Improving Air Quality
July 5, 2018Back 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.
It’s a fact that modern homes do a better job of keeping the outside air out of your house thanks to their higher-quality insulation. But that, unfortunately, means that houses can keep more contaminants inside than you may expect. 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! With this fact in mind, the air in your home obviously can’t be good for your long-term health, or anyone who lives with you.
The first line of defence against airborne contaminants is to keep your house clean and well-ventilated. Doing so by regularly vacuuming and dusting helps to get rid of dust mites and tracked-in allergens. If you have pets, pet dander is an additional contaminant that needs to be filtered out. Using a vacuum with a HEPA filter makes sure that the smaller particles are trapped. Other vacuums can release them back into the air through their exhaust.
For people with sensitivities or those who suffer from allergies, regularly vacuuming and dusting 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 mould, which is why we recommend regular checks.
Trane has designed an air purifying system like no other. Standard air cleaners have very dense filters, so they stop the dust by trapping it in a slightly porous filter. The fewer the pores, the more dust and dirt it can trap. But this can stop the air from properly flowing through your home and keeping you at a comfortable temperature, a condition called pressure drop. It also means that less air is cleaned efficiently. Your home’s air could still be full of contaminates, even with the addition of a standard air cleaner.
That’s why the revolutionary Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner has the lowest pressure drop with the highest efficiency possible.