Indoor Air Quality
Clean Air Is Possible To Help You Breathe Easier In Spring
Everybody loves coming out of winter. The weather starts to get warm, the trees and flowers start to bloom, and people start to go outside and enjoy nature. Allergy sufferers, however, may have a different opinion on spring. This starts the period of runny noses and water eyes, and must retreat to their homes to have any kind of relief. In some cases, that may not help much, especially if the filter system on their furnace and air conditioning system isn’t designed to help them breathe easy. But, there are solutions to their problems.
What Type of Filter is Best For Your Indoor Air?
There are many different types of filters that people have in their homes, but these are the most common:
- 1″ filter. These are the standard sizes most people are using in their homes. They are usually pretty cheap to replace, and they need to be replaced each month. On top of that, they usually only capture about 10% of what is flying around the air, so for homeowners with allergies this filter gives you the least amount of relief. This type of filter generally is capturing larger dust particles in the air.
- 4″ media filter. This is a thicker version of the 1″ filter, but captures about 85% of what is in the air of your home. This filter will capture some mold spores and pet dander, and only needs to be replaced 2-3 times per year.
- Electronic air cleaner. This type of air filter uses an electromagnetic field to draw the smallest particles to your filter. This filter captures about 99.7% of all particulate matter in your home down to .01 microns. This means it is capturing allergens, bacteria, mold spores, pet dander, and even the flu virus. For allergy sufferers, this is the best filtering option available.