Proper air filtration means more than just opening up the windows and letting Mother Nature work her magic inside your home. Good air filtration involves specific HVAC equipment that works to effectively “scrub” the air. In fact, air filtration is a key ingredient in keeping your home’s air clean.
You’d be surprised at how many potential pollutants are collected within your house over even a short period of time. Dust mites, smoke, aerosols, mold – all of these can get trapped within your home and adversely effect the air that you and your family breathe. And while you may understand the importance of maintaining your home’s air filters, choosing the right type of filtration for your house really does involve more than just going to the local Walmart and finding the cheapest filter.
That’s where Comfort Air comes in. Our air filtration experts can help you identify the best possible filtration system for your needs. We can give you information on everything from the correct type of filters to install to other kinds of heavy-duty air filtration products. We can also advise you on the type of filters to stay away from. In fact, here are a few hints:
- Not all filters are alike. Look for ones that specify they pick up contaminants less than one micron in size. Many household contaminants are smaller than a micron (dust, for example)
Stay away from cheap 1-inch filters.
- These are the ones you see lining the shelves in droves at your local grocery store. Most of these are not designed to pick up the smaller particulates in your home. Although they’re inexpensive, you’re really throwing your money away on these, because they’re not going to do you much good.
Also stay away from electrostatic filters.
- These may seem like high quality filters, but they tend to restrict air flow and can be very tough to clean. As you can probably guess, restricted air flow can greatly impact the efficiency and effectiveness of your heating and cooling system.
- MERV ratings (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) measure a filter’s ability to successfully remove particles from the air. MERV ratings range on a scale from 1 to 16; the higher the rating the more effective the filtration.
If you live in and around southwest MS your best bet in enhancing your home’s air filtration is to contact Comfort Air. Our air filtration experts will be happy to come to your home and provide some ideas – as well as, if necessary, products and services – to improve your home’s filtration and overall air quality.