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Air Filters: Keeping Dust and Dirt Away From the HVAC Equipment and Out of the Air

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

If you notice that you or your family members are having allergy type symptoms, in your home, the culprit could the air filter in the HVAC system. Failure to properly maintain air filters allows dust and dirt to get into your HVAC equipment and circulate around your home, so it's essential to take the time to replace these filters regularly and opt for high-quality filters.

How Electrostatic Air Filters Work

Dust mites are present to some extent in all homes, but having these microscopic bugs in your house doesn't mean you have to breathe them in. An electrostatic filter is placed in the HVAC system and work to draw in dirt and dust. The static electricity created by these filters helps to ensure that dust mites and other indoor air pollutants will be drawn to the filter instead of being circulated into your home. The result is better indoor air quality (IAQ).

Cleaning the Air With Portable or Installed Cleaners

While you have the option to only rely on an HVAC system air filter for clean air, you can also invest in an air cleaner. Installed cleaners tend to cost more than portable versions, but they also draw much more dirt and dust out of the air. 

If you would prefer to cut down on the cost of cleaning the air by using a portable air cleaner, you should be aware that these units are only intended to clean the air in one room. You may opt for this added protection in the rooms that you spend the most time in.

For more information about the best air filters for your home heating and cooling system, or for other home comfort concerns, contact us to find a West Texas contractor near you.

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