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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 inside to avoid the pollen, you likely have indoor allergens to contend with as well. Luckily, Branson HVAC, LLC has the tools to help you win the battle against allergens and help improve 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 factors such as: pets, the outdoor air conditions 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 messy your system has to work harder.

Electrostatic Air Filters

These filters generate powerful static charges as air passes through them. This charge gathers particles that are small 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 type of filter does result in more restrictive 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 greater surface area and lower resistance to air-flow. These filters have the highest efficiencies (or MERV ratings), which means it discards more of the small particles from the air flow. Some also have activated carbon fibers which offset odors.

Germicidal Lights

Our current, energy efficient homes provide a breeding ground for the growth of mold and bacteria that infuse with the air we breathe. Ultraviolet light kills 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 happen 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 handles 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 professionals at Branson HVAC, LLC would love to work with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the best standards. Call us at 417-544-4430 to speak with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home comfort. Or, if it’s more convenient for you, set up an appointment with us online.