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Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Albany

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

Indoor air quality can affect your family’s health, specifically if there’s someone in your Albany family with allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can worsen symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals that are part of regular household items including cleaning products, furniture and flooring.

Up-to-Date houses are more energy efficient. But they don’t allow for much airflow. This means the air inside your home can be dirtier than external air—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are methods you can use to take control over your home’s air quality:

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

Filtration is one of the most successful ways to clean the air that flows through your home. It traps particles as air moves through HVAC ductwork.

There are several models of air purification systems you can use to clean the air in your home. D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can suggest what’s best for you. And you can breathe easy knowing all our Expert work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

 

7 Signs You Need a Better Air Filtration System

There are a few signals that your home could benefit from a filtration system.

  1. Someone in your family has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are common when you’re home.
  3. Your home smells musty.
  4. You have pets that shed.
  5. Odors stick around in your house.
  6. Someone in your house 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 eliminate pollution in your home’s air. And possibly offer relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your home.

Studies have found limiting exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could counter 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And controlling biological contaminants like dust mites can also lower childhood asthma cases by 55-60 percent.

HEPA Filters

The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was designed to keep scientists safe from radiation as they built an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are regularly used in hospitals, science labs and even homes.

HEPA filters are rated to extract 99.97 to 99.99% of particles measuring 0.3 microns and greater. This includes pollen, dirt and dust. A HEPA air cleaner with activated carbon filters can trap chemicals, odors and smoke.

These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the model. This rating shows how successfully a filter can remove pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration capabilities, HEPA filters are deep and can restrict airflow. It’s important to ask D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to make sure your heating and cooling system can work with one.

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are denser than basic air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier mounts tightly against your HVAC unit.

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

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

Electrostatic Filters

There are several different types of electronic filtering systems you can install in your home.

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

An electronic air cleaner uses 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 reduce ozone, a known lung irritant, made elsewhere in your home.


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