How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?
Spring has finally 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 dispute with as well. Luckily, Siloam Springs Heating & AC has the tools to help you own the battle against allergens and help upgrade your indoor air quality.
One-inch Air Filters
One-inch filters should be changed 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 living 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 forceful static charges as air runs through them. This charge collects particles that are miniscule enough to get through replaceable filters. Typically, 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 confined air flow, which can get worse 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 larger surface area and lower defiance to air-flow. These filters have the best efficiencies (or MERV ratings), which means it discards more of the small particles from the air flow. Some also have activated carbon fibers which offset odors.
Our modern, energy efficient homes present a breeding ground for the increase of mold and bacteria that mix 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 generates 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 applies 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 Siloam Springs Heating & AC would love to work with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the best standards. Call us at 479-308-8176 to work with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home satisfaction.