Indoor Air Quality – What Kind Of Filtration Do You Really Have? Why Does It Matter?
Pollutants enter the home through cooking, cleaning, smoking, pets, and just general moving around in your home. All of this could contribute to respiratory infections, allergies, and possible rodents. Improve the indoor air quality for better health in your home.
The humidity collected from the summer heat including the recent heavy rains could be leaving residue on your heating and cooling system. If any of your air ducts became wet or moldy they should be replaced immediately.
Do you see debris or particles coming in from your air vents? Have you had recent updates or renovations to your home? Air ducts just get dirty. The elderly, family members with asthma, and children are the most susceptible to reactions from poor indoor air quality. Air conditioner units take in air and breathe air out of the home. Dander, dust, and chemicals are circulated 5-7 times daily and could cause a build-up of contaminants in your duct work. Over time the inferior air quality could be contributed to infections of family members.
Why Is It Important To Change The Air Filter?
- Keep Energy Costs Down: If your air filter is clogged it forces your air conditioning and heating system to work harder than necessary, thereby using more energy and then the dreaded high utility bill! You see, as the filter catches the dirt, it accumulates on the filter and air can’t pass through. Your heating and cooling system has to work even harder to heat or cool your home. Replacing your filters is a super easy way to try and keep your energy cost down.
- Extend The Life Of Your Unit: Even the best unit will at some point break down and need to be repaired or replaced. If you keep the filters changed the unit won’t have to work as hard, thereby extending its life.
- Healthy Indoor Air: Texas seems to be the capital of allergies. You name it and it can cause allergic systems and reactions! Keep those filters changed out regularly for the best indoor air quality.
It is recommended that your change your filters every month. Especially if you have the standard 1” pleated filters.
What Filter Should You Use?
We recommend any MERV filter. MERV stands for minimum efficiency reporting value. These numbers range from 1 to 16. The higher the number the better filtration the filter will provide.
Do You Suffer From Allergies?
We understand! Living in Texas, allergies are some of the hardest things to deal with effectively. Especially here Conroe, Texas and the surrounding areas. That’s why we start with your home. Different types of filtration can help reduce common allergy triggers like pollen, dander and dust.
We like the RGF Reme Halo in-duct air purifier. It’s considered one of the next best things in indoor air quality (IAQ). It was designed to combat the sick building syndrome that you hear so much about. It also helps reduce common allergy triggers like pollen, dander and dust. It’s been tested on airborne and surface bacteria and virus like MRSA, e-coli and Norwalk.
From October 1 through November 30, we are offering an RGF REME Halo in-duct air purifier for only $795.00 installed.
Feel free to contact us. An EASCO HVAC Specialist can assist you in making the correct choice for filtration and indoor air quality!
Put your mind at ease and call the professionals at EASCO 1-866-EASCO-AC!