allergen removal

How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants

How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

Spring has gratefully arrived! Which may not be such tremendous news for allergy sufferers. While you’re staying hidden to avoid the pollen, you likely have indoor allergens to dispute with as well. Luckily, Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. has the tools to help you win 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 circumstances such as: pets, the outdoor air quality and the number of people located in your home. It’s essential to keep on top of filter replacement not only to benefit your indoor air quality, but also because if your filter is filthy your system has to work harder.

Electrostatic Air Filters

These filters generate powerful static charges as air flows through them. This charge gathers particles that are little enough to get through replaceable filters. Typically, electrostatic filters never need to be replaced as they are washable--either by you or a professional. This is an advanced maintenance chore. This type of filter does result in more restrictive air flow, which can get bad 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 defiance 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 modern, energy efficient homes present 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 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 creates mold; too little humidity causes respiratory problems. Lennox gives 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 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 professionals at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. would love to work with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the highest standards. Call us at 903-758-0701 to speak with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home quality. Or, if it’s more convenient for you, set up an appointment with us online.