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How To Choose The Right Air Filter For Your Home

Choosing The Right Air Filter For Your HVAC System

Everyone loves clean air, right? But, how many of us take it for granted? You may be surprised to know that the EPA considers indoor air quality to be one of the top risks to public health. Why is that? Simply because humans (and pets) track outside ‘gunk’ into the inside of our homes and workspaces. And, because most indoor spaces keep windows closed to prevent heat or cool air from escaping in order to save money, thus simply recirculating indoor air without properly cleaning it. Contact your professional Bay Area heating services for more information on ways to improve your indoor air quality.

Let’s Start With Air Duct Cleaning

Air ducts are “out of sight, out of mind” but think of the dust, dirt, bugs, and mold which might be hiding inside your air ducts. Without proper cleaning, the bad stuff hiding there just keeps getting spread throughout your home. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, it is wise to get air ducts cleaned every three to five years. If you have pets, any medical issues in the home, or live in dusty or “buggy” regions, you will want to get ducts cleaned more often. This is not something you can do effectively on your own, so call a professional company that offers air duct cleaning in the Bay Area. They have the know-how and the equipment to get the job done right.

Choose your furnace filter wisely.

A good pleated air filter can remove up to 45% of the pollutants from your home. Each filter is given a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV), with a rating from 1-20. You’ll want one with a minimum rating of at least an 8. Getting a cheap one with a low MERV rating will be a waste of money. You can easily buy a filter from one of the home supply stores in your area. Or, your HVAC service agent can recommend or provide the best filter for your use. Remember to replace the filter every 2-3 months. On top of that, have your furnace system checked annually and maintained by a qualified professional heating service.

Consider Other Home Air Purifying Systems

If you have greater concerns or needs for clean air (home occupants have asthma or other severe breathing conditions,) contact your HVAC specialist for added options. They can offer great options: whole-home air purifiers, HEPA filtration systems, and high-efficiency portable room purifiers.

Think Clean Air

Remember to:

  1. Get all air ducts cleaned
  2. Replace furnace filters
  3. Have your heating system serviced annually
  4. Explore other air quality systems as needed

Ready To Improve Your Home’s Air Quality? A Bay Area Heating Specialist Can Help!

For quality heating, vent cleaning and air conditioning service, contact Element Home Solutions, your bay area air duct cleaning and heating services professionals for a FREE QUOTE. You can rely on the Experts at Element Home Solutions to keep you breathing clean air!


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