Is the air in your home really as clean as it could be? Even if you change the filter of your HVAC system regularly, you may not be getting the air filtration you need to keep everyone in your home healthy and comfortable. If you call on indoor air quality experts, like the friendly people at AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning, you may find out about new air filtration options that can help improve your living conditions and give you peace of mind.
Your HVAC system came with a mechanical air filter to trap particles and prevent them from entering through the ducts and recirculating through the home. If you continue to rely on the same type of standard air filter you were given initially, you may be missing out on an opportunity to clean the air every time you run your heater or air conditioner. Look for the MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) on a new filter, and try choosing a filter with a MERV of 12 or greater. These are effective at removing smaller particles than a standard filter, and can eliminate mold spores, dusting aids, pollen, and lead dust.
Electronic Air Cleaners
For advanced protection in the home, try installing an electronic air cleaner as well. These are recommended for people with respiratory problems like allergies and asthma, as they remove very fine particles from the air. There are two types of electronic air cleaner: an electrostatic precipitator and an ion generator. The former sucks in air to charge particles so that they stick to metal plates with an opposite charge, which must be cleaned every few months. An ion generator charges particles in the air instead so they cling to surfaces like the walls and drapes rather than circulating in the air.
UV Germicidal Lights
People who are at risk for illness due to immune system disorders might also consider UV germicidal lights as an option for filtration. These are installed in the ducts and can sterilize and kill bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms so they no longer pose a threat to your health.
Call AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning to learn more about the best options for your indoor air quality in Jeffersontown today.