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 indoors to avoid the pollen, you likely have indoor allergens to resist with as well. Luckily, Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc has the tools to help you win the battle against allergens and help enhance 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 circumstances such as: pets, the outdoor air elements and the number of people living 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 messy your system has to work harder.
Electrostatic Air Filters
These filters generate forceful static charges as air runs through them. This charge compiles particles that are miniscule enough to get through replaceable filters. Normally, electrostatic filters never need to be replaced as they are washable--either by you or a professional. This is an ongoing maintenance chore. This type of filter does result in more restrictive air flow, which can get worse with time and lack of maintenance.
High Efficiency Air Filters
These are normally four to five-inch-wide high efficiency pleated filters which are crimped like an accordion, which allows for bigger surface area and lower resistance to air-flow. These filters have the most 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 modern, energy efficient homes provide a breeding ground for the growth 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 getting in the air stream.
Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
There are a number of issues that form from having either too much, or too little humidity in your home. Too much humidity forms mold; too little humidity causes respiratory problems. Lennox provides a number of whole-home humidity solutions that will keep you happy and breathing easy.
Whole Home Solution
Lennox’s PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home solution that utilizes a high efficiency carbon filter and photocatalytic oxidation to fight all three types of indoor pollutants: airborne particles, germs and bacteria, and chemical odors and vapors.
The experts at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc would love to collaborate with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the highest standards. Call us at 877-389-2465 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home quality.