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Which Indoor Air Quality Products Work Best for Me?

Indoor air quality plays as much of a role in the comfort of your Dover, DE house as temperature control. Indeed in many ways they are interconnected, since high humidity levels, dust and similar IAQ issues can severely affect your heating and air conditioning systems. There are a number of different IAQ produces that we can install in your home, but not all of them do the same job, and the one you install needs to fit your particular circumstances. Here’s a quick breakdown of a few of the most popular products, with some suggestions on which homes they might work best for.

Electronic Air Filters

Electronic air filters use an ionization chamber to charge dust particles as they pass through. The particles then stick to a collection pan. Like many IAQ products, they work in conjunction with your heating and air conditioning system to gradually “scrub” the air clean as it passes through your ducts. These products work well for anyone, but especially family members with dust sensitivities, such as newborns or those suffering from asthma.

UV Filters

UV filters work by shining an ultra-violet light across the apex of your ducts, killing germs and one-celled organisms as they pass through when your air conditioner blows. They work well for households more concerned about biological contaminants than dust: reducing the risk of illness and contagion. They also require very little maintenance, provided you change the UV bulb periodically.


Dehumidifiers work in a manner similar to air conditioners, only with a different purpose: removing excess moisture from the air and keeping that stale, muggy feeling from infiltrating your home. Dehumidifiers serve a great purpose not only in keeping your home comfortable, but in reducing the impact of bacterial growth and illnesses as well.

Call Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning to install and maintain IAQ products for you!

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