Wondering How To Combat Cincinnati Summer Allergies? Look To These Air Quality Solutions
by Greg Leisgang on August 8, 2012
Posted in: Indoor Air Quality
For many, summer means long days spent outdoors. But those who suffer from summer allergies may want to hide indoors until pollen season is over. Your Cincinnati home can be your safe haven at this time of year, but only if the indoor air quality is up to par. However, in many homes the indoor air may be even more polluted than the outside. Here are some air quality solutions to consider that can help you breathe easier.
A whole-house air-filtration system is a great weapon to use in the war against summer allergies. These units, such as Trane's Clean Effects, clean and circulate the air, while removing up to 99.9 percent of airborne particles, such as dander, pollen and mold – all known allergens.
Air conditioner filter
Not all filters are created equal. Pay attention to the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) number of your filter, and consider upgrading it if you suffer from summer allergies. Filters get MERV ratings from 1 to 16, so be sure to choose a filter that can strike the proper balance between filtration and airflow. Experts recommend a rating of between 5 and 8 for most homes. If you wish to go higher, give us a call to inspect your HVAC system to ensure compatibility.
HEPA filtration system
A High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) system, can work in conjunction with your existing HVAC system to provide you with cleaner air. The supply air drawn in to the ductwork and passed through your A/C is further cleaned by the HEPA system before being blown out as conditioned air. Depending on the MERV rating (somewhere between 17 and 20 on a scale of 1 to 20), it can remove up to 99 percent of airborne particles.
For more air quality solutions that can help alleviate summer allergies, give us a call at Tri-County Heating & Cooling. With more than 40 years of service in Butler County and the Greater Cincinnati area, it’s easy to see why so many customers rely on us for their HVAC needs.