When thinking about air pollution, most people consider it an outdoor environmental issue only – in reality, pollutants within your home’s indoor air are a much more serious issue! Lexington residents typically spend more time inside the home than outdoors, and contaminants within indoor air can be far more concentrated than those outside; inside, you’re exposed to more pollutants for longer periods of time. Poor indoor air quality can leave you with nasty short-term symptoms, and long-term exposure has the potential to create devastating long-term health issues.
Reduce the health risks posed by poor indoor air quality in your Lexington home – these HVAC solutions help homeowners create healthier indoor environments.
Upgrade Your Furnace Filter
Your HVAC system’s air filter removes airborne contaminants as air circulates. Not all filters are created equally, though – homes equipped with air filters with a rating of MERV 1 to 8 aren’t receiving heightened protection from indoor air pollution.
Upgrading your air filter is the first line of defense when it comes to indoor air quality. MERV 9 to 12 air filters offer superior protection from everyday pollutants that affect your family’s health and comfort. They remove tiny particles down to 1 micron in size – dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold spores, car exhaust, and legionella.
There are higher rated filters available, but they aren’t necessarily ok for use with the average residential heating and air conditioning systems – always consult an HVAC professional when considering a high efficiency air filter.
Install an Air Purifier
Whole-home air purifiers offer heightened contaminant removal, extracting pollutants from the air as it circulates throughout the HVAC systems and into your home. Several different types of air purifiers exist to help homeowners target specific air quality issues.
- Mechanical air purifiers move air through filters to pull contaminants out of your air supply. HEPA filter air purifiers remove as much as 99.97 percent of airborne pollutants sized 0.3 microns and up.
- Electronic air purifiers extract pollutants using electrostatic charge, removing contaminants from the air and depositing them elsewhere.
- Ultraviolet air purifiers neutralize pollutants using ultraviolet light energy. They are effective in treating mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses, reducing your family’s exposure and controlling reoccurrence.
Air Quality Specialists Offer Expert Assistance
If you’re in need of solutions to clean the air in your Lexington home, work with an indoor air quality specialist for effective solutions that offer the best value. Climate Control’s indoor air quality specialists analyze the air quality within your home to identify pollutants affecting your household. This allows us to pair you with the most effective air purification options for your unique air quality needs, which work properly with your home’s HVAC system to avoid hindering its performance.
Contact Climate Control today to eradicate airborne contaminants from your home, creating a better indoor environment for your loved ones.