How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants

May 19, 2016

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 dispute with as well. Luckily, Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc has the tools to help you win 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 circumstances such as: pets, the outdoor air elements and the number of people located in your home. It’s imperative 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 strong static charges as air passes through them. This charge compiles particles that are miniscule 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 open-ended maintenance chore. This type 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 typically four to five-inch-wide high efficiency pleated filters which are crimped like an accordion, which allows for larger surface area and lower resistance to air-flow. These filters have the highest 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.

Germicidal Lights

Our modern, energy efficient homes contribute 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 getting in the air stream.

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

There are a number of complications that happen from having either too much, or too little humidity in your home. Too much humidity generates mold; too little humidity causes respiratory problems. Lennox gives a number of whole-home humidity solutions that will keep you happy 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 professionals at Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc would love to work with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the highest standards. Call us at 262-358-9468 to speak with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home comfort.