How do you improve the air quality of your Valley Village Air Conditioning system? Some air cleaning systems are better at removing the different types of air pollution than others. For example, some of them primarily target allergen particles so they would remove these from the air more efficiently than one that focuses on smoke.

Mold, viruses and bacteria are contaminants that we have to look out for when considering indoor air quality. They are too small for the eye to see and they actually are able to live in environments even when air filters are present. You have to be extremely careful because sometime even your air filter can be a host for mold to grow and fester. Some air filters can get moist and facilitate this problem so be aware of this issue.

UV germicidal lights can get rid of molds, bacterias and viruses fairly easily. These are a great way to keep your family safe, breathing the best air possible inside your home.

Different types of air filters for your Valley Village Air Conditioning system:

  1. Particle Removal
  2. Mechanical air filters: These air filters work by catching the particles that are compromising your air quality through physical filters.
  3. Electronic air filters: These air filters use electrostatic attraction to trap charged particles. The air gets drawn through an ionization section where particles obtain an electrical charge. When the ions attach to airborne particles they attach to nearby surfaces faster.
  4. Gaseous Pollutant Removal: These air filters that use sorbent which is an activated carbon that absorbs the pollutants.
  5. Pollutant Destruction: These air filters use ultraviolet (UV) light to destroy the pollutants inside you home.

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) and Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO) are two air filters that are pollutant destructive.

UVGI uses ultraviolet radiation from lamps to destroy any viruses, bacteria allergens and molds that are in your home. They should be used with filtration systems. They are most effective together.

PCO are UV lamps and a substance called a catalyst that reacts with the light. It coverts the gas pollutants to be harmless. The pollutants will still be in the home, it is not designed to remove them.

Since 1981, American AC Heat Plumbing have been servicing Valley Village Air Conditioning systems. Want to improve your indoor air quality? Call American AC Heat Plumbing today at +1 (310) 419-8902!


James Smith

As you can tell from our humble beginnings in 1981, we began as a family-owned business and stayed a locally owned air conditioning and heating company in Los Angeles county for nearly 40 years.