How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants

Air Quality

How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

Spring has gratefully 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 contend with as well. Luckily, Premium Air Services LLC has the tools to help you own the battle against allergens and help enhance 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 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 improve 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 compiles 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 type of filter does result in more controlled 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 larger surface area and lower friction to air-flow. These filters have the most 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.

Germicidal Lights

Our current, energy efficient homes present a breeding ground for the growth of mold and bacteria that mix with the air we breathe. Ultraviolet light destroys 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 gives 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 fight all three types of indoor pollutants: airborne particles, germs and bacteria, and chemical odors and vapors.

The team at Premium Air Services LLC would love to work with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the best standards. Call us at 713-688-8784 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home satisfaction.

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