Last year, we discussed the five ways you can improve your indoor air quality in your home. While we mentioned maintaining a clean home by regularly changing your filters or using indoor plants to purify your home’s air, in this edition we are going to explain other ways to maintain optimal indoor air quality.
The following are more ways improve the quality of air in your home:
- Use an air purifier. An effective air purifier is the Lennox PureAir™ system, which eliminates everything from bacteria and dust to odors and chemical vapors. It uses a powerful MERV 16 media filter which will stop 95% of particles down to .3 microns in size. Then there is the GPS-2400, which sends out natural oxidizers which target odors and contaminants.
- Use ultraviolet lights. When it comes to eliminating microbes and mold spores, ultraviolet light emitted from UV lamps is within the “germicidal spectrum” which disrupts the DNA of microorganisms so they fail to reproduce and prevent causing harm. The spectrum isn’t harmful to humans or animals. They require little maintenance and do not use any chemicals to remove indoor pollutants.
- HEPA filters. These filters are used to block most allergens from moving through your air conditioning or heating system. However, they can be too powerful for most homes since these thick filters can cause a strain on airflow from the air handler, resulting in damage to your HVAC units. Ensure that you ask a professional HVAC technician to find out which filters are best for your systems.