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Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Longmont

An air filter is an important HVAC piece for effectiveness and comfort—but it’s frequently forgotten.

Indoor air quality can impact your family’s health, specifically if there’s someone in your Longmont household with allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can trigger symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals found in common household items such as cleaning products, furniture and flooring.

Up-to-Date houses are more energy efficient. But they are sealed more tightly. This means the air inside your home can be worse than outdoors—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are ways you can take the reins of your home’s air quality:

  • Reduce pollution sources
  • Ventilate with fresh air
  • Use higher-quality air filters

Filtration is one of the most efficient techniques to clean the air that streams through your home. It traps particles as air moves through HVAC ductwork.

There are several types of air purification systems you can add to enhance the air in your home. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can recommend what’s right for you. And you can breathe easy knowing all our Expert work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

 

7 Signs You Need a Better Air Filtration System

There are a few signals that your home could benefit from a filtration system.

  1. Someone in your household has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are common when you’re home.
  3. Your home smells stuffy.
  4. You have pets that shed.
  5. Odors stick around in your house.
  6. Someone in your household smokes.
  7. Your house is always dusty, despite regular cleaning.

Which Air Filtration System is Right for My Home?

A whole-home air purification system can take care of pollution in your home’s air. And possibly bring relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your household.

Studies have found limiting exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could stop 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And limiting biological contaminants like dust mites can also lower childhood asthma cases by 55-60 percent.

HEPA Filters

The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was designed to shield scientists from radiation as they developed an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are regularly used in hospitals, science labs and even homes.

HEPA filters are rated to remove 99.97 to 99.99% of particles measuring 0.3 microns and larger. This includes pollen, dirt and dust. A HEPA air cleaner with activated carbon filters can capture chemicals, odors and smoke.

These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the kind. This rating demonstrates how successfully a filter can clear pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration abilities, HEPA filters are dense and can restrict airflow. It’s important to touch base with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to confirm your heating and cooling system can run with one.

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are denser than common air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier attaches tightly against your HVAC system.

Because its functional surface is usually around 10 inches, media filters are able to capture about 95 percent of particulates.

These filters stay fresher longer too, usually between three to six months.

Electrostatic Filters

There are a couple of electronic filtering systems you can add in your home.

An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged components to catch particles. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at extracting tiny particles from your home’s air. Plus, they’re also 30 times more effective than ordinary filters.

An electronic air cleaner applies a high-voltage magnetic charge to trap 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.