We have some bad news to start this post. But don’t worry, we’ll have better news soon!
First, the bad news: the indoor air quality in many homes today is much poorer than it should be. In fact, the EPA estimates that indoor air quality is often 3 to 5 times worse than the outdoor air. Your home may have numerous unhealthy contaminants floating around inside it that you aren’t aware of. Low IAQ (indoor air quality) is a lot more than just some dust in the air.
Now, the good news: You have ways to combat poor IAQ in your house. One of the most useful tools available is filtration systems. We don’t mean the air filter that’s already on your HVAC unit. That filter is there to protect the HVAC system from dust contamination; it doesn’t do much for your home’s air quality. You’ll need professionals like our team to install a whole house air filtration system into the ducts.
Here are three of the benefits of a professionally installed whole-house air filtration system:
1. Cleaner Air
Of course, this is the main reason you want to have an air filtration system. Most air filters are made of fiberglass weaves that are effective at trapping pollutants down to 0.3 microns in size. This eliminates dust, dander, lint, pollen, dust mites, and more pollutants from circulating through your home.
The placement of the filters inside the HVAC system allows the filters to affect most of your home’s air and remove more than 90% of airborne pollutants. If you want even cleaner air, we recommend you look into pairing your filters with an air purification system. This can remove more than 98% of contaminants from your home’s air.
2. A More Energy-Efficient HVAC System
Air filtration systems are beneficial for the rest of the HVAC system. When there is an excessive amount of particles in your home’s air, it forces the HVAC system to work harder. For example, the standard air filter for your HVAC system will become rapidly clogged up, and this cuts down on the efficiency of both the AC and the heater. An air filter removes a part of the workload of the HVAC system. And there’s an extra benefit hidden here as well: the HVAC system will last for longer when it has less work to do. You’ll enjoy both short-term and long-term savings.
3. Better Comfort (Especially for Allergy Sufferers!)
Better air quality not only means better health, it means better comfort and fewer odors around the house. Filtration systems make the biggest difference for people who have allergies and asthma. They’re likely to see a reduction in headaches, nausea, insomnia, and other problems associated with breathing in pollutants all the time.
Interested in air filtration systems in Memphis, TN for your house? Then get in touch with us today! We have many years of history helping homes just like yours breathe easier.
Call Automatic Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing for more help with your home’s indoor air quality. Since 1943, it’s been Automatic in Memphis!