Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a major health concern in Barstow, California, where homes are sealed tight to prevent energy losses. Without sufficient ventilation, airtight homes can easily become polluted. Fortunately, air cleaners can get rid of toxic airborne particles and restore the health of your indoor space.

What Are Air Cleaners?

Whole-house air filtration systems clean indoor air using filters to trap contaminants that aggravate respiratory disorders and set off allergic reactions. These contaminants include pet dander, dust mites, pollen, dust, chemicals, and other particles.

What Are Some Common Symptoms of Indoor Air Pollution?

Toxic particles in the air can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Dizziness, headaches, nausea, fatigue, rashes, itchy skin, burning and watering eyes, nose and throat irritations, shortness of breath, sneezing, coughing and other symptoms can be mild or severe. Milder symptoms can quickly disappear when you step outside.

How Do Air Filtration Systems Work?

Filters are installed in your HVAC ductwork. They trap airborne particles as the air in your home is forced through the filters. The effectiveness of air filtration systems depends on the fineness of the filter. The denser the filter, the more particles that filter will trap.

How Effective Are Air Cleaning Systems?

HEPA filters are almost 100 percent effective at trapping airborne particles. Their effectiveness has been tested and approved by independent studies. A true HEPA filter must remove a minimum of 99.97 percent of airborne particles 0.3 microns or less from indoor air. You can install filters with less density that will still trap the most common allergens. Although those filters are not as effective as HEPA filters, they will still improve indoor air quality considerably.

At Clemmer Services Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer a variety of clean air products that can remove most indoor pollution from your Barstow, California, home. Visit us online to learn more, or call us directly at (760) 208-4930 if you have questions.