12. 9. 2019
Written by: Metro Air
The holiday season is here! In addition to shopping, hosting holiday parties, and making travel plans, it’s important to keep indoor air quality at the forefront of your mind. Winter weather influences your indoor air quality and there are ways to improve it.
How can you keep the air you breathe clean this winter?
#1: Keep the inside space as clean as possible.
Dust regularly and vacuum (with a HEPA filter, if possible) often. This helps reduce airborne pollutants like pollen, mold, and dust mites from building up. Use non-toxic cleaning products as often as possible and if you do need to use harsh chemicals, ensure that your windows are open, and the area is ventilated well.
#2: Check your ductwork.
The ductwork in your home plays an important job to bring warm air inside. However, dirt and debris can easily accumulate and it’s transferred inside. Make sure your air ducts are cleaned and sealed.
#3: Change/clean your air filters.
The filters in your heating system are the first to keep you protected from indoor air contaminants. When the heat is running continuously during the winter, it’s especially important to make sure the filters are cleaned or replaced regularly. In addition to helping provide clean air to your home, maintained air filters also help with energy efficiency and can help prolong the life of your system.
#4: Install an air purification system.
These systems will help keep you and your family healthy all year long. They are easily installed alongside your existing heating and cooling system and can make a difference immediately. Here’s more info about our most popular air purification system:
Evolution® Perfect Air ™ Purifier:
This system is incredibly efficient and will clean air in your home in seconds. One of the best features is the Capture and Kills™ technology that catches up to 99% airborne germs, viruses, bacteria and mold, then zaps them with an electrical charge to eradicate them.
The indoor air you breathe is oftentimes dirtier than outside air. As winter begins, focus on what you can do to keep the air you breathe as clean as possible. Contact us today to get a new, energy efficient heating system installed or to talk to us about how we can help with indoor air quality solutions!
12. 4. 2019
Written by: Metro Air
We regularly hear the same question: how often should furnace filters be replaced or cleaned? This is one of the best and easiest ways you can protect your heating system. It also significantly improves your indoor air quality. Here are some factors that impact how often you change your filter.
There are a variety of household factors that contribute to dirty air filters. These include:
- Dust in the home
- Smoking inside the home
- Keeping the heating on continuously
If any of the above hold true for your family, you should change the filter more often, at least every two months. If you use an air purifier, you will need to change the filters more often. That’s because they trap pollutants to prevent them from being circulated in your home. We offer air purification systems that work alongside your existing heating system. They utilize unique technology that capture and kill up to 99% of any harmful particles. This is especially beneficial for people that live with chronic allergies or asthma.
If you see a thin layer of dirt on the filter, you can probably wait a bit longer to replace it. However, if you see a thick layer of dirt or debris and you can’t see the filter underneath it, it’s time to replace it. Visual checks every 3 to 4 weeks will help you keep an eye on how it looks and when you might need to replace it.
Our team at Metro Air Heating & Cooling understands how important your comfort is We believe indoor air quality matters. If you have questions on your furnace filter replacement frequency or you’d like to discuss new heating system or air purification system options, we can help with that too! Contact us today!