Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Cleveland

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

Indoor air quality can affect your family’s health, particularly if there’s someone in your Cleveland home with allergies, asthma or other respiratory concerns. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can worsen symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals found in common household items such as cleaning products, furniture and flooring.

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

There are ways you can take control over your home’s air quality:

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

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

There are several types of air purification systems you can add to improve the air in your home. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can recommend what’s best for you. And you can relax knowing all our Expert work is upheld 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 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 linger in your house.
  6. Someone in your household smokes.
  7. Your house is continuously dusty, despite weekly cleaning.

Which Air Filtration System is Right for My Home?

A whole-home air purification system can handle pollution in your home’s air. And possibly bring relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your family.

Studies have found limiting exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could stop 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And controlling biological contaminants like dust mites can also reduce childhood asthma cases by 5560 percent.

HEPA Filters

The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was developed to protect scientists from radiation as they worked on an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are often 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 well a filter can clear pollutants from the air.

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

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are sturdier than common air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier attaches snugly 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 last longer too, commonly between three to six months.

Electrostatic Filters

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

An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged material to attract. 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 applies a high-voltage magnetic charge to trap particles.

Some can erase 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, produced elsewhere in your home.