Indoor Air Quality
Nowadays consumers have many options for keeping the air inside their homes clean. There are throwaway filters, solid media filters and electronic filters to add to your existing system, as well as UV light systems, that can make the air in your home clean and pristine. But how do you choose, and which option is right for you?
You Have Options
Air quality is one of the most important factors you will address in your home. The air blowing through your furnace can contain dust, allergens, pet dander, hair and other irritants that affect the health of you and your family. There are four main options for improving the air quality in your home:
Throwaway Filters – These are the standard, big box, one-inch, three dollar filters. They do very little for indoor air quality and must be replaced, depending on the conditions in your home, about once every two months. The perks? They protect your furnace at a low price.
Solid Media Filters – These filters are also disposable, but they catch more dust, dander and allergens. Some are even HEPA certified. Most solid media filters only need to be replaced once every six months, while some can even last for up to a year.
Electronic Filters – Electronic filters provide the best indoor air quality filtration, and they’re reusable. They are more expensive at the outset, but slightly reduce heating bills. They only have to be bought once, saving money over the long run. They do, however, need to be cleaned once a month to maintain proper functionality.
Another option for indoor air quality is adding an ultraviolet light system to your furnace. Moisture is a breeding ground for bacteria, mold and germs, all of which can be found in the air of average homes and office buildings. This is where sickness tends to start and spread. UV systems send ultraviolet light into the ductwork and kill anything and everything that might be lurking in your air.
Guardian Air RGF – The system we recommend is the Guardian Air RGF. In addition to ultraviolet light, the system sends particles into the home, killing germs, mold and bacteria. Additionally, the Guardian Air RGF nearly eliminates odor in the home and zaps dust into thin air. It’s like getting a Cadillac for the price of a Ford.
Think Levine & Sons!
For all of your air cleaning needs, think Levine & Sons. All of our technicians are NATE certified, delivering Red Carpet™ under a name you know and trust.
When you call Levine & Sons, we get the job done right the first time.