If you’ve been looking for a way to improve your home’s indoor air quality, it’s time to consider upgrading the standard air filter in your forced-air HVAC system. While an air filtration system doesn’t solve every indoor air quality problem, it can help significantly with tackling issues regarding allergens, dust and dirt. However, not all air filters are of the same grade, and this is where it’s important to work with one of our trained experts. We can help you determine which type of air filter you should use, or show you how to change your air filter regularly so you get the best use from it. Upgrading your system’s air filter can improve your health and your indoor air quality significantly, but only when you have the right help. Call us today, and see how our IAQ experts can help you with your air filtration system needs!
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Why Can’t I Just Use My Standard Air Filter?
Every forced–air HVAC system comes with a standard air filter, but the job of this air filter is not to improve your indoor air quality; rather, the job of this filter is to keep out large particles of dirt and dust and to block pieces of debris. As such, if you want to improve your home’s indoor air quality, it’s important to work with one of our trained professionals, who will help you find and install the right kind of air filter for your home.
What’s MERV Got to Do with It?
When experts talk about using the “right” kind of air filter, they are referring to an air filter capable of doing what you need it to. How is this determined? By reviewing an air filter’s MERV rating. MERV stands for minimum efficiency reporting value, and it is a scale that tells you how efficient a particular air filter functions. The scale runs from 1–20, with 1 being the lowest, but it’s important to work with an expert to ensure you choose and install an air filter that does the job you need it to do.
Why You Need to Consult with an Expert about HEPA Filters
Filters with a MERV rating higher than 12 are considered HEPA filters. At this point you may be thinking, why not just go for the highest MERV rating? The answer is simple: filters with high MERV ratings are strenuous filters, and many are too strenuous for a residential HVAC system. As such, they can seriously restrict the airflow in your AC or heating system, causing a number of problems. If you do need a HEPA filter in your home, make an appointment to work with our experts so that you get the filter you need without negatively affecting the rest of your system.