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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality

Nov 10, 2017 | Blog

Let’s talk about clean air. There are so many different air filtration products out there that it can be confusing as to which ones suit your home’s needs. We broke down the different filtration options currently available on the market to help figure out what’s best for your family’s home.

For starters, there are two main types of filtration: physical and biological. To achieve a truly complete air filtration system, your home needs a combination of both physical and biological filtration.

Physical Filtration

Physical filtration is what collects spores, dust, particulates, hair, pollen, and pet dander. These products range from standard air filters to in-room appliances and whole-house air cleaners.

Trane CleanEffects

cleaneffects-lg-e1510583361386The Trane CleanEffects Air Cleaner uses breakthrough air cleaning technology to remove up to an astounding 99.98% of airborne allergens from the air that passes through the filter. It catches particles as small as .1 micron, making it 8 times more effective than even the best HEPA room filters, and up to 100 times more effective than a standard 1-inch filter. Plus, it’s Certified Asthma & Allergy Friendly!

Trane Media Filters

Trane-Media-FilterTrane 5-inch media filters clean 100% of the air passing through, and are up to 15 times more effective than a disposable 1-inch filter. Additionally, they clean the air in your home without reducing air flow and are easy to replace.

Filter Frame And Pad

filter frame and padThese custom filter frames and pads can be ordered for any size, making them an option for any home. With the reusable frame, the disposable pads can be replaced easily and inexpensively.

Standard 1” Pleated Filters

standard pleated filtersThese are the most common type of filters. Pleated filters are simply filters that have been folded to make them look like an accordion. This gives the filter more surface area to catch dirt, dust and some allergens, depending upon the type of filter used.

Biological Filtration

Biological filtration removes and prevents microbes such as viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and allergens. These products use UV lighting to remove the biological particles.

UltraVation Trane UV Kit

trane uv kitSpecifically designed for the Trane Hyperion Air Handler, this system keeps your system’s coil and pan free of biological growth while leaving the performance of your air handler unaffected.


APCOThe Fresh-Aire UV APCO is designed to help reduce airborne odor, toxic chemical vapors, germs and mold in your home. The APCO (Advanced PhotoCalytic Oxidation) system represents an entirely new type of air purifier. This combination of germicidal UV light and activated carbon cells inside APCO make it uniquely effective at reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air without producing any harmful ozone. VOCs cause odors and include toxic chemical vapors, such as formaldehyde and toluene.

AHU Series 1

AHU SeriesThe Fresh-Aire UV AHU Series 1 germicidal UV light system for central air systems features a robust design, durable construction, and water-resistant components. Power supply is sealed for mounting in wet locations. This series keeps air cooling coils and interior surfaces free of mold, and prevents slime build up in the drain pan while killing airborne mold, bacteria and viruses.

Blue-Tube UV

blue tube uvThe Blue-Tube UV is the simple and complete choice for germicidal UV light for HVAC applications. Powerful UV-C light kills germs continuously in the air and on surfaces inside the air system. It’s most popular because of its reliability, ease of installation, innovative features, and quality components.

Go Ahead And Get Set Up!

To achieve a truly complete air filtration system, it’s clear your home needs both physical and biological filtration. To get set up with clean indoor air go ahead and give us a call at 941-778-0773 to schedule an appointment, or to ask any questions you may have about different products and options. Our customer service reps would me more than happy to help you!

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