What is the most effective air filter for your home?

What is the most effective air filter for your home?

What is the most effective air filter for your home?

Although it is overlooked by most families, your indoor air quality should be one of your top priorities.  When it comes to air filters, there are many choices and configurations. Majestic AC will look at the different appliances you can have as well as the air filters themselves.

What are the benefits of an air filter?

Air filters perform a dual function when it comes to your HVAC system. Most importantly, it filters the air in your home of allergens and pollutants that can affect your health. It will significantly reduce the dust, dander and pollen in the air that can cause respiratory issues.

In addition, air filters improves the air flow in the HVAC system allowing it to run more efficiently.  Properly maintained air filters are probably the one most important thing you can do yourself to help your HVAC run its best.  An efficiently running HVAC system saves money on energy bills and repair costs.

So air filters do not only protect you and your family from pollutants, but also protects your HVAC system y reducing resistance on heating and cooling.

What is the most effective air filter for your home?
Whole house air purifiers

Whole-house Air Purifiers

Whole-house air purifiers like the one pictured here from Aprilaire, provide the highest level of indoor air quality (IAQ) protection for your family. Whole-home air purifiers work to remove harmful particulates from your home’s air such as mold, pet dander, airborne viruses, pollen, and odors.  There are MERV ratings that give you precise control over the level of protection that you feel comfortable with for your home.

Check out this Consumer Reports Guide on Whole-home Air Purifiers.

If you are interested in a free, no-obligation consultation about the benefits of the Aprilaire Whole-home Air Purifier, contact us.

Or call us at (281) 376-2224.  Our experienced Comfort Consultants will go over all the benefits and the products we offer so that you can make an informed decision about your family’s indoor air quality.

How about the air filters we can buy from the hardware store?

If you are not interested in an air purifying system with Aprilaire, you have many choices when it comes to the filters you can purchase for your registers and your main indoor unit.

One of the first things to consider is the MERV rating.  MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value.  It is rated on a score from 1 to 16.  Here is a good article from the EPA on MERV ratings. This is an efficiency rating that determines how the size of pollutants the filter can catch.

Another term you will see is HEPA or High Efficiency Particulate Air filter. This type of air filter can theoretically remove at least 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and any airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns (µm).

Some of the things you should consider when looking at which filter type to purchase is your lifestyle.  Do you smoke?  Do you have pets?  Do you live in a polluted area?  Many filters will show which type of air they are most effective at removing pollutants.

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