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 inside to avoid the pollen, you likely have indoor allergens to contend with as well. Luckily, McFadden Heating & Cooling has the tools to help you defeat the battle against allergens and help upgrade 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 influencers 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 benefit your indoor air quality, but also because if your filter is dirty your system has to work harder.
Electrostatic Air Filters
These filters generate powerful static charges as air flows through them. This charge compiles particles that are small 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 restrictive 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 greater surface area and lower friction to air-flow. These filters have the highest efficiencies (or MERV ratings), which means it removes more of the small particles from the air flow. Some also have activated carbon fibers which offset odors.
Our modernized, energy efficient homes contribute a breeding ground for the growth of mold and bacteria that infuse with the air we breathe. Ultraviolet light destroys 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 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 provides 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 combat all three types of indoor pollutants: airborne particles, germs and bacteria, and chemical odors and vapors.
The professionals at McFadden Heating & Cooling would love to collaborate with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the top-quality standards. Call us at 1-866-781-0111 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home satisfaction.