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Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in La Porte

An air filter is an essential HVAC piece for effectiveness and comfort—but it’s often forgotten.

Indoor air quality can impact your family’s health, particularly if there’s someone in your La Porte home with allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can worsen symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals found in everyday household items including cleaning products, furniture and flooring.

Modern houses are more energy efficient. But they are more airtight. This means the air inside your home can be dirtier than external air—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are techniques you can use to take the reins of your home’s air quality:

  • Limit pollution sources
  • Ventilate with fresh air
  • Use higher-quality air filters

Filtration is one of the most successful methods of cleaning the air that circulates through your home. It catches particles as air moves through HVAC ductwork.

There are several kinds of air purification systems you can add to clean the air in your home. Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc can recommend what’s best for you. And you can relax knowing all our Expert work is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

 

7 Signs You Need a Better Air Filtration System

There are a few signals that your home could benefit from a filtration system.

  1. Someone in your family has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are regular when you’re home.
  3. Your home smells musty.
  4. You have pets that shed.
  5. Odors stick around in your house.
  6. Someone in your household smokes.
  7. Your house is always dusty, despite routine cleaning.

Which Air Filtration System is Right for My Home?

A whole-home air purification system can handle pollution in your home’s air. And possibly offer relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your home.

Studies have found limiting exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could counter 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And controlling biological contaminants like dust mites can also reduce childhood asthma cases by 55-60 percent.

HEPA Filters

The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was developed to shield scientists from radiation as they worked on an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are often used in hospitals, science labs and even homes.

HEPA filters are rated to remove 99.97 to 99.99% of particles measuring 0.3 microns and bigger. This includes pollen, dirt and dust. A HEPA air cleaner with activated carbon filters can catch chemicals, odors and smoke.

These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the brand. This rating indicates how well a filter can pull out pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration capabilities, HEPA filters are thick and can reduce airflow. It’s important to check with Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc to confirm your heating and cooling system can work with one.

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are much thicker than common air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier attaches snugly against your HVAC equipment.

Because its functional surface is usually around 10 inches, media filters are able to catch about 95 percent of particulates.

These filters stay fresher longer too, typically between three to six months.

Electrostatic Filters

There are a couple of electronic filtering systems you can install in your home.

An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged substance to attract. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at removing tiny particles from your home’s air. Plus, they’re also 30 times more effective than everyday filters.

An electronic air cleaner involves a high-voltage magnetic charge to trap particles.

Some can erase the majority of indoor air pollutants—particles, germs, bacteria, chemical odors and vapors—by up to 99.9 percent. And minimize ozone, a known lung irritant, created elsewhere in your home.

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