How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants

Air Quality

How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

Spring has thankfully arrived! Which may not be such tremendous news for allergy sufferers. While you’re staying indoors to avoid the pollen, you likely have indoor allergens to contend with as well. Luckily, Total Comfort Solutions 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 changed 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 conditions and the number of people living in your home. It’s essential 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 runs through them. This charge collects 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 variety 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 crimped like an accordion, which allows for bigger surface area and lower friction 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 overcome odors.

Germicidal Lights

Our modern, energy efficient homes provide a breeding ground for the increase of mold and bacteria that mix 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 problems that arise from having either too much, or too little humidity in your home. Too much humidity forms 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 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 experts at Total Comfort Solutions would love to work with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the best standards. Call us at 404-987-5502 to work with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home comfort. Or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online.

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