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3 Things to Know About Air Filters

Monday, June 8th, 2015

When you want to protect, or even improve upon, the quality of the air in your home, there is no more basic method to pursue than the use of an air filter. While air filtration may be a simple way in which to boost the quality of the air in your home, it also has the potential to be among the most effective. We say potential, though, because there are certain scenarios in which using an air filter can be of little, or even no, benefit. To help you avoid encountering such scenarios, we’ve got 3 pieces of information to share with you regarding the selection and use of air filters in Land O’ Lakes, FL. Contact a member of the Ierna’s Heating & Cooling team to learn more. 

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Why Ask a Professional for Help Selecting a New Air Filter

Monday, October 27th, 2014

With today’s current concerns about maintaining indoor air quality in homes and businesses, air filtration systems are becoming more popular. It’s easy to see why: a properly sized and installed mechanical air filter fit into the HVAC system of a building will remove around 99% of the particles that can contaminate the air inside living and working spaces, all without placing any extra drain on energy and requiring only occasional maintenance to change the filters.

It sounds simple… but actually choosing and installing a filter isn’t simple at all unless you have professional training. To do this job you must have indoor air quality experts assist you.

Why do I need professionals for this job?

There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” air filtration system for a home. You may have heard about HEPA filters, which are among the most effective of all mechanical air filters available. However, these filters aren’t necessarily the best for your home; they are designed for use with powerful blowers that send immense volumes of air through a large ventilation network. If you select a HEPA filter with a very high MERV rating (the rating that indicates how effective a filter is at trapping particles) for your house, you would probably end up blocking the air trying to pass through the HVAC system along with the contaminating particles. This would not only mean a drop in airflow from the room vents, but also an immense strain placed on the heater/air conditioner and skyrocketing bills. Picking a filter just because it’s powerful is a recipe for an uncomfortable home—and energy bills that are uncomfortable to look at!

Professionals will know how to fit your home’s HVAC system with a filter that’s the ideal size and MERV rating for efficiency. They will also know what sort of contamination is causing the most trouble for your home, and choose an air filtration system that will address it specifically. You don’t want to spend money on a filter that tries to solve a problem you don’t have!

Finally, you must have professionals integrate the air filtration system into your ductwork so that the new filters work properly with your air conditioner and heater. Poor installation will mean a filter that permits contamination through anyway, which isn’t much better than no filter at all.

Call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling  today for better indoor air quality

Service for air filtration in Tampa, FL is easy: you only have to call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling and talk to our friendly indoor air quality specialists. They will be happy to assist you with setting up the right filters to keep your indoor air quality the best it can be.

If you want a system for air filtration in Tampa, FL for your home to keep a cleaner set of air ducts, contact the experienced and helpful team at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today.

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