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 dispute with as well. Luckily, Boyles Mechanical LLC 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 rotated in your system every couple months. You may have to change them more or less often depending upon a few influencers such as: pets, the outdoor air elements and the number of people living in your home. It’s important to keep on top of filter replacement not only to better your indoor air quality, but also because if your filter is messy your system has to work harder.

Electrostatic Air Filters

These filters generate powerful static charges as air runs through them. This charge compiles particles that are little 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 variety of filter does result in more confined air flow, which can get worse 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 larger surface area and lower friction to air-flow. These filters have the most efficiencies (or MERV ratings), which means it expels 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 present a breeding ground for the growth 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 invading the air stream.

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

There are a number of problems that form from having either too much, or too little humidity in your home. Too much humidity creates 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 utilizes 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 Boyles Mechanical LLC would love to work with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the top-quality standards. Call us at 866-326-9537 to work with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home quality.

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