Why You Should Install an Air Filter in Your Home
Based on the information from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the quality of indoor air is roughly five times more polluted than outdoors. It’s alarming to know that, just as pollen, car emissions, smoke, and other pollutants exist outside, candle smoke, mold spores, building materials, cleaning chemicals, and other common indoor pollutants exist in our house.
About Indoor Air Filters
The best way to purify the indoor air is to make sure that you have the right kind of air filters for your home. Residential air filters are features that effectively eliminate harmful and unwanted pollutants that circulate in the indoor areas.
These filters are essential components of all HVAC systems. One of the top five environmental health risks includes indoor air pollution, making it crucial for homes to have adequate ventilation as well as clean air to eliminate all harmful elements, and air filters help in this aspect.
What Does An Air Filter Do?
A residential air filter is generally composed of a spun fiberglass material, pleated paper, or even a cloth sealed in a cardboard frame. Their primary function is to clean the air that flows through your heating and cooling system. These filters successfully trap many harmful contaminants that can affect your health as well as comfort. This includes:
- Fibers and lint
- Hair and animal fur
- Dust and dirt
- Mold and mold spores
- Metal, plaster, and wood particles
- Bacteria and microorganisms
In the filtration process, the indoor air is drawn into the system to be conditioned and redistributed. The air passes through the filter, and its material effectively removes all contaminants from the air.
Types of Air Filters
There is a wide range of air filter types available for air systems in the market. We offer these filters for the average home, including HVAC and furnace systems. Air filters can be purchased to match any specific home environment, effectively protecting these areas from incoming pollutants and improving the air quality. Some of the different types of air filters available include:
- Air filters for apartments
- Air filters for air conditioners
- Air filters for vents
- Allergen air filters
- Asbestos air filters
- Air filters with air fresheners
- Ductless air filters
- Cold air filters
- Geothermal air filters
- HVAC air filters
- General air filters
- Hypoallergenic air filters
Air Filter MERV Value
The ones that clean your indoor air vary in their level of efficiency. For instance, high-quality filters, although expensive, can get rid of more contaminants from the air than regular ones.
The filter’s Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) indicates its efficiency and performance. The standard MERV value range is from 1 to 16. These numbers suggest to what extent the filters can eliminate contaminants from the air. The higher the MERV number, the better its filtration.
We offer industry-leading, residential air filter installation, maintenance and repair services. For any information on our new HVAC system installation solutions, feel free to contact QUINNAIR Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at (720) 836-1907. You can also send us your queries through this Online Form.