How Air Systems Help Promote Healthy Homes

Indoor Air Quality

In honor of National Healthy Homes Month, our team at United Refrigeration, Heating and Air is highlighting how air systems and purifiers can help promote healthier homes for Floridians.

Allergens, dander, smoke, household chemicals, mold, bacteria, and even dreaded viruses like COVID-19 can linger in the air. These hazards can cause serious illness, aggravate asthma, and inflame allergy symptoms.  North Central Florida homeowners, however, can improve air quality and protect their respiratory health with solutions from United’s experts.

4 Florida Homeowner Tips for A/C and Air Purifiers
For air purification and A/C system optimization, consider these four tips to support continual, clean, and cool airflow throughout your Florida homes.      

  1. Air-Purification Systems and Technologies: Homeowners across Ocala and The Villages are enjoying healthier homes with the help of leading-edge, air-purifying technologies. There are cost-effective options for installing an air-purification system to clean and purify the indoor air you to breath. For example, Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) is a no-maintenance air-purifying solution with needlepoint ionization to break down gases, control odors, filter particles, as well as kill mold, bacteria, and viruses. 
  • Duct Cleaning and In-Duct Air Purifiers: Duct-cleaning services can help promote healthier spaces, but you can do more through your ducts.  United is a certified contractor for the leading in-duct air purifiers. REME HALO® Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifiers can reduce odors, pollutants, particulates, microbials, and gases in indoor air.  The system is powerful enough to purify all the air circulated by your A/C system. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this has become a popular upgrade.
  • High-Quality Filter Changes: Be sure to change your filters every month or more frequently depending on usage and guidelines.  A clean filter will extend the life of your A/C system, while also helping to reduce pollutants like dust, debris, dander, and other allergens. Choosing HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters and quality filter brands with a high MERV ranking (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) will go a long way in trapping allergens. Ask United’s experts which filter is best for you and your family home.
  • Preventative A/C System Maintenance: Schedule preventive A/C maintenance check-ups with United’s experts to keep your systems up and running.  A properly functioning system will do more than cool the air.  Your A/C will also enhance your physical comfort by helping to control proper humidity levels in your home. With your health and safety in mind, United’s technicians remain on-call to complete your A/C system evaluations, maintenance, repairs, and new installations. 

United’s trained professionals will inspect and maintain your systems, while also abiding by guidelines, policies, and safety procedures. For over 30 years, residential and commercial customers have trusted and relied on United for all their refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning needs. Call us today at 352-629-1187.

How to Keep Your Indoor Air Clean and Purified

May is recognized by the American Lung Association as Clean Air Month. There is no better time than now to acknowledge the health benefits of clean air in your homes and businesses. 

As the world continues to battle a pandemic, many people are diligently cleaning and sanitizing their homes and businesses to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), a highly contagious disease transmitted through respiratory droplets.  This virus along with allergens and debris can travel through the air, which is why United Refrigeration, Heating and Air wants to help customers around Central Florida understand ways to clean and purify your indoor air.

Common Culprits and Indoor Air Pollution
Indoor air pollution can threaten the health of people of all ages around Ocala, The Villages, and across the nation. In addition to deadly viruses and bacteria, there may be many other dangers lurking in your indoor air.  The most common culprits are smoke, pesticides, and chemicals.  Experts suggest avoiding smoking indoors and limiting use of pesticides and strong chemicals.

During this era of stringent cleaning and disinfecting measures recommended by the CDC, it is quite common to be using household cleaners, solvents, and chemicals in our homes and businesses. While cleaning solutions are hard to avoid right now, it is important to always provide proper ventilation when cleaning, and always check the label to ensure you are not inappropriately mixing dangerous chemicals. 

HVAC System Solutions for Indoor Air
Poor circulation of indoor air particularly worsens health conditions like allergies or asthma.  A simple way to start improving indoor air is by properly maintaining your HVAC system.

Most simply, you can drastically limit pollutants like dust, debris, dander, and other allergens by changing your HVAC filters every month and scheduling preventive HVAC maintenance check-ups with United’s professionals. We specialize in ensuring your systems are running clean. 

Notably, it’s also important to keep indoor humidity at optimal levels. An efficient HVAC system can help maintain proper humidity levels, while also filtering allergens from the air you breathe.

Air Purification Systems for Your Home or Business
For the ultimate air purification solution, homes and businesses are choosing to install Global Plasma Solutions (GPS), which is a needlepoint bi-polar ionization cold plasma technology.  United’s experts recommend GPS as a no-maintenance air purifying solution for homeowners and businessowners wanting to improve their indoor air quality.

We are proud installers of REME HALO® Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier. If you are interested in more information please contact us.

Once installed, the clean-air system’s needlepoint ionization breaks down gases (nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor) to provide odor control. Most importantly, GPS also provides filtration for airborne particles, controls allergens, and helps kill mold, bacteria, and viruses.

United’s experts are available to provide more information about HVAC system efficiency and air purification solutions at your Florida home or business. Call United Refrigeration, Heating and Air today at 352-629-1187 today.