One of the most important things that you can do for your family members is to improve the condition of the air in your home. You run your air conditioning system to keep everyone in the home more comfortable, and you try to change the filter as often to filter out some of the harmful particles that move through the air. But are you really doing all you can to reduce allergens? Take a look at some of the products and services you can bring into your home to make your air a little bit healthier.
- Your HVAC filter – Most HVAC technicians recommend changing your air filter every one to three months, depending on the amount of usage your heating and air conditioning system gets. When you change your filter this time around, consider getting one with a higher MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating which will be able to eliminate even more of the most common allergens from the air.
- Air Cleaners – The standard air filter is simply unable to get rid of some of the most common allergens in the air. But separate indoor air quality products are designed to take care of much smaller particles—and more of them—including those which may not make it to your ducts. We recommend electronic and mechanical air cleaners from Trane, Lennox, and Honeywell, or the Air Scrubber Plus®, which uses UV lights in additional to electronic air cleaning technology.
- UV Germicidal Lights – Some of the most dangerous allergens in a home are living cells like bacteria, viruses, and mold. A UV germicidal light can kill and sterilize microscopic living organisms, and don’t worry—they won’t have any negative impact on the people in your home.
- Dehumidifier – A dehumidifier can eliminate excess moisture in the air, making you feel more comfortable in the summer time and creating dryer conditions which make it difficult for mold to thrive.
- Duct Repair – Leaks in the ductwork are all too common, and they keep your air conditioner running as efficiently as you’d like. And what may be worse is that a leaky duct may allow insulation and dust to infiltrate your home, irritating allergies and posing a potential health issue for anyone in the home.
Count on the experts at ACI Northwest to assess your air quality and help you find the right indoor air quality service for your family’s needs in Coeur d’Alene, ID.