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UV Air Purifier Against Cold and Flu Season

Monday, September 30th, 2019

There are many reasons to enjoy the fall and winter seasons, especially since Austin doesn’t have to suffer through the intense cold weather of many other parts of the country. But even in our milder weather, we can’t escape the effects of the cold and flu season. Flu shots and other medications are recommended to help people make it through the season in good health even as numerous germs and viruses float through the air.

But did you know you can make an addition to your home’s HVAC system that improves you and your family’s defense against seasonal illnesses? Installing a UV air purifier in Austin, TX is a strong defense against the cold and flu bugs of fall and winter—and it offers other benefits during the rest of the year.

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HVAC Services Can Upgrade Your System

Monday, February 12th, 2018

heating-upgrade-systemsWe’re in the middle of the coldest period of the year, but here in Texas, the weather never gets quite so cold as it does further north. That makes now a good opportunity to give your heating and air conditioning system a good look and determine whether it could benefit from any additions or upgrades. HVAC systems can be improved greatly by adding new components.

You don’t need to replace the whole system to put them in, and most technicians can ensure that the new components work seamlessly with your existing system. You can see the difference not only in added convenience and new ways to use your HVAC systems, but with considerable savings both in monthly bills and in reduced repair costs as well. We’ve provided a list below of some of the more popular upgrade options to give you an idea of what you can expect.

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Keep Your Home Clean with a MicroPure Air Filter

Monday, October 9th, 2017

indoor-air-qualityMost of us focus quite rightly on temperature control when it comes to home comfort: keeping our households cool in the heat of the summer and warm on those chilly winter nights. But that’s not the only thing we should factor in when it comes to a healthy and comfortable home. Indoor air quality plays a role as well: cutting down on germs, dust, and similar contaminants. If your home doesn’t quite feel the way it should, an air filter might be the best option for you.

There are a number of reliable products on the market that can meet your indoor air quality needs. We recommend MicroPure air purifiers in particular based on their reliability, their value for the money, and their innovative way of addressing a number of different IAQ issues in a home. And right now, we’re offering a special on indoor air quality consultation that can help determine what your specific needs may be.

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UV Purifiers Make for Cleaner Air

Monday, August 14th, 2017

UV-air-purifierSummers mean muggy air and lots of germs, with everything from mold spores to bacteria and germs floating around just waiting to make our lives miserable. Each unwelcome invader can enter a home extremely easily and remain trapped there for some time. We rarely open our doors and window during the hotter months, after all, which means that germs and mold spores can circulate throughout your home without any way to escape.

The best solution to such problems is a UV air purifier installed into the home’s HVAC system. It can help sterilize the air in the house and provides strong protection against germs and other biological contaminants. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works.

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Count on UV Air Purifiers in the Winter

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_894326_54591782Winter season is cold season, and your home here in Manor, TX may be more vulnerable to colds and flu viruses than you realize. No one likes dealing with illnesses, especially when the weather is cold, but what can you do about it? The answer is quite a bit. A UV air purifier installed in your heating and air conditioning system, can make a huge difference in the overall health of your family. Let’s break it down to show you how it all works.

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Use a UV Air Purifier for a Healthier Home

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Manor, TX gets hot and humid in the summer, which makes the perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria. They flourish in quite parts of your home, taking advantage of muggy conditions to multiple and spread. Biological contaminants can quickly spread illness through your home, as well as contributing to that stale, stagnant feeling that comes every summer. 

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Worried About Your Family’s Health? Install a UV Air Purifier

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Here in Round Rock, TX, spring and summer bring with them germs and pollen that can wreak havoc on sensitive family members. You can keep your home as clean as possible, and yet contaminants will still get in every time you open a door or a window. A healthy family is everyone’s concern, but it can be particularly daunting if you have an elderly family member, a new baby, or anyone with sensitive systems such as those suffering from asthma.

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Why Should I Consider a UV Air Purifier?

Monday, September 7th, 2015

UV air purifiers sound like something out of a science-fiction movie: using invisible light to kill germs as they attempt to invade your home. That’s no small consideration in Austin, TX, where high humidity levels create a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. UV air purifiers help improve your indoor air quality, as well as reducing the risk of illness and infection in your home. (This is of especial concern to households that have just brought home a new baby, or who may have asthmatic or elderly members living there.) They’re all strong benefits, but they don’t explain how UV air purifiers work, or why you should consider one for your home. We’ve included a brief outline below.

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What’s the Difference Between an Electronic Air Cleaner and a UV Air Purifier?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Indoor air quality is a serious concern, and while your heater or air conditioner can set your household temperature exactly the way you’d like it, the presence of dust and other contaminants can still make your home a less-than-pleasant place to be. Here in Austin, TX, you can adopt numerous means to combat low indoor air quality, including electronic air cleaners and UV air filters. Both perform the same basic task, but they do so in different ways and have slightly different effects. We’ve broken down the difference below to help you make an informed choice as to which one best meets your needs.

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Why You Should Consider Installing an Air Purifier in Your Home

Monday, March 9th, 2015

What would you say if I told you that right now, as you read this, you’re inhaling millions of microscopic airborne pollutants?

If you’re reading this from home, that’s probably the case. The air inside the average home is absolutely full of contaminants, from dust and dander to viruses and bacteria. Several of them are lung irritants, provoking allergy attacks and hay fever. Others, like viruses, can infect people and cause more serious illness. In order to combat these pollutants, it’s best to make use of an air purifier in your home. Let’s take a look at some of the air purifiers available on the market, and the pros and cons of each.

HEPA Filters

Filters are air purifiers that basically “strain” particulates out of the air, capturing them as the air flows through the device. They are largely passive in their operation, simply a fiber mesh stretched over a frame. Despite their simple natures, however, filters can be quite effective air purifiers. HEPA filters, for example, are so closely woven that they can capture individual virus and bacteria cells. They are so effective that they are often used in hospitals to maintain sterile environments. They can be installed as portable or whole house units.

Electronic Air Purifiers

Electronic air purifiers, also called ionization filters, are devices that utilize electromagnetism to capture contaminants. The device creates an electric field around itself during operation. When particles pass through this field, they contract a negative charge. The negatively charged particles are then attracted to positively charged metal plates in the purifier, and stick to them. The plates can then be removed, cleaned, and replaced.

UV Germicidal Lights

Germicidal lights are a bit different from other air purifiers, in that they don’t physically remove anything from the air. Instead, they bathe the area around themselves in ultraviolet light. This sterilizes or kills many of the germs commonly found in a home’s air supply, making your air safer to breathe. Germicidal lights are a great option for people who find themselves getting sick often.

If you’d like to know more about air purifiers, call Intelligent Air Services. We provide air purifier services throughout Austin, TX.

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