Spooky Facts and Solutions for Air Quality

October is synonymous with Halloween frights, but what might be scarier are the potential particles and pollutants lurking in your indoor air.  In recognition of National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month, the team at United Refrigeration, Heating and Air wants to help purify the air in your homes and businesses around Ocala, the Villages, and North Central Florida. 

3 Scary Truths About Indoor Air Pollution

1.) ALLERGENS, VIRUSES, AND BACTERIA: Indoor air pollution can have drastic effects on a person’s health. As scientifically brought to light with numerous COVID-19 studies, many types of viruses and airborne bacteria can linger in indoor air, in addition to allergens, particles, dust, debris, hair, and dander. A dirty filter subjects you to these dangers and contributes to HVAC system deterioration. A clean air filter with a high MERV ranking is your first line of defense.

2.) POLLUTANTS, SMOKE, AND CHEMICALS: If you smoke in your home, you could be spreading hundreds of different chemicals linked to asthma, cancer, and an array of respiratory issues.  Likewise, many household cleaners, paints, solvents, and pesticides can release deadly chemicals or gases into the air, which is why proper ventilation is critical when using certain products indoors. In addition to ventilation, always follow directions on product labels.

3.) MOLD AND MILDEW: In North Central Florida, our high humidity levels can promote the growth of mold and mildew in our homes and businesses.  Keeping humidity levels in your home below 50 percent, quickly repairing leaks, performing regular HVAC system maintenance checks, professional duct cleaning, and removing standing water are all essential for mitigating risks of mold or mildew affecting your health and damaging your property.

Breathe Easy with Fresh-Air Systems and Air Purifiers

In addition to helping you choose high-quality air filters, the Ocala-based experts at United can help you choose high-quality systems to purify the air in your Florida home or business.For example, United is a certified contractor for Global Plasma Solutions (GPS), a needlepoint ionization technology for superior air purification. Once installed, there is no maintenance and no replacement parts required for GPS. In addition to odor control, GPS provides filtration for airborne particles, controls allergens, and helps kill viruses, bacteria, and mold.

During 2020, United has also seen a surge in requests for REME HALO® Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifiers, which reduces odors, pollutants, particulates, microbials, and gases in indoor air.  The in-duct system purifies every cubic inch of air that your AC system reaches.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing demand for cleaner air quality, United’s fresh-air system installations are providing air-purifying solutions and helping homeowners and business owners breathe easier.

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 for an appointment. 

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.