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4 Air Filter Facts You Might Want to Know

woman-with-allergiesThe air inside your home plays an important role in how comfortable you are and, in some cases, how healthy you feel, too. This is why having good indoor air quality is pretty important.

Let’s be clear though, just because your home isn’t filled with smoke or smog doesn’t mean that it has good indoor air quality. Your indoor air quality is impacted by factors such as dust, pollen, humidity or lack thereof, and even how much fresh air you have access to.

One way to help improve your indoor air quality is through the use of air filtration systems. If you don’t already know about the ins and outs of  whole-house air filtration, we can provide some helpful facts to help you learn a bit more about their potential benefits.

4 Facts About Air Filtration Systems to Know

We want to provide you with some key facts to know about air filtration systems so you can determine if one might be a good fit for your indoor air quality needs.

1. Your HVAC filter is NOT an air filtration system for your home.

We encounter this misconception often so we like to address it first. The filter that is a part of your air conditioner and/or heater is actually not going to filter the air coming into your home. Instead, these filters are built to protect the inner workings of your home comfort systems. An air filtration system will be one that actually filters the air entering your home.

2. Your air filter is located in your ductwork.

The air filter for your HVAC system is often easily accessible so you can change it regularly. Your air filtration system, on the other hand, is made to be installed within your ductwork so it can filter and clean the air that is pumped through your ducts and will be entering your home.

3. Air filters come in various “strengths.”

Air filtration systems are not a “one size fits all” kind of thing. Air filters actually come in varying strengths so you can choose the type that fits your needs best such as one that can capture not only dust and dirt but also pollen or mold spores. It is actually pretty important to choose a filter that is the right strength because installing one that is too strong can also hinder your comfort by making it too hard for air to flow into your home.

4. An air filtration system needs professional installation and maintenance

Because an air filtration system is going to be placed within your ductwork, and determining the required strength is tough to do if you don’t have the right experience, it is important to have a professional HVAC technician come by to help with installing, and maintaining, your air filter. Only a professional is going to have the tools and expertise required to ensure that the job is done right.

If you are in the market for a new air filtration system to help improve your indoor air quality, our team is here to help.

Serving Staten Island’s Heating and A/C needs since 1955, you can contact Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning for your indoor air quality needs.

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