The air inside your home may be as much as 100 times more polluted than the air outside. Indoor pollutants may include pollen, dust, pet hair and dander, dust mites, mold spores, bacteria and viruses. New construction inadvertently contributes to the problem of indoor air pollution because the new homes are typically built tighter and better insulated than ever. While the homeowner enjoys the benefits of this tight construction, they may also suffer some consequences of pollutants being trapped in the home. If a consumer uses a standard 1″ throwaway furnace filter, it isn’t doing much to help manage indoor air pollution. That type of filter only captures 5-15% of airborne particles, which leaves a whole lot of it still floating in the air.
A high-quality air filter can make a big difference in indoor air quality. At Jerry Kelly, we recommend the AprilAire aa4400 filter. These high-performance air cleaners remove 97% of pollen, airborne dust and other large particles. The maintenance is simple; the filter only needs replacing once a year. An added benefit of the air filter is that it not only reduces the dust within your home; it will remove dust that would normally accumulate in the blower compartment or air conditioning coil. This will diminish wear and tear on your heating and air conditioning equipment, and less wear and tear equals a longer life for that equipment.
When most people spend up to 70% of their time inside their home, indoor air quality is important. Jerry Kelly Heating and Air Conditioning wants to help you have a comfortable home, as well as a healthy home. Contact our office for more information about the AprilAire aa4400 filter. We service St. Charles county as well as St. Peters, Wentzville, O’Fallon, Creve Coeur, West County, and the surrounding area.
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