How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants

May 19, 2016

How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

Spring has finally arrived! Which may not be such great news for allergy sufferers. While you’re staying inside to avoid the pollen, you likely have indoor allergens to resist with as well. Luckily, Ilten's Incorporated has the tools to help you defeat the battle against allergens and help enhance your indoor air quality.

One-inch Air Filters

One-inch filters should be rotated in your system every couple months. You may have to change them more or less often depending upon a few circumstances such as: pets, the outdoor air elements and the number of people living in your home. It’s important to keep on top of filter replacement not only to improve your indoor air quality, but also because if your filter is dirty your system has to work harder.

Electrostatic Air Filters

These filters generate strong static charges as air flows through them. This charge collects particles that are little enough to get through replaceable filters. Normally, electrostatic filters never need to be replaced as they are washable--either by you or a professional. This is an open-ended maintenance chore. This type of filter does result in more restrictive air flow, which can get bad with time and lack of maintenance.

High Efficiency Air Filters

These are normally four to five-inch-wide high efficiency pleated filters which are folded like an accordion, which allows for bigger surface area and lower defiance to air-flow. These filters have the highest efficiencies (or MERV ratings), which means it removes more of the small particles from the air flow. Some also have activated carbon fibers which offset odors.

Germicidal Lights

Our modern, energy efficient homes present a breeding ground for the increase of mold and bacteria that mix with the air we breathe. Ultraviolet light destroys the DNA of mold, spores, fungi and bacteria on the indoor coil which keep them from invading the air stream.

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

There are a number of issues that arise from having either too much, or too little humidity in your home. Too much humidity creates mold; too little humidity causes respiratory problems. Lennox provides a number of whole-home humidity solutions that will keep you satisfied and breathing easy.

Whole Home Solution

Lennox’s PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home solution that handles a high efficiency carbon filter and photocatalytic oxidation to fight all three types of indoor pollutants: airborne particles, germs and bacteria, and chemical odors and vapors.

The team at would love to collaborate with you and keep the air quality in your home up to the top-quality standards. Call us at 319-208-3295 to work with one of our indoor air quality specialists if you have any questions about your home quality.