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Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Wheeling

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

Indoor air quality can influence your family’s health, especially if there’s someone in your Wheeling household with allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can trigger symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals located in everyday household items including cleaning products, furniture and flooring.

Up-to-Date homes are more energy efficient. But they are sealed more tightly. This means the air inside your home can be more polluted than external air—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are techniques you can use to take charge of your home’s air quality:

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

Filtration is one of the most efficient ways to clean the air that flows through your home. It captures particles as air passes through HVAC ductwork.

There are several kinds of air purification systems you can add to improve the air in your home. Comfort Masters Service Experts can advise you on what’s best for you. And you can breathe comfortably knowing all our Expert work is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

 

7 Signs You Need a Better Air Filtration System

There are a few indications that your home could be enhanced by a filtration system.

  1. Someone in your house has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are regular when you’re home.
  3. Your home smells stale.
  4. You have pets that shed.
  5. Odors stick around in your house.
  6. Someone in your house smokes.
  7. Your house is consistently dusty, despite weekly cleaning.

Which Air Filtration System is Right for My Home?

A whole-home air purification system can take care of pollution in your home’s air. And possibly offer relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your household.

Studies have found limiting exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could stop 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And limiting biological contaminants like dust mites can also reduce 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 remove 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 catch chemicals, odors and smoke.

These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the model. This rating demonstrates how effectively a filter can clear pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration performance, HEPA filters are deep and can restrict airflow. It’s important to ask Comfort Masters Service Experts to verify your heating and cooling system can run 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 attaches tightly against your HVAC unit.

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

These filters stay fresher longer too, typically between three to six months.

Electrostatic Filters

There are a couple of electronic filtering systems you can add in your home.

An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged components to capture. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at extracting 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 catch particles.

Some can eliminate 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, created elsewhere in your home.