How Phenomenal Aire Products Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Everyone has heard the saying, “I need a breath of fresh air,” and many people associate places like the seashore and the mountains with clean air, relaxation, and good health. Why is that?
Fresh outdoor air is typically filled with thousands of natural ions per cubic centimeter. These amazing ions work to purify and clean the air, making it healthier and easier to breathe. Our professionals at Quality Heating & Cooling work to bring that same level of purity to your indoor air with Phenomenal Aire.
Low Ion Levels in Indoor Air
Unfortunately, most people rarely get to experience this extremely fresh air, usually during brief expeditions outside or on the occasional vacation. Most people here in Idaho spend up to 90 percent or more of their day indoors, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA states indoor air quality can be several times more polluted than outdoor air.
Buildings with natural ventilation may find ion levels are lower than 500 ions per cubic centimeter, while facilities with ducted air conditioning systems have numbers that can drop below 100 ions per cubic centimeter. The result is lower indoor air quality, which can lead to fatigue, respiratory problems, and chronic discomfort or illness.
High Levels of Particulates Trapped Inside
Indoor air quality is affected by a host of particulates that can become trapped inside a building or facility and build up over time. Normal particulates such as dust, dirt, pollen, and mold are common and often the cause of allergic and asthmatic reactions in millions of people each day.
Add to that bacteria, virus, pet dander, smoke, and chemicals released from every household cleaner or product, and you end up with poor indoor air quality that can have long-term health implications.
Here in the Boise area, we have added pollutants from wildfires occurring in neighboring areas. Wildfires can emit thousands of tons of carbon monoxide an hour, according to the National Science Foundation’s WE-CAN study, based in in Boise. In addition to this dangerous chemical in our pollution, these wildfires release other particles that impact our lungs, leading to pulmonary diseases.
If you have chronic respiratory issues, like asthma or allergies, you can be especially affected. Again, as much as we think our indoor air is fine to breathe, these pollutants get into our homes and contaminate our indoor air quality. When wildfire season is upon us, we need to take extra precautions to clean the air we breathe in our homes.
All-in-One Cold Plasma Generators
Quality Heating & Cooling offers cold plasma generator technology, which can mimic the creation of natural ions indoors. The Phenomenal Aire Cold Plasma Generators (CPGs) generate an electric field filled with highly charged ions. This plasma field acts like a natural scrubbing agent for the surrounding air.
The highly charged ions surround particulates like dust, mold, pollen, bacteria, virus, and harmful pathogens and break down their molecular structures. Ions take the needed hydrogen molecules from pathogens and airborne viruses to destroy them and convert odors into atmospheric gases. Some other particles are brought together to form larger clumps, making them easier to capture with an air filtration system.
The Phenomenal Aire plasma field resides within an air handler’s ductwork, producing no harmful byproducts and generating no detectable ozone. However, this technology is effective attacking a wide range of natural pollutants and particulates using the same types of ions found in clean, outdoor air.
Contact Us to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Today
If you’re interested in learning more about this technology, indoor air quality, or other HVAC issues, call Quality Heating & Cooling in Boise, ID. Our professional team would be happy to provide information or answer any questions you may have. Call at 208-377-3555 or request service online.