Integrity Air Conditioning
Posted on January 15, 2020
Even Allergen Air Filters Cannot Remove Bacteria and Many Air Pollutants
High efficiency whole house air cleaners will keep your HVAC equipment and indoor air clean, lower utility bills, and reduce allergy symptoms.
Airborne particles: 98% of all airborne particles are too small for even the best disposable filter to collect. Replacing your air filter with a high efficiency air cleaner will protect your heating and cooling equipment while improving the quality of air in your home.
“Indoor air can be 2-5 times – and as much as 100 times – more polluted than outside air.” – Environmental Protection Agency
“50% of all illnesses are either caused by, or aggravated by, polluted indoor air.” – American College of Allergists
“l/8th of an inch of dirt and dust build-up on the blower wheel can reduce airflow by up to 30%.” -Texas A&M Study
“Accumulated debris can restrict the air flow in your air ducts, making your system work harder to heat and cool your home.
A build up of .042 (1/20) inches of dirt on the heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency of 21% increasing your monthly utility and fuel bills.” – Environmental Protection Agency
Pollutants that can affect air quality in a home fall into the following categories: Particulate and Gaseous.
Particulate air pollutants include dust, smoke, pollen, animal dander, tobacco smoke, particles generated from combustion appliances such as cooking stoves. Gaseous pollutants come from combustion processes. Sources include gas cooking stoves, vehicle exhaust and tobacco smoke.
Particle Pollutants can be:
Gaseous Pollutants come from:
Use of chemical products such as:
In the months Dallas residents spend most of their time indoors, indoor air quality is very important. As we spend much of our time indoors in winter and summer, the air we breathe in our homes, schools, and offices can put us at risk for health problems. See Indoor Air Quality FAQs.
With modern sealed building construction, the air inside homes is re-circulated. Homes are sealed tighter and more resistant to leaks from outdoor air. This is good overall – no one wants a house with multiple cold drafts!
As a result, today more people are concerned the air quality inside their home. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) studies show that levels of air pollution inside the home are often two to five times higher than outdoor levels. Poor indoor air quality is associated with various health problems; including eye irritation, headaches, allergies and respiratory problems such as asthma.
Dirt and mold growth inside your heating and cooling system can affect equipment performance and lead to increased utility bills, in addition to potential health concerns.
To prevent dust and mold buildup – get an annual A/C Tune Up and an annual Furnace Tune Up.
Other pollutants can cause or worsen allergies, respiratory illnesses (such as asthma), heart disease, cancer, and other serious long-term conditions. Individual pollutants can be toxic. At high concentrations, carbon monoxide can cause death.
Poorly designed and installed HVAC systems can lead to comfort and air quality problems.
Homes with properly designed HVAC systems have correct system sizing for the square footage, well-designed and sealed ductwork and HVAC installation with whole house air cleaners to remove indoor pollutants.
Did You Know? If the drain from your central air conditioning system was not installed correctly – or is clogged – water can accumulate and cause mold build-up. If not corrected, the water accumulation will also begin to flood the flooring in your home.
Residue from pests – such as rodents, dust mites, and cockroaches – can trigger allergy and asthma episodes. Wood-eating insects, such as termites, can quickly destroy a homeowner’s most valuable investment: your house!
Integrity Air Conditioning provides a first-line defense against ductwork problems by fully sealing, repaired and caulking ductwork. When needed – we replace aging and disintegrating ductwork.
To remain healthy, no one should breathe air with attic insulation particles from poorly sealed ductwork; or dust from disintegrating air ducts.
If your home is 10 years old – the ductwork needs to be inspected for breaks and cracks.
If your home is more than 10 years old – there will probably be breaks and cracks in the ductwork.
If your home is more than 20 years old – there will be breaks and cracks in the ductwork; as well as crumbling sections of ductwork.
SolaceAir Air Cleaners trap 97% of particles at .3 microns and continue trapping particles much smaller in size.
For reference, the eye of a needle is approximately 1,230 microns in diameter. Unlike passive mechanical filters where the size of small holes in the material determines the size of particles that can be captured, electronic polarized media employ the principal of agglomeration to join polarized sub-micron particles and VOC’s to each other as they pass through the central heating and cooling system. As the particles get larger during subsequent passes, they collect on the air cleaner’s disposable replacement media pads. In a short period of time, even the smallest particles — those we breathe — are removed from the air.
SolaceAir is a Proud Partner of the COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Foundation.
SolaceAir Polarized-Media Air Cleaners remove even the smallest submicron particles that are otherwise absorbed into our lungs and bloodstreams to trigger asthma attacks and allergy symptoms.
We install the SolaceAir Whole House Polarized-Media Air Cleaners directly into the 1” filter rack(s) in your existing heating and cooling system. Its electronically enhanced media combines elements of both electronic and media air cleaners. Particles are electrically charged (polarized) and then collected in the high efficiency media. Polarized sub-micron particles join with other particles and are collected on subsequent passes.
This system does not created charged ionized particles that stick to walls and furniture and which cause lung irritation.
No costly ductwork modifications required.
Connects directly to R and C terminals on most furnace control boards.
97% efficient at .3 microns.
Efficiency increases as the media fibers load.
Patented activated-carbon center screen is effective in removing cigarette smoke, pollen, dust, odors, and other contaminants.
Low static pressure drop lets the blower run efficiently.
Power consumption is about the same as a 40-watt light bulb.
The SolaceAir Germicidal UVC Lamp Model SLA-401H is a whole house system that installs directly into the central heating and cooling system ductwork or plenum. The high intensity Dual-Radiant™ UVC “H” Lamp disinfects the air by neutralizing airborne pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and mold.
According to the EPA, the combined use of advanced filtration (SolaceAir Polarized-Media Air Cleaners) and germicidal UVC light is an effective means of preventing the distribution of airborne viruses in occupied spaces.
The best air quality solutions address the causes rather than symptoms, using a whole-house indoor air cleaning strategy. Your heating and cooling system moves over I million cubic feet of air everyday through your home. This is the perfect place to address indoor air quality challenges using products designed to specifically address the three types of airborne contaminants. A whole-house air cleaning system that cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes your home 24 hours a day is much more effective than units designed for just a room or two.
Backed by over 30 years of experience and proven success in the engineering of both residential and commercial indoor air cleaning systems, SolaceAir has the experts that professional HVAC contractors rely on to address your indoor air quality needs. SolaceAir products are designed to support the proper air flow and high intensity air cleaning that controls sub-micron particles, biologicals and gas phase contaminants.
Since 1999, Integrity Air Conditioning is a Dallas area family owned and family operated HVAC Services company providing air conditioning, heating, and indoor air quality services; residential ac and heating and commercial HVAC.
Founded by Ben Green in 1999, we have continuously provided professional HVAC repairs and services to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of our clients’ homes, offices, churches, and commercial facilities.
Serving residents of the Dallas area, we provide fast, efficient HVAC service and install with honesty and integrity. Our certified and experienced heating and air conditioning techs do not ‘work on commission’.
We will never try to sell you something you do not need. If a new air conditioning or heating system replacement is needed – we evaluate your home or commercial facility and recommend the best options for your space – and your budget.
Whether you need heating, air conditioning, healthy air quality or energy efficient insulation – Integrity Air Conditioning is here for you.
Air Conditioning Repair – We work on all brands.
Heating Repair – We work on all brands.
Commercial HVAC Services – We work on all brands.
24/7 Emergency Service Available – Residential and Commercial.
VIP Discounts Club – Semi-annual Maintenance Tune-ups, valuable free services plus discounts and repairs.
Air Conditioning Maintenance – Reduce your energy bills by scheduling maintenance service for your A/C system.
Heating Maintenance – Reduce your energy bills by scheduling maintenance service for your furnace.
Central Air Conditioning and Mini-Splits – We install central units and mini-split air conditioners, all brands.
Ductwork Repair and Sealing – Leaky ducts cause your money to escape as hot air, and can create hot and cold spots.
Indoor Healthy Air and Air Quality – Breathe clean, healthy air indoors! North Texas allergies can be severe; breathe comfortably.