Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Hurricane
An air filter is an essential HVAC component for performance and comfort—but it’s regularly forgotten.
Indoor air quality can influence your family’s health, especially if there’s someone in your Hurricane household with allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can worsen symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals that are part of common household items including cleaning products, furniture and flooring.
Modern homes are more energy efficient. But they are more airtight. This means the air inside your home can be dirtier than outdoors—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
There are ways you can take charge of your home’s air quality:
- Limit pollution sources
- Ventilate with fresh air
- Use better air filters
Filtration is one of the most successful ways to clean the air that flows through your home. It traps particles as air passes through HVAC ductwork.
There are several models of air purification systems you can use to enhance the air in your home. Teays Valley Service Experts can suggest what’s right for you. And you can breathe easy knowing all our Expert work is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
7 Signs You Need a Better Air Filtration System
There are a couple of signs that your home could be enhanced by a filtration system.
- Someone in your house has asthma or allergies.
- Headaches, congestion or sneezing are regular when you’re home.
- Your home smells musty.
- You have pets that shed.
- Odors stick around in your house.
- Someone in your household smokes.
- Your house is consistently dusty, despite weekly cleaning.
Which Air Filtration System is Right for My Home?
A whole-home air purification system can handle pollution in your home’s air. And possibly bring relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your family.
Studies have found controlling exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could prevent 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And controlling biological contaminants like dust mites can also decrease childhood asthma cases by 55-60 percent.
The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was designed to protect scientists from radiation as they built an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are frequently used in hospitals, science labs and even homes.
HEPA filters are rated to take out 99.97 to 99.99% of particles measuring 0.3 microns and greater. This includes pollen, dirt and dust. A HEPA air cleaner with activated carbon filters can catch chemicals, odors and smoke.
These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the kind. This rating demonstrates how effectively a filter can remove pollutants from the air.
Because of their high-efficiency filtration abilities, HEPA filters are dense and can limit airflow. It’s important to check with Teays Valley Service Experts to make sure your heating and cooling system can work with one.
Media air cleaners are sturdier than basic air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier attaches closely against your HVAC unit.
Because its active surface is usually around 10 inches, media filters are able to catch about 95 percent of particulates.
These filters stay fresher longer too, usually between three to six months.
There are a couple of electronic filtering systems you can use in your home.
An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged components to attract. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at clearing tiny particles from your home’s air. Plus, they're also 30 times more effective than regular filters.
An electronic air cleaner uses a high-voltage magnetic charge to catch particles.
Some can eliminate the majority of indoor air pollutants—particles, germs, bacteria, chemical odors and vapors—by up to 99.9 percent. And decrease ozone, a known lung irritant, created elsewhere in your home.