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What the Heck Is a “VOC”?

Simply put, VOCs are Volatile Organic Compounds. If you’re anything like me, you’re still wondering what that means. I had to dig a little deeper to find out more about why it makes sense to know more. VOCs are carbon-containing substances that easily become vapors or gases. Think of your fumes from varnish or quick-drying paint, cleaning products, scented plug-ins or wax burners, and carpeting. These items are all around us, every day, and they are filled with VOCs which can cause a host of health issues including respiratory problems.

‘Respiratory ailments, often attributed to poor indoor air quality, represent the third largest cause of death in the U.S., ranking only behind heart disease and cancer, according to the American Medical Association. The Environmental Protection Agency has said that indoor air is often 7-10 times poorer than outdoor air quality.’

The most effective way to combat the harmful effects of VOCs is to invest in a Dynamic Air Cleaner. Dynamic Air cleaners are custom fit to your Air Conditioning unit and provide a cleaner breathing environment.

This newer technology uses an electrical charge (safe, 24 volt current in the case of Dynamic) to establish a polarized field. Airborne particles pass through the field and adhere to the media. Like a passive filter, polarized media filters increase in efficiency as they load. Designed for use primarily in recirculating systems, polarized media filters can provide very high efficiency with a static pressure drop much lower than passive filters claiming a similar efficiency. (See link above)

Evolve Services works directly with Dynamic to help with your indoor air quality. Contact us for more information at 702-809-6617.

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