Furnace and air conditioning filters were originally designed to protect the heating and cooling units themselves from particles, not to clean the air forced through them. On their own, these air filters will not make a significant difference in your home’s air quality. The average air filter is only capable of removing 3 to 5% of particles that pass through it.
A high-efficiency air filter can significantly improve your indoor air. These filters are available in various efficiencies, right up to hospital-grade air filters like those used in operating rooms, for maximum air quality improvement. Anyone with breathing difficulties or allergies can benefit from the clean air provided by an air filter.
An electronic air filter removes airborne pollutants and contaminants such as cigarette smoke, pollen, bacteria, virus, mould and dust from your home. These can get trapped as a result of homes becoming more energy efficient, so while it’s good to continue moving towards more eco-friendly methods of living, it’s important to continuously clean a home with a product such as an electronic air filter in order to avoid the side effects these pollutants and contaminants can cause. It’s also important to clean these filters as often as possible to ensure they continue working at maximum efficiency.
A mechanical air filter removes dust and other irritating particles from your home. It works through the blower in your fan, which attracts these particles to the tightly sealed air cleaner, circulating clean air back through your furnace and into the rooms of your home. They are highly efficient, quiet, and require minimal maintenance, offering a simple solution for keeping your house clean.
We’ll be happy to help you determine the filtration system that’s best for your needs or discuss service and maintenance for your existing air filtration equipment.
Removing particles from the air will not eliminate contaminants such as mould, viruses, mites and bacteria. An air purification system is needed for these.
What Poor Indoor Air Quality Means for You
As homes have become more efficient and sealed, indoor air quality has become a greater issue. We no longer experience much of an exchange of air from outdoors to indoors, leaving indoor air stale and more concentrated with pollutants.
Common indoor contaminants can cause:
- Respiratory conditions and discomfort breathing;
- Skin and eye irritations;
- Persistent illness or disease;
- Aggravated allergies, asthma and hay fever;
- Damage to porous surfaces, like wood.
Air purification systems, like air filters, remove allergens from the air and help alleviate allergy suffering. They do this by using ultraviolet (UV) light to sanitize the air, killing living particles and removing odours.
Noll ClimateCare can help you decide if a UV air purifier is right for your needs. We can also service your existing air purification equipment. We’d love to help you and your family breathe easier.