How to Protect Your Family With Improved Indoor Air Quality
As the fall and winter seasons approach, everyone is probably a little more worried about illnesses this year as the coronavirus pandemic continues to make the news. Although we can’t predict the future, we can make strides to protect ourselves from viruses and bacteria, and other indoor air quality pollutants. According to the World Health Organization, exposure to indoor air pollutants may lead to many adverse health issues from respiratory illnesses to other injuries.
Our team at Great Dane wants to arm you with the tools you need to protect your family this autumn and beyond.
Use Quality Air Filters
Although you and all Clinton Township homeowners should be changing the air filter in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system every three to six months, making the switch to a higher quality air filter can go a long way to protecting your family.
Pay attention to the minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) of the filters you buy. Filters are rated on the MERV scale from one to 16. The higher the number, the better the filtration. HEPA air filters can remove up to 99.97 percent of particles that are 0.3 microns or larger, which means things like dust, pollen, and mold spores can be trapped away from your family, keeping your indoor air cleaner and healthier.
Keep HVAC System Well-Maintained
If you think about how much work we ask our HVAC systems to do day in and day out, it’s quite staggering. As your furnace or heat pump warms your Michigan home in the winter and your air conditioner cools things down in the summer, a great deal of air circulation is involved. All this air is moving through your equipment, your home’s air ducts, and around your home.
One way to ensure that your system is operating properly is by scheduling a routine maintenance appointment at the beginning of every heating and cooling season. Our trained professionals will come out and clean, inspect, and tune-up your furnace or heat pump before the winter sets in. We will also inspect your ducts, to be sure no leaks are allowing conditioned air out and dirty air in. During this maintenance service, your HVAC system will be cleaned up to not only improve your air quality, but to boost your system’s efficiency and lifespan as well.
Consider Room Air Purifiers
A wide variety of air purifiers, cleaners, and scrubbers are available on the market today. Different technologies tackle different pollutants. HEPA filters trap larger and small particles within a pleated fiberglass filter. Ultraviolet technology has been adapted from hospitals and health care settings to kill viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens in the home. Carbon filters can help remove odors from cooking, smoke or chemicals., The latest ion-based technology can send out ions to attach to particles in order to make them heavier and easier to clean or filter.
Some air purifiers may contain one, two or all of these air purifying technologies. Based on your needs and the need of your family, we can help you select the right piece of equipment.
Install In-Duct Air Purifier
Although room air purifiers can do an excellent job of improving indoor air for specific rooms, you may want to consider installing an in-duct air purifier that will help boost the quality of the air throughout your entire home.
Check out our award-winning REME HALO whole-home in-duct air purifier, which uses s dual ionizers and zinc ions to purify the air. This next-generation indoor air quality technology is designed to purify all the air your central air conditioning system can reach. It is designed to remove particulates, microbials, and gases including pollen, mold sports, dander, dust, and viruses—including MRSA, e-coli, and Norwalk. Odors from cooking, pets, and dirty laundry are also removed.
Do You Have Questions About Indoor Air Quality Solutions?
Contact our professional team at Great Dane in Clinton Township, MI for more information about protecting your family by improving your indoor air quality. Call 586.790.2604 or contact us online today.