Air Filtration is Vital to Your Home

indoor-air-qualityWe rightfully focus on temperature control here in Florida, especially in the summer when temperatures soar. But temperature control isn’t the only factor in keeping your home comfortable, and with winter coming on, now is an excellent time to consider them. Indoor air quality, in particular, is a key concern in our part of the world. With temperatures falling for the winter and the need for temperature control reduced, now is an excellent time to look into indoor air quality issues in your home.

A good HVAC contractor can be invaluable when it comes to improving your indoor air quality. They can evaluate your home’s HVAC system and make recommendations for the right system to help.

It Starts with a Filter

Air filters are a part of any HVAC system. Most of them are screens designed to be periodically replaced, and you don’t need to be an HVAC contractor to do it. Ideally, you should change the filter in your system every 1-3 months. You can purchase replacement filters at any home improvement center or hardware store.

When selecting a new filter, you should first make sure the new filter is sized right. You can find the dimensions in your HVAC service manual, or simply by measuring the old filter before you throw it out. In addition, you should check the density of the new filter. A filter with a higher density will catch more particles, resulting in cleaner air throughout your home. In particular, look for HEPA filters, which stands for high efficiency particulate air. They provide superior filtration and can help you breathe easier every time you put them in.

Something More

Sometimes, however, a simpler filter isn’t going to be enough. Every home can benefit from improved air quality, but in particular homes with newborns, the elderly and those suffering from conditions such as asthma can do well with more rigorous air filtration. An electronic air filter makes a great inclusion to your system in such circumstances. This gets rid of the filter in exchange for an ionization chamber, that sits at the start of your ducts where air from your heater and air conditioner first passes through. Every particle in the air, no matter how small, is ionized and sticks to the side of the chamber: removing it from the air completely.

Not only does this make the air in your home feel fresher and cleaner, but it can help cut down on other problems with your system. Excess dir4t is a serious problem in most heaters and air conditioner: increasing friction on moving parts and lowering the overall efficiency of the system. Electronic air filters can put a halt to those problems, which not only reduced the risk of breakdowns and repairs, but can extend the overall life of your system in many cases. Considering the cost of installing a new system, that can save you a great deal of money.

For top-notch indoor air quality services in Boca Raton, FL, call the friendly pros at Astro Air, Inc. today!

 

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