HVAC and Indoor Air Quality


A commonly held belief with HVAC (heating ventilation air conditioning) systems is that the filters you change regularly on your Central Heat and Air unit are there to protect you from breathing polluted air.

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Not so.

The most common filters do not do anything to protect or ensure better indoor air quality, but are there rather to protect the components of the machinery.

A popular survey conducted by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) even shows that as much as 45% of commercial buildings that use air handlers were using the wrong filters, or the wrong sized filters. With statistics like this it’s not surprising that Indoor Air Pollution has risen so significantly as a national health threat. also see: epa aiq

As many as two out of three indoor air quality problems involve the HVAC system in our homes, schools, and business.
The same AC and Heating system that distributes cool and warm air throughout a building can also distribute indoor air pollutants like mold and bacteria throughout a building.

Bacteria and Mold species can get into a building through the air intake system and find their way into the air handler, where they can grow in damp or wet places, such as cooling coils, humidifiers, condensation drip pans, and filters, and then serve as a continued source of contamination throughout the building. The air handler can also take pollution from one portion of the building and redistribute it to other areas the building.

Poorly configured and poorly maintained Central Air and Heat systems compounded with the sheer numbers of Commercial buildings and homes brings the threat of Indoor Air Pollution Sickness to an All Time High.

Poor Indoor Air Quality has been proven to be at the source or the trigger to many illnesses including allergies, asthma, immune system deficiencies, legionelosis, pontiac fever, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis, aspergillosis, and influenza.

Air Oasis Air Sanitizers can Help Protect Your Family, Your Students, or Your Staff from the
Risks associated With Indoor Air Pollution Spread Through Your Central Heat and Air Units.

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Mold Air Purifier

If You Are A Person that Suffers from Allergies Due to Exposure to Mold in your Environment,

You know first hand the kinmold air purifierd of havoc mold spores can have on your health. When you have a mold allergy, your immune system overcompensates and can cause a whole host of triggers such as coughing, itchy eyes, hives, making you all around miserable. Breathing in mold spores can also be a trigger for a asthma attack.

Reduce the amount of spores in the air you breathe and you will reduce the amount of symptoms that you are experiencing related to the mold in your air.

Some Mold is easy to identify and remedy.
Mold grows where there is moisture in the atmosphere. Leaking pipes are among the more common areas that create mold in your home or office. If you find that is the case, have the leaks fixed and clean the mold and ensure the area remains completely dry afterwards.

The truth is that many mold related problems are much harder to identify and near impossible to remedy. Homes and businesses equipped with HVAC (central heat and air units) can often times have a major mold spore epidemic happening right in their own space. Dark, Moist places provide the perfect breeding ground for mold and bacteria. Because of an atmosphere of moisture inside the HVAC housing caused by condensation related to the cooling coils and seldom emptied drip pans, the Heating and Air apparatus can actually be the cause and the delivery system for a mass of mold spores traveling through out the air in your home or office. Each and every time the unit kicks on it distributes the contamination through your home or business.

Air Oasis Mold Air purifiers use proven technology to reduce indoor air pollution related to mold and bacteria up to 99%. If your home has central heat and air, placing an Induct Purifier in the vent work will help control the  pollutants entering the room through the heating and air system. If your heat and air comes from a different source then stand alone units like the Air Oasis 3000 G3 will work well to significantly lower the spore count in your breathing space.

Mold Reduction Charts:

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Reductions of mold, bacteria and fungus after 24, 48 and 72 hours using the AO3000 Xtreme. Tests were conducted at variable distances from the air purifier.

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