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Winter is here and that means cold and flu season! Keeping your air at home clean will help you breath easier! There are some simple steps, recommended by health.com, you can take around the house to help keep your air clean.

Ditch the Logs
Avoid wood-burning fire places. Yes, we know, nothing sets the mood like a fire, but they produce particles that can get into your lungs and make it harder to breath. Any type of smoke inhalant is not good for you, period.

Take those Cigarettes Outside
You do not need to be inhaling cigarette smoke or letting others in you home do the same. Once again, smoke inhalation is not good!

Keep those Dust Mites Out
Changing your sheets at least once a week and using bed-bug proof pillow cases will help eliminate dust mites that burrow in your mattress and sheets. Dust mites can trigger asthma attacks and allergies.

Filter Your Air
An air filter can reduce the amount of air particles that get into your lungs drastically. Also, remember to change your air filter often so it is working as efficiently as possible.

Ventilation System
A good ventilation system in your bathrooms and bedrooms can help reduce mold and mildew buildup. Also, since dust mites like humidity, try keeping your humidity levels low with a dehumidifier.

Check Your Stove
Make sure you have a good ventilation system on your stove. Even a gas stove can be a problem for people with lung issues. Make sure you have your gas stove checked so that the minimum amount of gas is escaping.

Take these simple steps to help improve the quality of air you are breathing in everyday, especially if you have issues with your lungs. Let the new year bring in a healthier and cleaner home!

Choosing an air filter isn’t really as easy as going to your local hardware store and picking up the right size. You want to take a few things into consideration. Where is the filter? are you worried about keeping your equipment clean? OR…are you trying to keep the air quality in your home as healthy and clean as possible?

Air filter by AJC1, on FlickrLow to middle rated air filters will keep your equipment clean but have low dust removal ratings as well. These are the typical panel filters (pleated or not) and they usually have a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) of less than 12. MERV ranges from 1-16 and obviously the higher the rating, the better the performance.

High efficiency filters do cost more but they also perform better and are generally higher on the MERV scale. Keep in mind that LEED builders use filters with a minimum MERV rating of 13.

Whichever filter you choose, remember to replace it once a month. Some of the higher efficiency filters can be cleaned with warm water and soap and reused. Make sure to factor that into your cost.

And why do you care about it?

Trane has taken clean air to a whole new level to make your home a better place for living. Trane CleanEffects uses patented break through technology which has been performance verified by professors from the Harvard School of Public Health. This sytem removes more airborne allergens from your home than any other system, about 100 times that of a standard filter!

How does it work? Click here Trane CleanEffects

Serious about keeping your air clean…we are too! That’s why we use Trane products here at Casteel Heating and Cooling! Call us today for more information!