How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?
Spring has thankfully arrived! Which may not be such tremendous news for allergy sufferers. While you’re staying hidden to avoid the pollen, you likely have indoor allergens to dispute with as well. Luckily, James Heating & A/C, 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 switched 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 quality and the number of people living in your home. It’s important to keep on top of filter replacement not only to improve your indoor air quality, but also because if your filter is messy your system has to work harder.
Electrostatic Air Filters
These filters generate strong static charges as air passes through them. This charge compiles 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 type 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 normally four to five-inch-wide high efficiency pleated filters which are folded like an accordion, which allows for bigger surface area and lower resistance to air-flow. These filters have the best efficiencies (or MERV ratings), which means it removes more of the small particles from the air flow. Some also have activated carbon fibers which overcome odors.
Our current, energy efficient homes present 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 complications 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 provides 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 utilizes 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 James Heating & A/C, Inc would love to collaborate with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the best standards. Call us at 336-853-6070 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home quality.