To achieve a healthier, happier home, you may need to work on your indoor air quality first and foremost. The air quality in a building can be up to 5 times worse than the air inside of a home! And the air filter might not do much to help the situation.
But I Change My Air Filter!
When air filters were designed for use in air conditioning and heating systems, they were originally made to protect these units from damage. When the fan sucks in air from around your home, incoming debris could be detrimental to the blower unit, damaging the fan, motor, and coil—but the filter stops larger particles in their tracks.
It also traps many smaller particles. Today’s filters are designed to eliminate many allergens such as dust. But the common air filter often cannot filter out the smallest of contaminants, like pollen, bacteria, and mold spores.
Upgrading to a Whole-Home Air Filtration System
For the smallest of particles that tend to get through the standard media filter, we recommend upgrading to a whole-home air filtration system or air purifier.
A whole-home system works with your air conditioning equipment to bring you cool, clean air. A quality air filtration system lets enough air through to keep your home comfortable while still providing a level of filtration you won’t get from your air filter. Pleated media provides a larger surface area for trapping contaminants, while many filtration systems are also coupled with electronic components like UV lights to sterilize germs.
Working with Quality Contractors
When people attempt to install air filtration systems themselves (or when they work with unqualified technicians), they often end up with a filter that is too powerful. The wrong size of filter might block more than particles. It may also stop air from coming into the AC system, which can lead to repairs, high bills, and a lot of discomfort.
Contact the friendly people at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for indoor air quality assistance in Kirtland, NM. Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time!