Have you noticed an increase in indoor air pollution? Are you sneezing frequently or struggling with a cough that never seems to leave? Dust collecting throughout the home includes a combination of dander, microplastics, pollen, mold, dust mites, bacteria, viruses and smoke, all of which are known to increase health problems. Keeping the home clean and properly ventilated can make a difference in helping everyone in the home breathe cleaner, fresh air. Clean air also helps with removing odors and improves the comfort of your home.
Air filters are considered a separate filtration system from your HVAC system. Air filters keep the air throughout the entire house clean whereas the filter in your HVAC system maintains the cleanliness within that system. There are many different types of air filters for homes and are proficient in keeping the air clean and fresh all the time. It’s important to choose the right one to fit your needs. It is also possible to have a filter too strong or too weak for your current system and having a professional opinion from our filtration experts at R & D Heating and Air can ensure you have the best one for your home.
Media Air Filters
Mechanical air filters, often called media air filters, are designed to last longer than a standard air filter and are a great first line of defense. Media air purifiers can trap small particles by cleaning the air that is sent through the return-air ductwork. Specialty media air filters include HEPA filters, activated charcoal or carbon filters, or charged media filters. Media air cleaners can remove pollutants and allergens from the air, and the replacement filters are affordable. There are many advantages to using these over traditional air filters including the fact that they are more effective, and they can trap all sizes of particles even if they are very small. They are also able to capture airborne particle where traditional filters cannot.
Standard Air Filter
HVAC systems include a basic air filtration system to prevent dust and contaminants from clogging the blower motor, and reducing the amount of contaminants circulating through the air. Furnace filters can quickly clog with dust, causing the furnace to be overworked and certain particles can get through the filter as it cannot block microscopic particles if it is clogged. A pleated air filter is designed to last up to three months and tends to do a better job against pet dander and pollen compared to a fiberglass air filter.
A UV filter will destroy several germs and bacteria in the home by zapping airborne bacteria when it is pushed through the ductwork. UV filters are attached directly to the ductwork as it pushes through the furnace filter and into the home. Bacteria and viruses are eliminated with UV lights installed directly into the ductwork, purifying the air that is pushed throughout the home. They eliminate not only new viruses and diseases that may enter the home but also prevents reinfection. Additionally, the lights remove harmful compounds present in the home from the furniture, floors, and wallpaper. A UV light filter has been proven to destroy harmful contaminants and is one of the easiest methods to keep the air in your home safe. UV filters also have the ability to kill bacteria and mold which can be harmful to the health of your and your family.
Why Do I Need An Air Filter In My Home
Improving the air quality in your home can be very helpful in improving the overall comfort of everyone living there. Some benefits of an indoor filtration system you’ll notice are:
- Sleeping better
- Reduced allergy and asthma symptoms
- Lower energy costs
- Fewer odors
- Unrestricted breathing
- Less moisture in the air
In short, air filters increase the ventilation within the home so the same air isn’t being circulated for days or even weeks on end. R&D Heating and Air will help you determine the best whole-home air filtration system for your home. Contact our Roy, UT HVAC team today to schedule an appointment, 801-436-5213!