It may be daunting to try to find the perfect air filter for your home. Getting the right air filter ensures that your home is safe from air pollution and high maintenance costs. At Complete Comfort Air Conditioning & Heating, we provide homeowners with the right kind of air filters that work well for their homes and their HVAC system’s needs! Here are some ways air filters support good indoor air quality (IAQ):
How Do Air Filters Work?
Air filters go into your HVAC unit to prevent air pollutants from building up in your system. They’re made from different materials like spun fiberglass or pleated paper and cloth. They also come in different sizes depending on what kind of heating and cooling system you have. Some of the pollutants that air filters can block include:
- Dust and dander
- Fibers and lint
- Mold and mildew
It’s always important to get the right air filter for your home so that way they trap the pollutants before it reaches the rest of the home. Luckily, there are easy ways we can find out which air filter will work best for your home.
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Dirty or clogged air filters can lead to equipment damage, reduced airflow and an increased utility bill. You always want to make sure to replace your air filters every 1-3 months depending on how much pollutant buildup you get. If you need any help with your HVAC system, call in a specialist and we can schedule a maintenance visit for your unit.
How Do We Choose The Right Filter?
Here at Complete Comfort, we choose our air filters based on their Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV). This standard rates the overall effectiveness of air filters. From a 1-20 range, they detect the fineness of the filtration process.
The fewer dust particles and other airborne contaminants pass through, the better the rating. This also means that these filters provide you with the best IAQ rating because it properly filters out contaminants.
Micro-Particle Performance Rating
There are other ratings we can use as well to determine the efficiency of the filter. The Micro-Particle Performance Rating (MPR) is a rating system developed by 3M. This system rates the manufacturer’s filters and their ability to capture airborne particles smaller than 1 micron.
Filter Performance Rating
The Filter Performance Rating (FPR) is another rating system developed by Home Depot that uses a color code and a number scale. This rating process is often compared to the MERV rating standard.
If you’re looking for the best filter for your home, you always want to check the ratings on its efficiency from different sources. Our professional team will guide you using these rating systems to get you the air filter you need for your home.
Ready To Get Jupiter IAQ Solutions?
If you’re ready to learn more about your air filter in Jupiter, contact Complete Comfort Air Conditioning & Heating! Our team will get you on track to an improved IAQ and set you up with the perfect filter for your home. Contact us for a consultation today!