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Home Air Improvement

Mar 27, 2015 07:43PM ● By By Kyla Stevens

The Everclean Green air filter, developed by eGreen technologies and marketed locally by Emerald Air Services, protects homes by reducing energy use and indoor pollution. The air inside our homes is polluted by volatile organic chemicals (VOC) that include lead (in house dust), formaldehyde, fire retardants, radon gas or fragrances used in conventional cleaners, shed skin, decomposed insects, carpet fibers and animal dander.

The Everclean Green air filter utilizes a method of scrubbing the air and freeing airflow using an invisible broadband electromagnetic energy and hydroxide technology that cleans the air without restricting airflow, thus eliminating the diffusion of VOC and the collection of debris on the evaporator coil. This exclusive new technology is an innovation that is changing an industry comparable to what the self-defrosting refrigerators and self-cleaning ovens did to their industries.

In recent decades, homes have been built tighter to increase energy efficiency, causing airborne pollutants and the byproducts of living to stay contained indoors with little fresh air relief. The primary factors which increase concentrations of pollutants are inadequate ventilation, high temperatures and humidity.

Potential health risks associated with exposure to VOC include nausea, dizziness, worsening of allergies and asthma; and with long-term exposure, increased risk of cancer, kidney, liver and nervous system damage. There are many sources of VOC in the home, they range from combustibles like wood and off-gassing from cabinetry or furniture made of pressed wood products to seemingly benign carpet backing, pollen tracked by our pets or a new coat of paint on the walls.

The number one aggressor in indoor air pollutants is mold within the air conditioning unit. To improve indoor air quality and eliminate VOC in the home, an adequate air filtration system is the best solution. Douglas Wagner, the co-owner of Emerald Air Heating and Air Conditioning, explains this mechanism: “The evaporating coil on an AC unit moves equivalent of the total volume of air in the home every eight minutes,” says Wagner. “This provides a large opportunity for the organic material that is produced by daily living to be delivered to the cold, dark and damp environment of the unit to feed mold spores, which feed and then circulated their byproduct VOC throughout the house or building.” Molds are estimated to be the primary cause of 80 percent of allergies and asthma.

Emerald Air customer Charles Key says, “My wife and I were always suffering from allergies. After a few weeks with the Everclean system in place, we have gone off our allergy medication.” Key has also seen a decline in his energy consumption every month. “Our kilowatt usage has declined 3 to 10 kilowatts per day since installation.”

By creating a healthier indoor environment using a greener ventilation system, homeowners can prevent exposure to both short-term and long-term allergens, pollutants and VOC to eliminate allergy and asthma triggers and increase energy efficiency. Having indoor air quality tested is the first step to help you breathe easier.

Emerald Air Services serves Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties that offers comprehensive repairs, installations and emergency service 24 hours a day, even on weekends and holidays.

 

For more information, visit EmeraldAir Services.com.

 

Kyla Stevens is a freelance writer in St. Petersburg, FL, for Natural Awakenings magazine. Connect at [email protected].

 
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