How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants

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How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

Spring has thankfully 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, AW Heating & Air Conditioning 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 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 elements and the number of people residing in your home. It’s important to keep on top of filter replacement not only to improve 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 passes through them. This charge compiles particles that are small 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 ongoing 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 typically four to five-inch-wide high efficiency pleated filters which are tucked like an accordion, which allows for greater surface area and lower defiance to air-flow. These filters have the best 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.

Germicidal Lights

Our modern, energy efficient homes contribute a breeding ground for the growth of mold and bacteria that stir 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 problems 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 fight all three types of indoor pollutants: airborne particles, germs and bacteria, and chemical odors and vapors.

The experts at AW Heating & Air Conditioning would love to work with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the top-quality standards. Call us at 402-438-7992 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home comfort.

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