How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants

How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

Spring has gratefully arrived! Which may not be such wonderful news for allergy sufferers. While you’re staying indoors to avoid the pollen, you likely have indoor allergens to resist with as well. Luckily, Assured Appliance and Heating & Air has the tools to help you defeat the battle against allergens and help improve your indoor air quality.

One-inch Air Filters

One-inch filters should be rotated in your system every couple months. You may have to change them more or less often depending upon a few factors such as: pets, the outdoor air quality and the number of people located in your home. It’s imperative to keep on top of filter replacement not only to better your indoor air quality, but also because if your filter is filthy your system has to work harder.

Electrostatic Air Filters

These filters generate powerful static charges as air flows through them. This charge gathers particles that are miniscule 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 open-ended maintenance chore. This type of filter does result in more confined air flow, which can get poor with time and lack of maintenance.

High Efficiency Air Filters

These are typically four to five-inch-wide high efficiency pleated filters which are folded like an accordion, which allows for bigger surface area and lower defiance to air-flow. These filters have the highest efficiencies (or MERV ratings), which means it removes more of the small particles from the air flow. Some also have activated carbon fibers which offset odors.

Germicidal Lights

Our current, energy efficient homes provide a breeding ground for the increase of mold and bacteria that infuse with the air we breathe. Ultraviolet light kills the DNA of mold, spores, fungi and bacteria on the indoor coil which keep them from entering the air stream.

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

There are a number of issues that arise from having either too much, or too little humidity in your home. Too much humidity forms mold; too little humidity causes respiratory problems. Lennox gives a number of whole-home humidity solutions that will keep you comfortable and breathing easy.

Whole Home Solution

Lennox’s PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home solution that handles 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 Assured Appliance and Heating & Air would love to get together with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the highest standards. Call us at 847-306-8990 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home quality.

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