Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality Services

Indoor Air Quality Services

Indoor air pollution comes with serious health risks. It can trigger the symptoms of allergies, asthma, and other respiratory diseases; cause fatigue and headache in otherwise healthy individuals while leading to irritation of the respiratory system, the eyes, and skin. At Hilo Aire, we know why maintaining good indoor air quality on your property is essential and many buildings are not equipped with efficient HVAC systems.

But even if your HVAC system works as expected, it still might not improve indoor air quality in your home. In this case—and especially if you have allergies, respiratory diseases, or pets that shed a lot—advanced indoor air quality solutions are worth considering.

At Hilo Aire, we know there are different air quality solutions on the market addressing various areas of air filtration. Some remove large particles to keep your AC and furnace clean, while others neutralize odor or eliminate bacteria and viruses. Many advanced solutions use a combination of these. Then there are also differences in how they are installed as they can be portable or integrated into your existing HVAC system.

Our indoor air quality experts can help you find the right solution for you depending on your budget, the characteristics of your property and your health needs. Call Hilo Aire today at (888) 445-6247

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Residential and Commercial Indoor Air Quality Solutions in the Santa Clarita Valley, San Fernando Valley, and Parts of Ventura County

Hilo Aire is your go-to HVAC company for bringing indoor air pollution under control in residential and commercial buildings in the Santa Clarita Valley, San Fernando Valley, and parts of Ventura County. Thanks to our range of indoor air quality services and years of experience in air purifier installation, we help you combat indoor air contaminants in your home and office.

When a high-performance HVAC system is not enough to achieve your desired indoor air quality, Hilo Aire offers the installation of additional air filtration and purification equipment to provide clean air that helps you breathe more comfortably.

Consider installing additional air filtration and purification solutions if you have:

  • Indoor allergies
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Pets that shed a lot

With the help of Hilo Aire's specialized HVAC solutions, you can reduce indoor air contaminants to help keep the air cleaner inside your home or business.

We also offer whole-house humidifiers that are low maintenance and cost-effective. By addressing the humidity issues of your property, you can ensure the comfort of your family, employees and customers.

If you are looking for a long-term indoor air quality solution, look no further than Hilo Aire. We'll be happy to walk you through our air purification and humidification equipment that works with your current HVAC system to achieve cleaner air for your property.

What is in Your Air?

Indoor air contains all kinds of pollutants, including biological toxins (spores of mold, bacteria, and dust mites) and organic gases released by household products. These particles pose a real health risk to individuals. When released into the air, they exacerbate respiratory and chronic lung diseases and increase the risk of infections.

» Why Indoor Air Quality is Important

Even if you don't suffer from respiratory diseases, if the indoor air pollution in your home is not kept in check, you may experience fatigue, headaches, dizziness, dry skin, and irritated eyes. Unfortunately, many otherwise healthy people experience these symptoms without knowing why. Especially if your home is not adequately ventilated, or if you notice a build-up of mold and mildew, you most likely have to address indoor air contaminants that are invisible to the eye but harmful to your health.

Ways to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Ways to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

There are a few simple steps you can take to improve the air quality in your home, such as avoiding the build-up of dust, ditching harsh household cleaners, and opening windows every day to let some fresh air in. These simple daily routines can help achieve cleaner air in your property. Additionally, you should change air filters, have the ductwork cleaned, and your heating serviced regularly. However, the most effective solution is installing a whole-home air purifier system.

If, despite your efforts, your indoor air quality does not improve, you will likely need a dedicated air purification solution. Contact the experts at Hilo Aire to assess your property and advise you on the best air purification system for your needs.

» How Do Air Purifiers Works

An air filtration system removes allergens and other pollutants from the air (using filters, electric attraction, or ozone) to eliminate bacteria and odors and prevent the build-up of harmful substances in the air.

Most air purifiers are integrated into your existing HVAC system and work in three cleaning stages: the pre-filter, deodorized filter, and HEPA filter stage. In the first stage, the air purifier sucks in the polluted air, which then flows through the pre-filter. Here, larger particles such as pet hair or dust mites are removed. In the next stage, a deodorized filter traps gases and odors through activated carbon. In the final stage, most of the remaining indoor air contaminants are cleaned, allowing the fan motor to blow out clean air.

Note that not all air purifiers use HEPA filters or activated carbon. The actual cleaning process depends on the type of system you end up installing. Contact your air quality experts at Hilo Aire for more information on the air purifier that best fits your needs and budget.

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Types of Whole House Air Purifiers

Even if you do your best to keep your house clean and ventilated, this might not be enough to improve indoor air quality. Or, as is often the case in California, when scorching temperatures prevent you from opening your windows, adding an air filtration and purification system can make a big difference in your indoor air quality.

Various solutions exist to reduce airborne contaminants and help keep the air cleaner inside your home or business. While they all work to improve your indoor air quality, there are significant differences in their design and function.

Portable air purifiers are usually used in homes without central air conditioning or heating. They are free-standing units that are placed in a closet or attic. Whole-house solutions, on the other hand, are integrated into the existing HVAC system and filter pollutants that flow through ductwork. Portable units typically use high-efficiency HEPA filters, which require powerful fans. For this reason, they also tend to be louder than duct-based solutions.

We can also distinguish between the different solutions based on the type of filter installed. Standard flat filters create a physical barrier to trap dust, pollen, and other particles, while electronic filters use high voltage to attract them. Hybrid types use both methods, often combatting odor with activated carbon.

Here's an overview of the common types of whole-house air purifiers available on the market:

» Flat Filters

If you've ever lived in a home with forced air heating, you're probably familiar with flat filters: those matted-fiberglass filters that must be replaced monthly. While they improve air quality (to some extent) by stopping large dust particles, they can't block microscopic particles that continue to irritate the lungs. They also clog up quickly with dust and then stop doing their job—while overloading the furnace—which is why you must replace them so often.

» Electronic Filters

Electronic filters (also known as electrostatic filters or electrostatic precipitators) are high-tech units using electrostatic energy to separate particles from the air. During this process called ionization, air passes through the filter, and the particles are charged with high voltage. They are then trapped by an oppositely charged aluminum collection plate at the other end of the unit, preventing them from escaping back into the air.

These filters are practical because they catch tiny particles that flat filters or extended media filters cannot. Although they are costlier than other solutions, they never need to be replaced; only the collection trays need to be cleaned regularly with soapy water.

» Extended Media Filters

Extended media filters are another effective alternative to regular fiberglass filters. These boxy units (about 8 inches thick) contain filtration media in an accordion-like structure.

They do an excellent job at filtering out particles, and their unique design makes them more efficient than conventional flat filters. However, their downside is that the filter holder must be integrated into the ductwork of the existing HVAC system, which requires hiring a professional HVAC contractor.

» Ultraviolet Filters

If you are concerned about airborne germs, an ultraviolet filter may be a good choice for you. Ultraviolet light has long been used in hospitals as it neutralizes viruses and bacteria, so it can also effectively improve the air quality in your home. UV filters are sold as add-ons to electronic filters, which comes with additional costs to standard air quality solutions.

Hilo Aire offers high-quality air purifier installation and replacement services for Southern California homes and businesses and has vast experience with the above air filtration solutions. Contact us today at (888) 445-6247 to find out which whole-home air purifier is right for your needs!

Important Benefits of an Air Purifier

Important Benefits of an Air Purifier

A regularly changed standard filter can significantly improve indoor air quality, but it will not remove 100 percent of the pollutants from the air. Most people do not react to the remaining particles. However, if you have a weak immune system or suffer from asthma and allergies, even a small amount of pollutants can cause a flare-up of your symptoms. In this case, using a standard air filter may not be enough.

If your eyes and skin are irritated and you find yourself sneezing, you will most likely benefit from additional air purification solutions. In this case, don't hesitate to contact Hilo Aire for help. We'll install a high-quality air purifier that captures indoor air pollutants of all sizes while neutralizing viruses and bacteria, helping to reduce symptoms, provide better sleep and improve your overall comfort.

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Air Purifier vs Air Filter

The terms air purifier and air filters are often used interchangeably. While both work on capturing contaminants to improve indoor air quality, they are built differently. An air filter can be viewed as a type of air purifier, as in a filtration device built into your HVAC system. Air filters catch large particles, stopping them from reaching your AC or furnace. They help achieve cleaner air by removing these particles and keeping your equipment free of debris and dust.

Advanced air purifiers (including electronic and UV filters) work to remove contaminants that a standard air filter is not able to, which is why people suffering from asthma and allergies benefit from them.

While the terms may be confusing, the experienced air purifier installers at Hilo Aire know the difference and will install the right system for your needs. You can trust us to provide a customized solution to keep you comfortable in your home and business. Contact us to learn more about our indoor air quality services!

How to Choose the Right Indoor Air Quality Company

Keep in mind that not all HVAC companies are indoor air quality experts. The team at Hilo Aire provides air purification system installation and replacement services with additional filtration and purification equipment that can be integrated into your existing HVAC system. This allows us to find a custom solution that meets your needs and budget.

Indoor Air Quality Services Near Me

It's important to look for a local company providing indoor air quality services in Santa Clarita and surrounding areas, with a knowledgeable and helpful customer service team in case parts of your air purifier need to be replaced. Your trusted Santa Clarita indoor air quality service, Hilo Aire, can help you install a cost-effective air purification solution that will help protect your family and employees from indoor pollution.

Get in Touch with Hilo Aire to Provide You with the Highest Quality Air in Your Home or Business

At Hilo Aire, we know that maintaining the air quality of your home or business property is essential to your health. That's why we strive to provide quality IAQ services and install high-performance equipment to make your property safer for your family, employees, or customers. Our team has more than 30 years of experience in indoor air quality solutions, including the installation and replacement of filtration, purification, and humidification systems to provide lasting, continuous comfort for your residential or commercial property.

Whatever your indoor air quality needs, we will thoroughly assess your home or business property before discussing the options available to provide a solution tailor-made for your needs and budget. Our customer care team and licensed technicians are ready to answer your questions or concerns about air filtration. They will also tell you about our current discounts, such as special prices for seniors, military members, or first responders.

Ready to improve indoor air quality in your home or business? Your Santa Clarita indoor air quality service, Hilo Aire, is happy to help you with the installation of a high-quality air purification system. Call our licensed technicians at (888) 445-6247 or use our online form to learn more about our indoor air quality services. Let us keep your air pollution under control in Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, and San Fernando Valley!