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, Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning has the tools to help you own 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 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 messy your system has to work harder.
Electrostatic Air Filters
These filters generate forceful static charges as air flows through them. This charge compiles 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 open-ended maintenance chore. This type of filter does result in more confined 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 crimped like an accordion, which allows for greater surface area and lower defiance to air-flow. These filters have the most efficiencies (or MERV ratings), which means it removes more of the small particles from the air flow. Some also have activated carbon fibers which neutralize odors.
Our current, energy efficient homes present a breeding ground for the increase 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 entering 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 generates 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 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 experts at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning would love to work with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the highest standards. Call us at 805-242-9638 to work with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home comfort.