatically to the environment. 

If your family members get sick often, you will be happy to know that purifiers can also remove dangerous bacteria from the air. In fact, some purifiers can kill or deactivate 99 percent of all pathogens in the air.

UV Lamps

Have a HVAC technician install UV lamps for your air conditioning unit. These UV lamps will eliminate all bacteria and spores on the cooling coil of the unit. Air passes through the cooling coil, so a pathogen-free coil translates to high indoor air quality. The UV lamps will not only help keep your family healthy, but they will also decrease debris accumulation on the cooling coils.

For more information about the new indoor air quality technologies like UV lamps made for home use, call 806-553-4698 to talk to one of our skilled and committed HVAC technicians here at Winkelman Heating and Air Conditioning.

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