How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants

May 19, 2016

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 hidden to avoid the pollen, you likely have indoor allergens to resist with as well. Luckily, LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. 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 switched 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 quality and the number of people residing 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 filthy your system has to work harder.

Electrostatic Air Filters

These filters generate strong 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 ongoing maintenance chore. This style 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 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 highest efficiencies (or MERV ratings), which means it expels 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 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 issues 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 fight all three types of indoor pollutants: airborne particles, germs and bacteria, and chemical odors and vapors.

The experts at LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. would love to collaborate with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the highest standards. Call us at 570-648-0748 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home satisfaction.