The Unfiltered Blog

December 27, 2016

Making a resolution for cleaner air

By Chuck Gassmann, CEO
 
With 2017 rapidly approaching, we’re all thinking about our resolutions for the upcoming year. If keeping a cleaner home is on your list, don’t overlook your indoor air quality. Dirt, dust mites, mold, spores, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens are all threats to the quality of your home’s air and, in turn, your comfort. Luckily, there are some simple changes you can make to improve the air you and your family breathe. Follow these tips to have cleaner air by the start of 2017.
 
Before I tell you how you can combat indoor pollutants, it’s important to note none of these solutions will work if the fan in your furnace system is not running. Another blog we wrote explains why you should use the fan “On” function on your thermostat over the “Auto” function. Don’t let the misconceptions fool you: Running your furnace fan continuously does not cost more or cause more wear. Now, on to the tips. 
 
1.) Invest in high-efficiency filters 
Upgrading to high-efficiency furnace filters is one of the most affordable ways to improve your indoor air quality. High-efficiency filters collect more dirt, dust, mold and pollen than standard filters if you change them monthly as directed.
 
2.) Install an air cleaner
A high-quality air cleaner will work with your current heating and cooling system to collect dust, dirt, mold, pollen and other pollutants. Bell Brothers offers the Dynamic air cleaner, which can remove up to 95 percent of particles from your home’s air. Once in place, it forms an electronic polarized-filter field that captures airborne particles as they pass through. 
 
3.) Enlist the help of an air purifier 
While air cleaners filter the air, air purifiers take it a step further and sanitize the air. Designed to reduce mold, bacteria and viruses, as well as odors, air pollutants and smoke, an air purifier can noticeably improve the air in your home. We sell an air purification accessory called the Air Knight that mounts into your existing system and uses naturally occurring peroxides to kill viruses and bacteria in the airstream. 
 
Let us help you improve the air quality in your home. To learn more, give us a call at 515-244-8911 or contact us online.