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Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Kingston

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

Indoor air quality can influence your family’s health, especially if there’s someone in your Kingston family with allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can aggravate symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals located in regular household items such as cleaning products, furniture and flooring.

Up-to-Date houses are more energy efficient. But they are more airtight. This means the air inside your home can be dirtier than outside—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:

  • Lower pollution sources
  • Ventilate with fresh air
  • Use improved air filters

Filtration is one of the most successful ways to clean the air that streams through your home. It catches particles as air passes through HVAC ductwork.

There are several types of air purification systems you can use to clean 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 backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

 

7 Signs You Need a Better Air Filtration System

There are a few indications that your home could be enhanced by a filtration system.

  1. Someone in your house has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are regular when you’re home.
  3. Your home smells stale.
  4. You have pets that shed.
  5. Odors remain in your house.
  6. Someone in your household smokes.
  7. Your house is always 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 provide relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your home.

Studies have found controlling exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could counter 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And restricting biological contaminants like dust mites can also lower childhood asthma cases by 5560 percent.

HEPA Filters

The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was created to shield scientists from radiation as they developed an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are often 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 bigger. 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 brand. This rating indicates how well a filter can remove pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration abilities, HEPA filters are thick and can restrict airflow. It’s important to check with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to verify your heating and cooling system can work with one.

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are much thicker than regular air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier fits tightly against your HVAC equipment.

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

These filters work longer too, commonly between three to six months.

Electrostatic Filters

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

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

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

Some can remove the majority of indoor air pollutants—particles, germs, bacteria, chemical odors and vapors—by up to 99.9 percent. And minimize ozone, a known lung irritant, produced elsewhere in your home.