Removing pollutants and allergens in residential and / or commercial air can do wonders for ones health, and improve the quality of life.
Did you know the inside air could be up to 100 times more polluted than the air outside? It’s true. The air we breathe is loaded with pollutants like pollen, lung-damaging dust, pet hair, dander, dust mites, mold spores, bacteria and viruses. No wonder the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental risks to public health today.
Indoor Pollutants and Particle Size:
To determine the right air filtration, let’s look at the table and graph below: (Source: Water Furnace)
With buildings, residential or commercial, being built and remodeled more insulated and tighter than ever, building are becoming virtually draft-free. And while this makes buildings energy efficient, it creates a few filtration challenges. Particulates and pollutants become trapped and eventually build up inside, settling on countertops, floors and other surfaces. And with a standard disposable furnace filter, only a small percentage of airborne pollutants are captured, with the majority of pollutants and particles being carried and re-circulated throughout a building via air ducts and vents.
What to do about Air Filtering and Air Quality?
- Replace standard air filters with high quality air filters like MERV 11.
A great resource of Air and Furnace Filters is FactoryDirectFilters.com
And most home centers carry a wide selection of high quality filters matching you system.
- Replace standard air filter mats with Electronic or Electrostatic Air Filter system
- Upgrade the heating and air conditioning system with a whole house air filtering system
- Call our Comfort Specialists to discuss your air filtration needs.