Most everyone is stuck inside the house due to COVID-19. However, did you know that air pollution can also occur indoors? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollution is linked to headaches, dizziness and fatigue. The World Health Organization calls tiis phenomena “sick building syndrome”.
At Cooper Brothers, Inc., we can help you understand and fight indoor air pollution. We also carry and install a number of HVAC air quality products that are worth investing in.
Indoor Air Pollution
Common outside sources of indoor air pollution include wildfires, inversions and major roads and freeways. Inside your home, the common sources of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions include wood glue, which usually has formaldehyde. Poor building or home design can also cause pollutants to get trapped indoors. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is linked to poor cognitive function. It can lower productivity, cause indecisiveness, reduce alertness and harm your overall well-being.
Fighting Poor IAQ
Strengthening your immune system is especially important during this period. You need good lung health to be able to avoid or fight the virus. You need to make sure that your HVAC system is in good condition by investing in high-efficiency particulate air filters and molecular filters to help improve your IAQ. At Cooper Brothers, Inc., we work with Carrier® to provide superior air conditioner replacement and air purification solutions.
Two Carrier air purification systems we install are the Comfort™ EZ Flex Cabinet Air Filter and Infinity® Air Purifier. A Comfort™ EZ Flex Cabinet Air Filter can capture up to 65% of particles 1.0 to 3.0 microns in size. It can hold a significant amount of dust, meaning you don’t have to replace the filter as much. This product also features easy-to-replace deep-pleated filters.
If anyone in your home has allergies or is susceptible to airborne germs, the Infinity Air Purifier is for you. It has superior air infiltration efficiency and patented germicidal technology. This product is very effective at capturing and killing airborne pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. Also, you don’t have to clean the Infinity Air Purifier. All it requires is periodic media cartage replacement to stay efficient.