Indoor Air Quality
We offer a wide range of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) purification technologies and solutions to address almost any airborne problem, condition or application. From high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters to germicidal ultraviolet (UV) lights, we can make the air in your home or office as clean as possible.
Indoor Air Quality
According to the EPA, indoor air is often five times more polluted than outdoor air. This can cause odors, toxic chemical vapors, as well as mold, bacteria, viruses, and allergens. Because they all pass through your central air conditioning system a whole-house air purifier is a practical and cost-effective solution. There are two proven ways to improve indoor air quality; Air Filtration and Ultraviolet Lights.
Clean Air in the Workplace
The use of UV-C lights and high-quality air filtration systems reduce energy robbing mold growth and improved indoor air quality which saves 5-8% on AC bill and reduces worker sick days.
Take control of your indoor air quality by reducing pollutants that can contribute to foul odors, headache, lung irritation and fatigue as well as more long-term conditions such as asthma, allergies and infectious diseases. 50% of all major office buildings have contaminated heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC). If not properly maintained, they can encourage and allow for the growth of molds and bacteria.
50% of all major office buildings have contaminated heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC). If not properly maintained, they can encourage and allow for the growth of molds and bacteria.
We offer germicidal ultraviolet light products designed to help reduce energy usage and system maintenance, and increase equipment service life. We can adapt these products to systems such as heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, ice machines, and grease hoods.
Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
It does seem counterintuitive that we would sell both products, but every application requires a different solution. Some spaces are dry, and need humidification to make them more comfortable and healthy, while others are too damp, and require the use of a dehumidifier to bring the moisture content of the air to a desired level.
Dusty, dirty homes at any temperature can mean discomfort. The air in today’s tightly-sealed, well-insulated homes can become stale as the same indoor air is circulated and re-circulated. An Air Exchanger or Ventilator exhausts stale indoor air and brings in fresh, preconditioned, outdoor air. The use of an air exchanger or ventilator decreases the level of odors, chemical vapors and naturally occurring gases that become trapped in tightly sealed homes.
Many of the air purification units we offer don’t need the pollutants to travel through the ductwork to be neutralized. Instead, every time your fan blows air, it carries the purifying power of Nature’s “Friendly Oxidizers” out into the conditioned space where the “Friendly Oxidizers” begin to attack Bacteria, Virus and Mold Spores at the source and reduce odors in your home.
Additionally, many of our air purification products have the ability to kill bacteria and viruses on surfaces and in the air. These systems are used by some of America’s largest restaurant chains, hotel chains, theme parks, cruise lines, public schools and hospitals.
Air Cleaners and Filters
Everyone wants to be healthy. We exercise and watch what we eat. But what about the air in our homes? Is it healthy? Probably not. Dust, dirt, pollen, mold spores, etc., make untreated indoor air up to 100 times worse than outdoor air. And since we spend 90% of our time indoors, it is important to have an air cleaner which cleans air effectively by removing bacteria, pollen, animal dander and pollutants as small as 0.01 microns.
Although we usually can’t see them, air pollutants are all around us, already inside our homes, and waiting to come in from outside. From our yards to our kitchens, dangerous air pollutants threaten our home health and air quality. Plus, each season brings its own dangers, from mold in the fall and winter to pollens and high humidity in the spring and summer.
Proper air filtration through air cleaners and filters is necessary to reduce pollutants.
Understanding the Enemy to Clean Air
Improving the air quality in your home or office involves eliminating or reducing three types of indoor air pollutants - Particulates, Microbials and Gases. Below, we describe each and how they affect indoor air quality:
Particulates are tiny particles suspended in the air. Common particulates include residential pollen, dust mites, dust, smoke and dander (skin flakes). Particulate diameters are measured in microns and range from .001 to 1,000 microns. These dimensions represent the continuum from a few molecules up to the size where particles can no longer be airborne.
These are bacteria, germs, viruses, fungi, spores and mold. Although bacteria are small in size and usually microscopic, they have an amazing ability to do damage to all living organisms including humans. Many everyday illnesses are caused by viruses, such as the common cold or the flu. Mold can be a dangerous allergen, cause infections, and destroy property requiring extensive repair and rebuilding.
Indoor odors may be the result of things like pets, cooking and garbage and typically exist in every home and office. Gases, such as benzene, formaldehyde, chloroform, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, etc., are released from furniture, cabinets, carpets, cleaning chemicals, insulation, insect sprays, hair sprays, etc. Manufactures use chemicals to make these products, and they off-gas, or evaporate, these chemicals into the air in your home.
Each of these air pollutants requires a specific treatment process for proper removal. There are two proven ways to improve indoor air quality; Air Filtration and Ultraviolet Lights. Acme offers a variety of products that are proactive in their ability to kill germs and reduce odors in the conditioned space.
Poor Indoor Air Quality Can Threaten Your Health
Most people spend over 90% of their time indoors. Sometimes, the quality of the air they are breathing may be more polluted than the air outside. The Environmental Protection Agency has reported that indoor air pollution levels can be 100 times higher than the air outdoors.
Breathing contaminated air puts the health of you and your family at risk. In fact, the American College of Allergist says that 50% of illnesses are caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air.
Testing has shown a 99% reduction of H1N1 virus on stainless steel surfaces, a 98% reduction of MRSA, a 99% reduction of Norwalk Virus, a 97% reduction of Mold Spores and even a 99+% reduction of SARS and Avian Flu.
So, take control of your indoor air quality by reducing pollutants that can contribute to headache, lung irritation and fatigue as well as more long-term conditions such as asthma, allergies and infectious diseases.
Sick Building Syndrome
We offer many systems that are designed to eliminate sick building syndrome risks in residential and commercial spaces by reducing mold, bacteria and viruses as well as unpleasant odors, air pollutants, and volatile organic compounds, sometimes referred to as VOCs.
We will evaluate your current air conditioning system to make sure it’s not the culprit and explain your options. Often, we can engineer and retrofit solutions to your existing system to give your home or office a cleaner, healthier environment.
Indoor Air Quality Facts
- People spend 75-90% of their time indoors.
- Exposure to airborne contamination is considerable.
- 50% of all major office buildings have contaminated heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC). If not properly maintained, they are a hotbed for growth of molds and bacteria.
- Each person inhales over 3,500 gallons of air each day. Children inhale more particles for their size then adolescents or adults.
- Polluted air causes 94% of all respiratory problems.
- More than 31 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma; about 1/3 are children under 18.
- About 40,000 dust mites, a common household allergen, can live in one ounce of dust.
- An estimated 10-15% of the entire population may be allergic to cat or dog dander.
- A person sheds up to 700,000 skin flakes per day.