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Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Jackson

An air filter is a crucial HVAC component for performance and comfort—but it’s often ignored.

Indoor air quality can impact your family’s health, particularly if there’s someone in your Jackson family with allergies, asthma or other respiratory concerns. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can trigger symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals found in regular household items such as cleaning products, furniture and flooring.

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

There are techniques you can use to take control over your home’s air quality:

  • Lower pollution sources
  • Ventilate with fresh air
  • Use better air filters

Filtration is one of the most successful ways to clean the air that flows 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. Comfortech Service Experts can advise you on what’s ideal 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 a couple of indications that your home could be enhanced by a filtration system.

  1. Someone in your household has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are common 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 house 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 take care of pollution in your home’s air. And possibly bring relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your household.

Studies have found controlling exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could counter 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And restricting 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 designed to protect scientists from radiation as they built an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are frequently 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 trap chemicals, odors and smoke.

These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the kind. This rating shows how successfully a filter can clear pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration performance, HEPA filters are dense and can reduce airflow. It’s important to ask Comfortech Service Experts to verify your heating and cooling system can work with one.

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are denser than basic air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier attaches tightly against your HVAC system.

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

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

Electrostatic Filters

There are several different types of electronic filtering systems you can use in your home.

An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged material 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 ordinary filters.

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

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