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Bye Bye Mold! How Air Purifiers Can Help With Mold

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Your St. Louis Heating and Cooling Experts Can Keep Your Home’s Air Clean, Too!

After living through nearly two years of a pandemic, St. Louis residents are more aware than ever of the quality of the air they breathe, especially when they’re indoors.

It’s not enough to have a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter or to run a small, standalone air purifier you bought at a big box retailer. The most effective way of ensuring the air you breathe is pure is to purchase and have Meyer Heating and Air install a whole-home air purifier made by Sanuvox.

Whole-home air purifiers not only kill bacteria and viruses in the air, but they also defeat mold spores that make you sick and infest your home.

Signs You Have Mold in Your Home

If you suspect you have a mold problem in your home, search high and low to find it. There are a few common signs of mold growth in your home.

  • Your home has a musty smell.
  • Your home tends to be dark and may harbor moisture.
  • You’ve noticed splotchy marks on walls, trim, and other surfaces of your home; that surface may warp, peel, or crack.
  • Bleach lightens the splotchy marks, or removes them.
  • The splotches continue to grow and expand.
  • You or your family are experiencing runny or stuffy noses, a dry cough, or red eyes.

How Whole-Home Purifiers Integrate with Your St. Louis Air Conditioning and Heating System

Meyer Heating and Air recommend Sanuvox air purification systems. The Sanuvair S300 uses HEPA filtration, UV air purification, and odor reduction, and ties directly into the ductwork of your home’s forced-air HVAC system, or via its own piping.

Our technician will examine your ducts and existing heating and cooling system to determine the best way to install this Sanuvox air-cleaning rockstar, and will provide a detailed estimate for the cost of the unit, plus parts and labor for the installation process.

In general, you do not need any particular type of system for use with a Sanuvox system.

How the Air Purifier Removes Mold in Your Home’s Air

Sanuvox systems have been shown to kill nearly 100 percent of germs and other harmful particles in the air because of a multi-step process that relies heavily on UV light.

First, the system pulls mold-contaminated air from your home into its UV lamp. The lamp destroys even the smallest of biological contaminants.

The air then exits the UV lamp area and enters the reflector chamber. Here, UV energy is directed through the air to remove any contaminants the lamp might have missed.

This completes the sanitization process, and the air is now ready for recirculation and is free of mold, viruses, bacteria, and even odors.

Remove the Source of the Mold in Your Home, Too

A whole-home air purifier from Sanuvox does an incredible job of keeping the air clean. But if your home tends to grow powerful mold, you’ll need to remedy its source as you purify the air.

For example, if you have a moisture problem that causes mold growth, your Sanuvox system can help prevent you from getting sick from breathing it in. But it won’t cure your mold problem. You will need to hire a mold-mitigation specialist to take care of it for you, especially if its a dangerous form, like black mold.

More HVAC Tips for Homeowners Looking for Cleaner Air

In addition to using a Sanuvox purifier in your home, be sure you are changing the air filter in your heating and cooling system once per month.

Your HVAC air filter removes larger dust particles and germs from the air before they reach the blower on your furnace. If your system uses a reusable filter, you’ll need to thoroughly clean it.

Your air filters come in a range of MERV values, with the most common ones used in residential applications rated from 5 to 8. A MERV 6 filter is capable of catching a variety of mold spores. Consider upgrading to a filter with a MERV rating of 9 to 12 to capture smaller fungal spores. Be sure to check that your air handler is capable of functioning with it.

Commit to Healthier Living with Clean Air

Meyer Heating and Air does so much more than provide St. Louis air conditioner maintenance. We’re also trained to install whole-home air purifiers and have other options for keeping your home’s air clean.

If you want to minimize mold spores in the air in your home and to protect your family, call us at 314-279-0933 to make an appointment for a consultation.

Our technician will talk to you about the installation timeline and process, how the system functions, and the cost of the equipment, so you have all the information you need to make one of the most important decisions about your home.

Why wait until you’re sick from mold in your home? Contact us to take action now.

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