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Indoor Air Quality along the North Shore

Improve Your Health with Better Indoor Air Quality and Filtration from Berner A/C & Heat

Berner AC & Heat proudly provides air quality testing services and home filtration to the Northshore communities of Louisiana as well as all of metro New Orleans to ensure that you and yours can breathe more easily!

A Closer Look at Air Quality In Your Home

Did you know that the air quality inside your home is often poorer than the outdoor air? This is because moisture, pets, exhaust from appliances, vapors from cleaning products, smoke, and other sources pollute the air and cause mold, dust, allergens, and other toxins to accumulate. Using quality heating and cooling can clear the air of these contaminants and can help you breathe easier and actually improve your health.

You might think you can just throw an expensive filter on your system and forget about it. Without a comprehensive approach to air quality, you could be wasting your money. Many of the older style hypo-allergenic air filters also need to be washed frequently, and can only be washed so many times before they lose their effectiveness all together.

How Home Filtration Can Help

Berner AC & Heat provides complete air quality and home filtration services to communities along the North Shore and metro New Orleans area by providing several different quality heating and cooling options to homeowners including:

  • A check of your ducts to make sure they are not leaking and pulling hot air from the dirty and dusty attic space into the living space of your home. Berner will locate each leak and repair the ductwork.
  • Install more efficient air filters on each of the return air vents to improve indoor air quality. The filters we place on your vents reduce contaminants without clogging the flow of air or choking your system.
  • Adding an ultra high efficiency, media or electronic air filter to the front of the air conditioning system itself.
  • Berner can install a quality air purifier, such as the Guardian Air REME Duct Mounted HVAC Cell, which can reduce bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and odors.
  • Installing a UV light filter system to the rear of the air conditioning system that will cut down on mold from the evaporator coils and may potentially help reduce dust and particulates before they are sent into the home.

Benefits of UV Lights for Indoor Air Quality

Microorganisms such as mold, bacteria, and fungi, can easily be circulated through your home thanks to your heating and air systems, especially if you have an energy efficient system relying on controlled air exchange. When these pollutants are present in the air, respiratory problems and allergies can become much more severe.

UV light systems provide an excellent solution to this problem by focusing ultra violet light within your system, where these organisms would typically grow. These systems can actually improve the efficiency of your system by reducing the clogs and build-up of these contaminants.

Berner A/C & Heat provides indoor air quality assessments for customers throughout metro New Orleans and the Northshore. In situations where your A/C system is contributing to mold, mildew or dust accumulation throughout the home, we may recommend a UV light filtration system made by REEM. The unit can keep the air fresher and cleaner, and have a significant impact on respiratory problems including asthma and allergies.

All throughout Louisiana, our homes and office buildings experience high levels of viruses and bacteria that are airborne and circulated throughout the home by your heating and cooling system. In fact, studies indicate that indoor air is often significantly more polluted than the outdoor air. This is often a result of an A/C system needing to be operated in a sealed environment, where the doors and windows remain closed nearly year-round. Essentially, it can offer the ideal breeding ground for many harmful contaminants including mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses and others.

The position of a UV light system can be placed in the return air ducts, the air conditioner plenum, or the supply ducts that move the freshly cooled air from the A/C unit into the home. In many cases, this means that the installation of a UV light system can be made without any major changes to your system, and will instantly improve the quality of air.

The Health Benefits of UV Filtration

When properly installed by Berner A/C & Heat, an ultraviolet light system has the ability to kill off viruses and bacteria that are typically too small to be captured using traditional air filters. It serves as an invaluable tool in the home to minimize respiratory conditions, and many chronic conditions including asthma and allergies. Family members that experience a diminished immune system can greatly benefit by the installation of an ultraviolet light system, because mold growth in the home can be minimized or eradicated. In addition, the ultraviolet light system has the ability to kill off harmful bacteria that is known to cause tuberculosis.

How It Works

The system can quickly destroy biological elements and harmful organisms by simple exposure to the ultraviolet rays. When the ultraviolet light hits the microorganism the DNA structure within the creature is altered or broken apart at the molecular level. It instantly eliminates the possibility for the microorganism to reproduce.

Without this ability to reproduce, the bacteria, virus, mold, mildew or other contaminant population simply cannot continue growing its colonies and quickly dies off. Removing their capacity to spread their abilities to cause harm and disease immediately remedies the problem. The airborne contaminants are then removed using the A/C filter to ensure quality in your heating and cooling system.

To be effective, the microorganism has to be exposed to the ultraviolet light. Because of this, the unit is typically installed at some point along the intake duct, the outflow ductwork, or the plenum inside the unit.

Introducing REME Guardian Air UV Lights

REME (Reflective Electro Magnetic Energy) installs right into your existing HVAC system, and when the unit is turned on, it produces ionized hydro peroxides™ which are distributed to every cubic foot or air in your home. It breaks down and destroys air quality contaminants on the spot.

The system also passes a charge off to all the dust, dander, pollen and particulates in the air which causes them to stick together. This makes them larger in size, and allows your existing filtration equipment more efficient in capturing and removing these particles.

Get a Free Estimate Today

If you are tired of suffering from allergies or fighting dust buildup in your home, call us today for a Free Indoor Air Quality Assessment today anywhere along the North shore or in metro New Orleans. Our team of highly trained professionals will fully evaluate the current air quality in your home, and make recommendations to reduce mold, mildew and harmful contaminants that may include a REME UV filtration system.

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If you live along Louisiana’s Northshore or metro New Orleans and need quality heating and cooling services, please contact us today to learn more about improving your indoor air quality.

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