The importance of your indoor air quality cannot be overestimated. The Environmental Protection Agency rates poor indoor air quality as one of the most critical health risks present today. While we often hear through various media of smog and outdoor pollution, our indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than the outdoor air, mainly due to the lack of wind and rain, and other atmospheric fluctuations. The design of our modern homes, while energy efficient, is often ill-equipped to handle the ventilation needs of good air quality. For that reason, York has developed one of the best air cleaners on the market. The Affinity™ Series whole home air cleaner allows you to remove dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and pet dander from your home safely and effectively. In this post, we’d like to explain how our air cleaners work so that you can stay informed about your home improvement options. For comprehensive air conditioning and indoor air quality services, call your local New Jersey York dealer today!
So, how do air cleaners work? Unlike portable units, which would have to be placed throughout your home to be truly effective, a whole house air cleaner is integrated directly into your central heating and cooling system, often sitting in the threshold between your air handler and the ductwork that runs throughout your home. This allows it to remove contaminants comprehensively. The more your air circulates through the cleaner during the cooling season, the more you benefit from its ability to capture dust and other airborne organisms.
There are two basic options. The Affinity™ media air cleaner is great for seasonal allergy sufferers, for those concerned about airborne mold spores, dander, as well as energy efficiency. With a MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) 10 filter, you’ll be able to capture particles from 1 to 3 microns, which means that it will easily handle most dust, pollen and mold spores. A MERV 13 filter removes bacteria and tiny virus particles from 0.3 to 1 microns at a 75% capture rate. For customers who are particularly sensitive to airborne virus, bacteria or mold spores, with tobacco smoke, or for homeowners who want a more advanced and comprehensive air cleaning solution, look no further than the Affinity™ Premium Hybrid Electronic Air Cleaner, which removes 80& of indoor virus-sized particles, 94% of airborne dust, and 99% of allergens and mold spores.
When you’re ready to take indoor air quality seriously, call your local New Jersey York dealer for comprehensive home comfort solutions!