How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?
Spring has gratefully arrived! Which may not be such great news for allergy sufferers. While you’re staying hidden to avoid the pollen, you likely have indoor allergens to resist with as well. Luckily, Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating 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 switched in your system every couple months. You may have to change them more or less often depending upon a few factors such as: pets, the outdoor air quality 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 forceful static charges as air flows through them. This charge compiles particles that are miniscule 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 advanced maintenance chore. This variety of filter does result in more restrictive air flow, which can get poor with time and lack of maintenance.
High Efficiency Air Filters
These are usually four to five-inch-wide high efficiency pleated filters which are folded like an accordion, which allows for bigger surface area and lower defiance 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 neutralize odors.
Our modern, energy efficient homes provide a breeding ground for the growth of mold and bacteria that infuse with the air we breathe. Ultraviolet light kills 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 complications that arise 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 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 combat all three types of indoor pollutants: airborne particles, germs and bacteria, and chemical odors and vapors.
The team at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating would love to work with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the best standards. Call us at 314-262-4541 to speak with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home satisfaction.