Two things that have been on our mind a lot the last few months are babies and air purifiers. We’ve recently had two babies added to the Kilowatt family, and that’s made us think a lot more about the importance of air purifiers in homes. When you consider that EPA studies have shown that the air inside home’s is often 4 to 5 times worse than that outdoors, you can see why so many people recommend using air purifiers in babies’ rooms, even if the baby shows no symptoms of allergy or asthma problems.
Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AccuClean’
Are you concerned about the air quality in your home?
Most Los Angeles homeowners think that their existing heating and cooling system is cleaning the air of these pollutants and allergens. The typical 1-inch throwaway filter that comes with most heating and air conditioning systems is designed only to prevent large particles from damaging the equipment. It is not there to make the air cleaner for YOU and your family.
You see, the average person takes 20,000 breaths per day of air that can contain particles and allergens. For children this number doubles, making them especially sensitive to air quality problems. Today’s homes are better insulated and more tightly sealed. This is great from an energy standpoint, but it also means that humidity, dust and indoor air pollutants are being sealed inside your home. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 50 percent of all illnesses are either caused or aggravated by poor indoor air quality.
In one year, more than 40 pounds of dirt and dust can accumulate in a typical Los Angeles home. With American Standard’s AccuClean, the majority (99.8%) of irritating particles like dust, pollen, pet hair and dander, lint, cooking smoke and even bacteria are removed from the air as it is heated or cooled.
AccuClean is eight times more effective than even the best HEPA room appliance and 100 times more effective than a standard filter or ionic-type room appliance. There is nothing on the market that cleans indoor air better. In fact when AccuClean was being tested, the independent testing facility thought the testing equipment was broken because the readings came back with a zero particulate count three times!
American Standard AccuClean filters the air in a three-step process:
- The air in your home circulates through your heating and cooling system, carrying millions of airborne particles through the ductwork. As the air goes through the pre-filter, it traps the majority of the large particles.
- Then, the air is passed through many small electrical fields, where each particle receives an electric charge.
- Then, the charged particles are sent through a filter that traps particles down to 0.3 microns in size. This is the size at which allergens can get deep into your lungs because they aren’t being filtered by your nose and throat.
American Standard AccuClean is eight times more effective than even the best HEPA room appliance and 100 times more effective than a standard 1” throwaway filter or ionic-type room appliance.
Find out more about how to create a clean and comfortable home environment for your family by scheduling an appointment with Kilowatt Air Conditioning & Heating in Sherman Oaks and surrounding areas either on the web or by calling us at 818-780-0701. We will do a Complimentary In-Home Consultation.
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