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Air Quality & The Importance of Filters

Published on March 27th, 2020

If you’ve never considered the importance of the air that you breathe in on a daily basis, now is your sign to begin paying attention! With 2019-2020’s flu season spiraling out of control, it’s important to take note of how you can improve the indoor air quality in your home to create an overall healthier environment.

Fast Facts About Indoor Air Quality

Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency consistently ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top environmental dangers that we face on a daily basis? In fact, the EPA estimates that indoor air has 5x the number of pollutants as outdoor air. Finally, pediatric asthma rates have jumped to 72 percent, and asthma in the U.S. is ranked as one of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S.

Part of our HVAC services in Schaumburg and surrounding areas includes educating and implementing solutions to poor indoor air quality. For example, your furnace plays a big role in determining your home’s air quality, as 100 percent of the air in your home passes through your furnace 4-6 times every hour. Yes, you read that correctly, every hour! Our team at Blue Frost Heating & Cooling wants to make it as easy as possible to improve your indoor air quality, which is why we bundle air quality products with other parts of your system.

Products to Consider

We offer a variety of products to help your home function at its healthiest! First, you’ll want to make sure that you consistently change your home’s air filter to catch dust and debris from circulating throughout your home. You should aim to change the filter at least once a month, especially if you have pets in your home. Other products to consider include:

  • The Aprilaire Ventilation Control System: This product targets your entire home and ensures the freshness in the air circulating through every room. It removes stale, unwanted and contaminated air and replaces it with clean air. Plus, it reduces germs, odors, moisture problems and damaging pollutants such as radon and VOCs.
  • Trane Clean Effects Air Purifier: This particular air purifier catches up to 99.89 percent of pollutants and it kills airborne germs and viruses that are on your home’s surfaces. This purifier is also 100 times more effective than a standard 1” filter. As an added bonus, there are no paper filters required for this purifier, ultimately reducing the number of filters that end up in landfills!
  • The Aprilaire 1210 Air Cleaner: If you’re looking for a system to capture dust particles, this is it! This cleaner captures particles with a MERV rating of 13 and is extremely quiet, producing no zapping noises.

Breathe easier thanks to some of the incredible products that we offer! Not only do we offer HVAC service in Schaumburg, but we are committed to helping you and your family live your healthiest and happiest lives! For more questions about how to breathe easier, please get in touch with our team today!


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