At Anchor Mechanical, we provide solutions for improving air quality to our communities in Central Maryland, including Harford County, Baltimore County, and Cecil County. Clients with asthma or allergies can breathe easy with quality air filtration systems. These systems also known as IAQ, remove particulates from the air for cleaner and more breathable air.
We carry and install all major brands of purifiers and air filtration systems. Let Anchor Mechanical LLC be your first and only source for high-quality, trusted and professional HVAC services.
Types of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Products
High-efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA)
This air cleaner can be made of foam, fiberglass, or cotton. Air passes through this filter which traps the particulates. The filter should be changed every month or two. HEPA filters have a high MERV rating of about 1721, which means they can successfully remove pollutants.
Ionizers produce ions with a charge, which gives normal particles floating in the air a charge. The now charged particles then stick to surfaces instead of floating around the room. Clients with allergies benefit from ionizer filters that eliminate pollen, dust, smoke, and other allergens.
Ultraviolet lights are germicidal, or germ killers. An air filter equipped with UV can help eliminate microbes! UV lights can be installed during air conditioning installation, or on your current system. They are placed over the coil, and near the air handler. At these points, the light can remove mold and purify the air throughout your house.
Carbon is a porous material that can trap gasses, odors, and large particulates. In addition, dust, lint, mold, smoke, pet hair, and household chemicals can be trapped by this type of filter. Clients who do not have filters that address and eliminate smell often benefit from an activated carbon filter.
This type of filter charges particles that are in the air. After the particles are charged, they are collected within the machine. The plates in this filter can be removed for cleaning before they are reused. Electrostatic filters high-voltage magnetic charge to trap particulates, microbes, and mold spores. They are also 97 percent effective at removing particles and are 30 times more effective than ordinary filters.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you maintain indoor air quality?
Keeping a clean house is the best way to keep your air clean. If you have pets their hair and the outdoors may be in the air you breathe. Changing filters regularly and opening windows to let in outdoors are also great ways to purify your air.
What are the 4 major indoor air pollutants?
The 4 most common air pollutants are carbon monoxide, radon, nitrogen dioxide, and second hand smoke. All of these chemicals are dangerous and harmful to inhale.
What are the symptoms of poor air quality?
Many people who have poor air quality report having frequent headaches and fatigue. They also report sinus issues, and problems with their eyes, nose and throat. Many of these people find themselves coughing and sneezing often.
What is acceptable indoor air quality?
The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists reports that indoor air quality should be at max 25ppm. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends that it should not exceed 35ppm.
Call Anchor Mechanical Today
Contact our office at 410-452-5601. You can also request a quote on our website. Anchor Mechanical serves clients in Central Maryland including Bel Air, Fallston, Havre de Grace, and Churchville. Our technicians will be happy to help you find an air filter or IAQ product that will meet your needs.