How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants

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 indoors to avoid the pollen, you likely have indoor allergens to resist with as well. Luckily, M & S Heating & Air LLC has the tools to help you own 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 better 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 gathers 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 confined 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 crimped like an accordion, which allows for bigger surface area and lower resistance 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 offset odors.

Germicidal Lights

Our modernized, energy efficient homes contribute a breeding ground for the increase 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 complications that happen from having either too much, or too little humidity in your home. Too much humidity forms mold; too little humidity causes respiratory problems. Lennox offers 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 utilizes 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 M & S Heating & Air LLC would love to work with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the highest standards. Call us at 301-363-4699 to speak with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home satisfaction.

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