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 great news for allergy sufferers. While you’re staying indoors to avoid the pollen, you likely have indoor allergens to dispute with as well. Luckily, WM J Kraus & Son has the tools to help you defeat the battle against allergens and help improve 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 elements and the number of people located in your home. It’s essential to keep on top of filter replacement not only to improve 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 passes through them. This charge compiles 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 advanced maintenance chore. This style of filter does result in more controlled air flow, which can get worse with time and lack of maintenance.

High Efficiency Air Filters

These are normally four to five-inch-wide high efficiency pleated filters which are folded like an accordion, which allows for greater surface area and lower resistance 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 neutralize odors.

Germicidal Lights

Our current, energy efficient homes provide a breeding ground for the increase 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 getting in 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 forms 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 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 WM J Kraus & Son would love to work with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the best standards. Call us at 319-229-2318 to talk with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home comfort.

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