Air filtration is a more important part of your air conditioner than you may think. Without an air filter in place, particulate in the air can pummel the AC unit and get caught in the blower. When the filter gets too dirty, it can block air from moving into the AC system. That’s why it’s important to change your air filter every month or so.
But a filter alone won’t necessarily protect your household from the pollutants that irritate the sinuses and make allergies act up. Learn more about why it may be necessary to add a new air filtration system to your home, and why a whole-house system is best, in today’s guide. And call our team for air filtration systems in Douglas, GA.
When should you install a whole-house filtration system?
If you have family members with severe allergies or asthma symptoms that act up, either regularly or during the spring and summer months, a whole-house filtration system is a good option. A HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter will have the power to eliminate more contamination from the air you breathe every day than the standard air filter. We recommend scheduling this installation early in the spring, if you can, with professional AC technicians.
How does it work?
Your new filtration system is installed within the ductwork of your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system by a technician. A HEPA filter may have media with fibers that are more tightly woven together to block air from moving through it. In addition, the media itself has a larger surface area. This is accomplished with a pleated design. The folds within the filter allow for an expansion of surface area, meaning it’s not only more effective but you can replace it less often.
Why not buy an air purifier that you can plug into the wall?
We always recommend whole-house air filtration systems and air purifiers over portable plug-in units to homeowners who rely on central air in the hotter months. That’s because a portable air filter or air purifier will only be able to clean the air right next to the unit. But as you use the air conditioner, air from throughout the home is constantly sucked into the HVAC system and pushed back into your home. This may send pollutants back into the air even as you run your portable air purifier, so it’s better to start at the source.
What are my other whole-house air cleaning options?
There are other available options for whole-house air cleaning installation. In fact, you may prefer another type of system that doesn’t require as much maintenance. And an air filtration system may hinder airflow through your home, to an extent, which is one reason many homeowners turn to different types of air purifier systems.
An air purifier that uses ionization to charge particulate won’t get clogged up by dust and debris. Instead, particles collect on plates within the system. A UV air purifier is another option, though this one only targets living microorganisms that can make you sick, like bacteria and viruses.
AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. does quality work for a fair price. Call our team today!