Friday, 26 October 2018

Allergens and Air filters

If you suffer from allergies, there is a big chance that you have searched for every method to filter those allergen particles from your home. It is advised that those suffering from asthma and allergies, upgrade to an efficient air filter to keep the air particle free. However, what is the right air filter for allergies? Here is a closer look,

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Air Filters make a very Important tool for decreasing allergens:

The dirt hidden under the rugs can hurt you or irritate your sensitive body. Your filters are a very important part for safeguarding the air quality of the house, especially when the right kind of air filter is utilized. Cheap air filters that are readily available from the hardware store do absolutely nothing for enhancing the quality of air within the house. They just serve for preventing big dirt, dust particles and hair from harming HVAC equipment (if altered regularly). However, the ordinary filters do very little towards removing dust mites, microscopic dust, pollen, mold, dander, mildew, and other irritants, which are so tiny they slip from the fibers to get blown back into the living space. To trap the particles, it is important to use specialized air filters.

  1. Mechanical Filters
Specialized mechanical filters have the ability to physically trap allergens. They were developed during world war two for preventing the leakage of radioactive elements from labs. They can capture approximately 90% of the particles, removing irritants, allergens, and toxins for keeping the air within the house cleaner. The best quality filters can capture 99% of the dust, pollen, and smoke particles. However, not all filters work the best. Pay close attention to MERV ratings. From MERV 1 to MERV 12, the greater the number, the minute the elements the air filter can get rid of. For blocking allergen-inducing elements, selecting a MERV rating of ten or greater is best.

  1. Electrostatic Filters
These filters make use of an electrical charge for attracting irritants and allergens for deposit on the collecting plates.

  1. Hybrid Filters
These filters blend the elements of both electrostatic and mechanical filtration, which is combined with other features of air quality preservation such as, humidifiers/dehumidifiers and UV light (for pathogens). Incorporating such features into the ‘whole house system’ which is connected to and works in combination with HVAC equipment can enhance filtration, decrease noise in the house and save space.

Air filters play a very important role in making sure your air quality remains intact. If you are tired of suffering from dust and other allergies, get your HVAC checked from a professional.

HVAC experts can guide you on the right filters to use and if you require a complete HVAC change to improve the air quality in your house. However, make sure the service or professional you choose has the expertise and skill to handle your problems. The best way to find out about genuine HVAC services is to search online or ask family and friends for valuable suggestions.