When we think about air pollution, we generally think of factories and power plants spewing smoke and waste into the sky. The reality is much more insidious. EPA studies have shown that indoor levels of pollutants are up to five times higher than outdoor levels, and they’re not talking about industrial areas. They’re talking about homes and businesses’ indoor air pollution.
On average, Americans spend over 80 percent of their time indoors, and the majority of that indoor time is at home. That means the quality of air in your home can have a huge impact on your health and quality of life, especially if you or someone in your family has asthma or another respiratory illness. If you have young children or elderly family members in your home, it’s especially important to make sure your indoor air is clean.
That’s where air purifiers come in. At Hurley & David, we’ve been helping Hampden County families breathe easier thanks to air purifiers for over five decades. We understand a broad range of indoor air quality solutions that can suit any home, and as members of the Clean Indoor Air Alliance, we have the expertise needed to apply those solutions safely and effectively. Our technicians will use a high-resolution infrared camera to look into the darkest places in your home, such as ducts and the interior of your furnace. Installation an air purifier is usually the most straightforward way to deal with polluted indoor air.
What does an air purifier do?
How does an air purifier work exactly? Air purifiers are portable devices able to pull in pollutants, dust, and other unwanted particles from the air thanks to a fan and filtering system. Purified air is then circulated back, slowly but continuously purifying the air of the room.
Before we can recommend the right air purification solutions for your home, we’ll need to understand exactly what is causing your IAQ issues. Our technicians will use a high-resolution infrared camera to look into the darkest places in your home, such as ducts and the interior of your furnace. This indoor air quality testing process helps us target the source of the problem, whether it’s pests, second-hand smoke, clogged ducts or something else entirely. Next, we’ll perform a source removal with a high-efficiency particulate air duct machine or an air purifier.
Finding a Long-Term Solution
Once your home has been cleaned out, it’s ready for a long-term air purification system that will keep your indoor air clean. Remember, most air purification systems only target particles, but toxic chemicals and microbes are at least as dangerous. Our professionally designed and installed systems can remove every source of IAQ issues, and the upshot for you is cleaner air for many years to come.
At Hurley & David, we’ve been taking care of our friends and neighbors in the Springfield area for over 50 years, and we know how important it is for you to breathe easily. If you’re ready to take the next step toward improving the quality of air in your home and want to install an air purifier, give us a call at (413) 200-4203 to ask about a new air purification system.