It’s fall. The leaves are dropping and the sneezing and coughing is in full swing. Why are we all getting sick and feeling miserable? Well, our kids come in contact with lots of nasty little germs at school that make them ill and then the virus spreads through the entire family. Also, fall is a season that has a bountiful supply of outdoor allergens, particularly mold, which is the common cause of fall allergies here in the Carolinas. You were probably aware of this, but did you know that the air inside your home can actually be 5 times more polluted than the air outside? Well it’s true and even with meticulous house cleaning, indoor air is filled with tons of airborne particulates and breathing in these pollutants can make you sick.

Indoor Air Pollution

If you are someone who suffers from allergies or asthma, indoor air pollution is an even more serious issue. Some of the common pollutants inside your home are: pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, smoke, bacteria, germs, viruses and VOC’s from household cleaners, paints, carpet fumes, and more. Because today’s homes are built with energy efficiency in mind, they are constructed to be air tight. This helps keep your energy costs down but this sealed environment creates air that is a toxic stew.

People have become much more aware of the effects that chemicals and organic as well as inorganic compounds have on our health. Because of this, the HVAC industry has made a conscious effort to provide products that are proven to clean up and improve the quality of the air in our living environment. Horne Heating and Air Conditioning offers several effective whole home solutions for cleaning indoor air and creating a healthy and germ-free home. Below are two such products that are designed and proven to keep your family healthier during allergy season and all year long!

Air Knight Purifier

This revolutionary product actually creates air scrubbing molecules to clean the air. Whenever your HVAC system is turned on, these molecules spread throughout your home sterilizing every square inch of air and all of the surfaces inside your home too like the countertops in your kitchen and bathroom. The Air Knight is so effective that lab results indicate it will destroy 98% of the particles of a sneeze before they can travel 3 feet.

Media Air Cleaners

Horne offers two different Media Air Cleaners, the 16 MERV and the 10 MERV. The 16 MERV delivers hospital level air filtration. It will remove viruses, pollen pet dander, dust, dust mites, bacteria, and mold. The 10 MERV Media Cleaner removes 85% of allergy-aggravating particles down to a 0.3 micron size. This increased filtration makes the air inside of your home feel noticeably lighter and greatly lessens the accumulation of dust on surfaces. In fact, in my own home, I have both the Air Knight and a Media Air Cleaner. When I had these products installed the difference in the way the air felt was immediately noticeable but what I particularly liked was the fresh, clean smell inside my home.

If you are interested in learning more about these whole home air solutions and other products Horne offers, give us a call today at (704) 448-2804 or visit www.hornehvac.com