Around this time of the year in Kansas City, we start to feel the temperatures creep up, making the air a bit uncomfortable. Sometimes we open the windows to air out our homes, but then we have to worry about the air quality. Keep air pollutants out of your home with some of City Wide Heating & Cooling’s indoor air quality solutions.

A Standard Air Filter Works – Sort Of

A lot of homeowners have a 1” filter for their heating and air conditioning system. These filters typically were standard on systems that were installed years ago. They do filter out some of the air, but really only capture about 10% of what is in your home.

For the most part, this type of filter is capturing larger dust particles, but is not necessarily the best when it comes to allergens and other airborne particles. Fortunately, there are other options if you want to upgrade your air filtration, especially if you suffer from allergies or other health problems.

Take Your Air Quality Up A Notch With a 4-Inch Air Filter

If you want more than the standard filtration, City Wide also offers a 4” pleated filter system called the RAPAK4. This is our most economical filter because it typically only needs replacing twice a year, and it captures up to 85% of floating pollutant particles. This filter starts to collect more of the smaller particles that come from airborne allergens and mold.

Not only is this filter more effective at cleaning the air inside of your home, but it also helps your HVAC system perform more efficiently. This can save you money on energy costs and protect your system from breakdowns.

For more money and energy saving tips read this blog post: Top 8 Tips to Save Money on Energy Bills While You’re on Vacation.

Get The Best Possible Air Quality With an Air Purifier

For the cleanest and healthiest air quality, City Wide offers Carrier Air Purification Systems. They are ideal for homes with allergy concerns, those susceptible to airborne germs, and the effects of mold, pollen, pets and more. Our best selling system is the Infinity Air Purifier. It has been proven to kill 99% of germs in the air within 24 hours, including the flu, bacteria, or fungi.

For more information on City Wide Heating & Cooling indoor air quality services go to our website.