At Parsons Air Conditioning and Refrigeration we take indoor air quality concerns seriously and offer several solutions to the problem. All of us face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day-to-day lives. Driving in cars, flying in planes, engaging in recreational activities, and being exposed to environmental pollutants all pose varying degrees of risk. Some risks are simply unavoidable. Some we choose to accept because to do otherwise would restrict our ability to lead our lives the way we want. And some are risks we might decide to avoid if we had the opportunity to make informed choices. Indoor air pollution is one risk that you can do something about.
In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors. In addition, people who may be exposed to indoor air pollutants for the longest periods of time are often those most susceptible to the effects of indoor air pollution. Such groups include the young, the elderly, and the chronically ill, especially those suffering from respiratory or cardiovascular disease.
Cleaner Air for Healthier Living
Damp and dark HVAC systems are the perfect breeding ground for mold and bacteria. Each time the HVAC system runs, these contaminants and airborne pathogens are circulated throughout the entire building. Research has shown that building occupants exposed to such contaminants can develop health issues including sinus congestion, headaches, allergies, asthma, upper respiratory ailments, colds and flu. According to the World Health Organization, health problems caused by airborne contaminants account for a substantial portion of absences from school and work and can lead to lower productivity. Altru-V products from UVDI continuously destroy contaminants in the HVAC system, protecting building occupants and improving quality of life.
Commercial Properties can Lower Energy Consumption Significantly
Commercial buildings running older commercial air handlers typically lose about half of their efficiency over time, causing a reduction in the units efficiency rating, even with regular maintenance. Cleaning can only go so far into your evaporator coils and after that usually results in the packing of microbiological growth deeper into the cooling fins. Ultra Violet sanitation will eventually kill off and clean the coils to to the point that the UV light will shine right through your coils restoring the units efficiency. You can expect significant electricity savings as well as improved air quality when you have Parsons Air Conditioning install a UV system in your commercial building (typically 10 to 15 % savings on an existing system). By using Altru-V UV you will increase your air conditioners system capacity, improve air flow and return your air conditioning system to like new condition. For newer systems this will avoid the loss in your units efficiency over time, saving money by maintaining the units original efficiency rating.