Ways to Prevent Sickness With Indoor Air Quality

If you’re concerned with you and your family’s health, a good place to start improving it is with the air quality in your Martinsburg home. People take the cleanliness of their home’s air for granted because many of them don’t know it can be more polluted than the air outside the home.

The following are some products you can use to improve your home or business’s air quality.

Air Purifier

A portable air purifier comes in multiple shapes and sizes to fit the needs of any homeowner. Generally, air purifiers consist of a three-phase filtration system that sucks in your home’s air, cleans it, and circulates it around the room.

In some cases, a quality air purifier can clean an entire room in just an hour. Smaller versions can clean a bedroom or den in half an hour. Here are some of the features you will find in an air purifier.

  • HEPA Filter – The primary filter in the device, responsible for cleaning the smallest particles in the air, like viruses and other germs.
  • Carbon Filter – Found in some air purifiers, it is the final stage that cleans chemicals, smoke, and other odors.
  • Night Mode – Use your air purifier at night with Night Mode, which turns off the lights and helps the fan run quietly.

Air Filters

When is the last time you checked the air filters in your home? These are your HVAC system’s first line of defense when it comes to cleaning the air. You should change them regularly throughout the year to keep clean air circulating.


An ionizer works to clean the air by shooting ions in the air that latch onto bacteria and other germs to render them useless. Some also use UV light to create ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI). This, combined with an air purifier, will go a long way toward cleaning the air in your home.

Call Us Today

At Johnson & Johnson Heating and Air Conditioning, a variety of heating and cooling services are available, including warranty repairs, thermostat repair and replacement, ductwork, and complete HVAC system replacements. If you want more information on how to make your home healthier, give us a call in Martinsburg, West VA, today.