Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Richmond

An air filter is an important HVAC component for efficiency and comfort—but it’s frequently forgotten.

Indoor air quality can influence your family’s health, especially if there’s someone in your Richmond family 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 that are part of regular household items like cleaning products, furniture and flooring.

Today’s structures are more energy efficient. But they don’t allow for much airflow. This means the air inside your home can be more polluted than outdoors—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are methods 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 ways to clean the air that circulates through your home. It captures particles as air moves through HVAC ductwork.

There are several models of air purification systems you can add to improve the air in your home. Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can suggest what’s best for you. And you can breathe comfortably knowing all our Expert work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

 

7 Signs You Need a Better Air Filtration System

There are several signs that your home could benefit from a filtration system.

  1. Someone in your household has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are regular when you’re home.
  3. Your home smells stuffy.
  4. You have pets that shed.
  5. Odors linger in your house.
  6. Someone in your household smokes.
  7. Your house is always dusty, despite weekly 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 bring relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your family.

Studies have found managing exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could prevent 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And controlling biological contaminants like dust mites can also decrease childhood asthma cases by 5560 percent.

HEPA Filters

The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was created to keep scientists safe from radiation as they built 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 take out 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 capture chemicals, odors and smoke.

These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the model. This rating indicates how effectively a filter can remove pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration abilities, HEPA filters are dense and can limit airflow. It’s important to touch base with Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to confirm your heating and cooling system can handle one.

Media Filters

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

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

These filters last longer too, commonly between three to six months.

Electrostatic Filters

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

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

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

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