How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?
Spring has finally arrived! Which may not be such wonderful news for allergy sufferers. While you’re staying hidden to avoid the pollen, you likely have indoor allergens to resist with as well. Luckily, SchagrinGAS Company 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 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 elements and the number of people located 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 filthy your system has to work harder.
Electrostatic Air Filters
These filters generate powerful static charges as air flows through them. This charge gathers particles that are small enough to get through replaceable filters. Normally, electrostatic filters never need to be replaced as they are washable--either by you or a professional. This is an advanced 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 typically four to five-inch-wide high efficiency pleated filters which are tucked like an accordion, which allows for greater surface area and lower resistance to air-flow. These filters have the most 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 provide a breeding ground for the increase of mold and bacteria that stir with the air we breathe. Ultraviolet light wrecks the DNA of mold, spores, fungi and bacteria on the indoor coil which keep them from invading 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 creates 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 battle all three types of indoor pollutants: airborne particles, germs and bacteria, and chemical odors and vapors.
The team at SchagrinGAS Company would love to get together with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the highest standards. Call us at 302-231-1380 to work with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home quality.