Command Comfort Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

What Can UV Lighting Do for My Home?

Monday, April 6th, 2015

UV lights, also known as UV germicidal lighting, are indoor air quality products that destroy and eradicate biological contaminants. UV lighting is unique from other IAQ products in that it specifically addresses biological contaminants, and removes these contaminants in a very different way than other air cleaners. Why consider UV lighting for your home in Cypress, CA? There are a number of reasons, as we’ll discuss below, but it’s important to remember that any upgrade to your HVAC system should always be handled by trained experts, like the ones at Command A/C.

How UV Lighting Works

UV lighting works by using UV-C rays to ruin the DNA of biological contaminants and also destroy their life-sustaining proteins. As such, UV lights don’t just destroy single contaminants; the lights also stop contaminants from reproducing, thereby eradicating them.

UV lights do not attract or draw contaminants to them as other indoor air quality products do. This is because UV lights are stationary, so to maximize their effect, they are placed in strategic locations, such as over the evaporator coils of your HVAC system and in ductwork. UV lights do not capture contaminants, and they won’t work on any contaminant that isn’t biological in nature. As such, it is often recommended that UV lights are paired with an electronic air cleaner or air filter to truly maximize your indoor air quality.

Benefits of UV Lights

The main benefit of UV lighting is how effectively they remove biological contaminants from your home’s air, but they have other benefits worth considering:

  • Helps with energy efficiency – UV lights prevent the growth of mold and mildew, which, when allowed to grow on your HVAC system’s coils, can affect the operation of your system.
  • Flexible placement – while the suggested areas for placement are over coils and in ductwork, UV lighting can be placed just about anywhere your system needs them.
  • Eliminates odors – UV lights help eliminate odors from your home, leaving the air smelling fresh.

UV lights offer a simple, integrated way to eliminate biological contaminants from your home, and the experts at Command A/C are here to help you with installation – call us today!

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Maintaining High Indoor Air Quality this Summer

Monday, August 5th, 2013

It is tempting, once the heat of summer really sets in, to seal up your home as tightly as possible and crank your air conditioning system up to high. In doing so, though, you risk reducing the quality of the air that your breathe in your home. At Command A/C we understand that the quality of the air that you breathe has just as big an impact on your comfort as the maintenance of comfortable temperatures. That is why the Cypress, CA indoor air quality specialists on our team have put together some tips for you to help maintain high indoor air quality this summer.

Living in California during the summer months means that you will be operating your air conditioning system pretty frequently. If you depend on a ducted, forced air distribution system to circulate cooled air throughout your home then you need to know that your air ducts are in good condition. Heat naturally moves to cooler areas, and when your air ducts are full of cooled air warmer air, and the pollutants therein, can make its way in through tears and leaks.

By scheduling professional duct sealing service in Cypress, CA with Command A/C you can increase energy efficiency while also increasing indoor air quality. We will make sure that your ducts are properly sealed to keep pollutants out. You want your air ducts circulating cool, comfortable air, not airborne pollutants.

Also, remember that ventilation is an important player in maintaining high indoor air quality. It is understandable that you want to cool your home efficiently, but do not keep your windows sealed up all season long. Doing so will result in stale, low quality air. Once the sun goes down shut off your AC for a few hours. Let the cool night air in and, if you have them, use your ceiling fans to circulate fresh air throughout your home. When the sun comes back up and begins to heat things up again, close your windows and pull your blinds to trap the cool air inside.

For more tips on enjoying high indoor air quality in Cypress, CA during the summer months, call Command A/C. We are happy to help you live more comfortably. Contact us today to schedule service.

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013

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