How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?
Spring has gratefully arrived! Which may not be such great news for allergy sufferers. While you’re staying inside to avoid the pollen, you likely have indoor allergens to dispute with as well. Luckily, CNR Air Conditioning Inc has the tools to help you defeat 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 influencers such as: pets, the outdoor air elements and the number of people living in your home. It’s essential 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 runs through them. This charge gathers 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 advanced maintenance chore. This style 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 friction 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 current, energy efficient homes contribute a breeding ground for the growth 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 entering the air stream.
Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
There are a number of complications that form from having either too much, or too little humidity in your home. Too much humidity creates 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 experts at CNR Air Conditioning Inc would love to work with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the highest standards. Call us at 239-241-5318 to speak with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home comfort.