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 dispute with as well. Luckily, Gordon Air Conditioning 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 changed 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 quality and the number of people residing in your home. It’s imperative to keep on top of filter replacement not only to benefit 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 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 open-ended maintenance chore. This style 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 crimped like an accordion, which allows for larger surface area and lower friction 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 increase of mold and bacteria that mix 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 problems that form from having either too much, or too little humidity in your home. Too much humidity creates mold; too little humidity causes respiratory problems. Lennox offers 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 combat all three types of indoor pollutants: airborne particles, germs and bacteria, and chemical odors and vapors.

The experts at Gordon Air Conditioning would love to collaborate with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the top-quality standards. Call us at 850-682-5509 to work with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home comfort. Or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online.

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