IAQ and Your Home
How CAP systems can help reduce exposure to air pollutants and improve IAQ
Reduce Exposure to Indoor Home Air Pollutants
Air pollutants in the home can lead to health problems such as allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Indoor air pollutants can affect us all, especially those homebound with serious illnesses, very young children, the elderly and the 60 to 70 million people in North America who suffer from allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments.
Airborne pollutants found in homes, such as particulates (dust), microorganisms (molds, fungi and bacteria) and other toxins (VOC, gases), can trigger a wide range of respiratory diseases including:
- Allergies and sinus reactions
- Painful headaches
- Persistent coughing, sneezing and wheezing
- Recurring cold and flu-type symptoms
- Chronic asthma
- Chronic fatigue
Sure, allergy medications can treat the symptoms, but physicians and respiratory specialists also recommend "allergen avoidance" – taking measures to reduce or eliminate exposure to the source of the problem. For example, if a person is allergic to shellfish, but eats them anyway, medical treatment may alleviate the reaction. However, it makes a lot more sense to avoid eating them in the first place. In the same light, avoidance of airborne allergens can reduce the threat to our health and well-being.
Advanced Central Air Purification Technologies
Installed in the HVAC return, Central Air Purifiers (CAP®) from Abatement Technologies® are designed to remove airborne pollutants before the air is conditioned and supplied to the living space. The high-performance CAP units incorporate the latest innovations in air filtration technology. Learn more about the advanced air purification technology that goes into our whole-house air cleaners.
CAP600 Series and CAP1200 Series models combine up to five different air purification technologies for maximum effectiveness against a broad spectrum of airborne contaminants. Few if any other products can make that claim. All CAP models are certified by Environmental Testing Laboratories to meet applicable UL electrical safety standards.
Sold Through Authorized HVAC Dealers
Abatement Central Air Purifiers are sold and installed exclusively by a professional network of local independent dealers with extensive expertise in HVAC systems and IAQ solutions. Click to find a CAP dealer near you and start breathing cleaner, healthier air in your home!