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Healthy Home, Healthy Lungs: A Guide to Improving Indoor Air Quality

Do you find yourself coughing or sneezing more often while in your own home? You're not alone! With the widespread adoption of central air conditioning and heating systems in tropical climates like Melbourne, Palm Bay, Melbourne Beach, Satellite Beach, Viera, and Brevard County, Florida, many homes are now sealed tight to maintain comfort and lower utility bills. But this also means that the air inside our homes is being constantly recycled, providing a breeding ground for bacteria and other contaminants.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors, where indoor levels of pollutants can be 50-99% higher than outdoor levels. One reason for this is the lack of sunlight, which naturally purifies the air and destroys harmful pathogens. Without the sun's natural purification, indoor air quality can suffer.

There are several contributors to poor indoor air quality, including particulates like dirt, dust, and smoke; volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from household products and building materials; and bioaerosols like mold, bacteria, and viruses. To improve the air quality in your home, it's important to address these issues through filtration and purification.

Air filters can help trap larger particulates, but many are not effective at catching microscopic organisms and viruses. That's where purification comes in. Ultra-violet (UV) light is a powerful tool for killing and breaking down these harmful contaminants. UV light is used to purify drinking water, and it's also used in commercial buildings to improve air quality for employees. By installing a UV light in your home's air conditioning system, you can purify the air as it's being circulated.

At Quality Comfort Air Conditioning and Heating Inc., we understand the importance of healthy indoor air. That's why we offer a range of filtration and UV light options to improve the air quality in your home. Don't let poor indoor air quality affect your health and comfort. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help