Active families move around a lot, and a variety of toxins and pollutants are brought into the home on a daily basis. This includes dirt, pollen, mold spores, smoke, dust, fungi and dander. To keep the air inside your home healthy, it is important to adopt an indoor air quality strategy that includes:
- Filtration: Filters are vital for eliminating airborne contaminants and keeping critical HVAC components clean. A filter’s efficiency is rated according to its Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV), which is a measurement of the quantity and size of contaminants a filter captures. For most systems, a filter with a minimum MERV 7 rating is recommended.
- Ventilation: Mechanical ventilators compensate for tight perimeters by introducing a specific quantity of fresh air into the living area on a continuous basis.
- UV Germicidal Lamps: Fungi, mold and other contaminants thrive in the dirty and moist recesses of your HVAC equipment. A UV lamp inserted into the A-coil will kill harmful organisms and eliminate certain noxious gasses.
Air Humidifiers: Proper humidity levels are critical for maintaining healthy indoor air and maximizing comfort. A central humidifier will help prevent wood from cracking and lessen the effects of dry skin.