How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?
Spring has thankfully arrived! Which may not be such great news for allergy sufferers. While you’re staying inside to avoid the pollen, you likely have indoor allergens to resist with as well. Luckily, Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. has the tools to help you defeat the battle against allergens and help upgrade your indoor air quality.
One-inch Air Filters
One-inch filters should be switched in your system every couple months. You may have to change them more or less often depending upon a few influencers such as: pets, the outdoor air conditions and the number of people residing in your home. It’s imperative to keep on top of filter replacement not only to benefit your indoor air quality, but also because if your filter is dirty your system has to work harder.
Electrostatic Air Filters
These filters generate forceful static charges as air flows through them. This charge gathers particles that are little enough to get through replaceable filters. Often, electrostatic filters never need to be replaced as they are washable--either by you or a professional. This is an ongoing maintenance chore. This variety of filter does result in more controlled air flow, which can get bad with time and lack of maintenance.
High Efficiency Air Filters
These are typically four to five-inch-wide high efficiency pleated filters which are tucked like an accordion, which allows for greater surface area and lower resistance to air-flow. These filters have the best efficiencies (or MERV ratings), which means it expels more of the small particles from the air flow. Some also have activated carbon fibers which neutralize odors.
Our modernized, energy efficient homes present a breeding ground for the growth of mold and bacteria that infuse with the air we breathe. Ultraviolet light wrecks the DNA of mold, spores, fungi and bacteria on the indoor coil which keep them from invading the air stream.
Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
There are a number of problems that form from having either too much, or too little humidity in your home. Too much humidity creates mold; too little humidity causes respiratory problems. Lennox gives a number of whole-home humidity solutions that will keep you satisfied and breathing easy.
Whole Home Solution
Lennox’s PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home solution that applies a high efficiency carbon filter and photocatalytic oxidation to battle all three types of indoor pollutants: airborne particles, germs and bacteria, and chemical odors and vapors.
The professionals at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. would love to collaborate with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the top-quality standards. Call us at 862-345-6896 to speak with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home quality.