Fight Back Against Dust & Allergens in Your Home

Posted on June 13, 2017

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Lubbock’s windy weather can be much more than an annoyance. It can be a health hazard. The wind carries dust, dirt, and pollen—all of which can contribute to unhealthy indoor air quality. Thank goodness Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric is ready, willing, and able to help deal with all kinds of air pollution.

Indoor air quality is really a quality of life issue. For many allergy and asthma sufferers, dust and dirt in the air means not being able to breathe properly. The results are sleepless nights making it nearly impossible to be productive at work the next day.

The first step in solving the problem is calling Armstrong for an air quality test. Our experts will come into your home with the AirAdvice For Homes™ Monitor. Armstrong even offers the test of your indoor air quality at no cost with every no-obligation HVAC system replacement estimate.

The next step is using the tools Armstrong has to clean the air and solve any problems we find.

Air Purification:

Armstrong features whole-house air purifiers by Lennox and AprilAire. Unlike portable units, these are installed as part of your heating and cooling systems. They effectively remove dust and polluted air from the entire home.

HEPA:

Lennox also offers the hospital-grade HEPA filtration system. It can remove even the smallest particles and bacteria.

PureAir:

This is the Cadillac of the Lennox air purification systems. Many filter out particles. Some control germs and odors. Only the PureAir™ system takes on all three types of indoor air pollutants.

Electronic Air Cleaner (EAC):

This is from AprilAire, and unlike some other systems, it’s running all the time. Not just when the heating and cooling systems are on. You control how often it operates up to 4 times an hour.

We all know about the massive dust storms common in West Texas, but it’s not the only time we have to worry about indoor air quality.

Dust Control Tips

  • Keep your vacuum cleaner’s filters clean
  • When buying furniture consider buying leather or vinyl-covered, which is easier to clean and does not collect significant dust
  • If remodeling, choose hardwood or laminate flooring
  • Beat the rugs at least once a month and vacuum curtains and carpets regularly
  • Use doormats to capture the dirt when entering home and take shoes off
  • Clean the blades of your ceiling fans
  • Eliminate extra clutter in rooms, which collects dust and makes dust cleaning more difficult

The dust and allergens are present all the time unless there is a system in place to control them. Think of your lungs like a bucket. The effects of allergens are cumulative. You may be able to go for days, weeks, maybe even months without symptoms. But when your “bucket” gets full, the symptoms will return.

Call Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric to find out how we can improve your indoor air quality and keep your “bucket” from filling up with allergens. Even in dusty West Texas.

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