HVAC air filters intercept airborne particulates that can clog up your heating and cooling equipment and interfere with its smooth, efficient functioning. This particulate pollution comes from a number of sources and can damage your health if repeatedly inhaled over an extended period of time. Ironically, some HVAC air filters is they work too well, sometimes they remove so much indoor pollution so fast that they can quickly become clogged, and if you are not diligent about changing your filters they will eventually stop functioning and will reduce the proper operation of your HVAC system.
Dust, dust and more dust!
Allergens in the home can bring on asthma or hay fever and even be the catalyst for various allergic reactions. Allergens are transported into your home via the air. They then land and settle all through your house, landing on surfaces such as counter tops and furniture. The airborne particles can be anything from pet fur and dander, mites, mold and insect droppings. Your HVAC system can help with this issue.
|Here are some useful tips to reduce allergens in the house.|
Be sure to invest in furnace filters that are high quality. View them as your first attack on bad air quality in your house. A Merv 8 rating on a filter is what you should be looking for as they will do a good job of containing particles that are microscopic. It is important to check your filters once a month. A dirty filter can’t do its job properly and will not be able to trap allergens.
Filters come in many choices.
Media air filters: Highly efficient and will do an excellent job and could be especially useful if someone in your home is sensitive to or allergic to household dust.
Pleated air filters: Great media air filter and should do a relatively thorough job if replaced every two or three months.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters: HEPA filters will capture virtually everything and are absolutely the best choice if you are worried about health problems related to indoor air contamination. Depending on the application this filter can last up to 1 year and sometimes 2 years of use.
|Change Your Air Filters Early and Often|
No matter what type of air filter you purchase – poorly functioning air filters will put you, your family and your HVAC equipment at risk.
If you’d like some advice on how to choose the correct air filter please give us a call at Rheaco Service, we would be happy to offer our assistance.