Indoor air quality is important all year, but it seems to be at the top of everyone’s mind right now. There are a few steps you can take to ensure that the air your breathing is clean and healthy.
Use High-Efficiency Media Air Cleaners
The furnace filter collects contaminants and prevents it from spreading throughout the home. If the filter is not regularly changed, it can strain the system and allow pollutants to circulate in your house. However, not all filters are made equally.
MERV (Minimum Efficiency Rating Value) is the standard that rates the overall effectiveness of air filters based on denseness. Filters are rated between a range of 1 and 16, with 1 being the least dense and 16 being the densest. Lower MERV filters only catch the largest particles, allowing smaller contaminants such as viruses and bacteria to pass through. High-Efficiency Media Air Cleaners, like those sold from Five Seasons, are MERV 11rated, removing airborne contaminants down to 0.3 microns. These types of filters help protect and prolong the operating efficiency of the heating and cooling equipment, improve indoor air quality and can last up to one year.
Install an Air Purification System
Another way to ensure that your indoor air is clean and healthy is to install a whole-home air purification system. These systems usually mount on the return air portion of the air handling system and use the existing duct network in your home to deliver clean air to every room.
Systems like the Amaircare use three different filters. the foam prefilter captures large particulate and VOCs. The second stage HEPA filter traps harmful and irritating particulate while the third stage carbon VOC filter locks in place and chemical and gas pollution.
Indoor air quality is more important than ever before. If you’d like to learn more about how to improve your indoor air quality, don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re always happy to answer any questions.
HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. has been serving Hamilton and the surrounding area for over 70 years. We’re fully committed to providing the best quality service for all our customers on every service call.