Improving Air Quality
February 5, 2021Back to All Articles
From dust particles and bacteria, to allergens and mold, the air in your home can be filled with things we do not want to be breathing in. Modern homes do a better job at keeping the outside air out, but they also keep contaminants inside. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air indoors, where we spend as much as 90 percent of our time, can be more polluted than the downtown area of your city!
The first line of defense against airborne contaminants is to keep a house clean and well ventilated. Regular vacuuming and dusting gets rid of dust mites, pet dander, and tracked-in allergens. A vacuum with a HEPA-filter traps smaller particles that other vacuums exhaust back into the air.
For sensitive people or those who suffer from allergies, that may not be enough. That is where air filters and purifiers come in.
The most efficient way to filter household air is through your home’s forced-air heating or central air-conditioning system. HVAC filters are built into the return-air ductwork, trapping particles as air passes through. When not properly maintained, HVAC systems can become breeding grounds for mold, which is why we recommend regular checks.
Trane has designed an air purifying system like no other. Standard air cleaners have filters that are very dense, so they stop the dust by trapping it in a slightly porous filter. The fewer the pores, the more dust it can trap. However, this not only stops the dust and dirt, but it also stops the air from moving as well. So, you may not be as comfortable, and less air is cleaned efficiently. This is called pressure drop. The revolutionary Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner has the lowest pressure drop with the highest efficiency possible.