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With the COVID-19 pandemic striking during flu season and peak spring allergy season, many homeowners in Huntsville, TX, are wondering how they can prevent airborne germs from causing sicknesses in their homes. Indoor air quality products are a long-standing solution for sterilizing and filtering indoor air. Here are three ways that using reliable indoor air quality products, installed by our HVAC technicians at Beckham and Jones Heating & Air Conditioning, can help keep you and your family healthy.

1. Inactivation of Viruses and Bacteria

Air purifiers that use UV-C irradiation inactivate viruses and bacteria. Their UV-C energy beams kill all types of viruses, bacteria, mold, and parasites within 10 seconds. They do not require or generate ozone, so there is no risk of off-gassing. These types of air purifiers are typically whole-house air purification units that work with your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.

2. Filtration

Filtration is another way that indoor air quality products lower your risk of illnesses. Air purifiers offer high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) or activated carbon filters. These filters capture particles that are as small as 0.3 microns in size, which is about the size of a large virus. Your HVAC system’s air filter also captures pollen, dust, pet dander, mold spores, and some large bacteria. HVAC filters need to be changed every 30 to 90 days.

3. Sterilization

Ozone air purification systems generate ozone, which binds onto the cell walls or protein envelopes of mold, bacteria, and viruses. As the ozone molecule breaks apart, it destroys the germ. The ozone then reforms into oxygen. These systems also do an excellent job of removing odors and smoke. They require professional installation and maintenance.

At Beckham and Jones Heating & Air Conditioning, we help with indoor air quality and also offer residential and commercial heating and air conditioning maintenance, repairs and installation services. We’re ready to help you choose a new home comfort system or set you up with one of our maintenance agreements. Call us today for more information about indoor air quality products and how to use them for a healthier Huntsville, TX, home.

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