3 Accessories for Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

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If the air quality in your Lubbock, Texas, home is low, you and your family could experience bad smells, inconvenient breakdowns of your HVAC system, and health problems. Contaminants like pollen, bacteria, dirt, dust, and fungi can cause headaches, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, rashes, or eye irritation. Fortunately, you can increase your indoor air quality with convenient accessories like air purifiers, ventilators, and UV air cleaners.

Air Purifiers

An air purifier uses an air filter similar to the one in your HVAC system. It can catch many of the contaminants that your air conditioner’s filter misses. Some models can even remove viruses and bacteria from your home’s air. You can have a whole-home unit connected to your HVAC system or use a less costly portable unit to clean the air in one or two rooms at a time. However, portable air purifiers are usually noisier than whole-home models.


Many new homes have a lot of insulation to make them more efficient. This makes getting rid of stale air difficult. An ERV or energy recovery ventilator can remove stale and humid air from showering or cooking, along with many other pollutants. It has a heat exchanger that works like a heat pump to conserve energy, and it cools and dehumidifies fresh air before bringing it into your home.

UV Air Cleaners

Instead of filtering or removing your indoor air, UV air cleaners use ultraviolet light to kill fungi, bacteria, viruses, and dust mites. They use UVC light, which is typically filtered out by the atmosphere. It has a shorter wavelength than UVA and UVB light which causes sunburns, and it damages the genetic structure of many small organisms. A UV air cleaner can help you prevent biological growth in your HVAC system that could impact your indoor air quality.

Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning or BTAC has more than 45 years of HVAC experience. We can help you install a variety of indoor air quality accessories. Call us anytime at 806-589-1014 for excellent service from our highly qualified technicians.

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