Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Canada

An air filter is an essential HVAC part for efficiency and comfort—but it’s frequently forgotten.

Indoor air quality can impact your family’s health, especially if there’s someone in your Canada family with allergies, asthma or other respiratory concerns. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can worsen symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals that are part of everyday household items including cleaning products, furniture and flooring.

Modern houses are more energy efficient. But they don’t allow for much airflow. This means the air inside your home can be worse than outdoors—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are techniques you can use to take the reins of your home’s air quality:

  • Lower pollution sources
  • Ventilate with fresh air
  • Use improved air filters

Filtration is one of the best ways to clean the air that flows through your home. It catches particles as air runs through HVAC ductwork.

There are several models of air purification systems you can install to clean the air in your home. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can recommend what’s ideal for you. And you can relax knowing all our Expert work is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

 

7 Signs You Need a Better Air Filtration System

There are several signals that your home could be enhanced by a filtration system.

  1. Someone in your house has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are common when you’re home.
  3. Your home smells stuffy.
  4. You have pets that shed.
  5. Odors remain in your house.
  6. Someone in your home smokes.
  7. Your house is consistently dusty, despite weekly cleaning.

Which Air Filtration System is Right for My Home?

A whole-home air purification system can take care of pollution in your home’s air. And possibly bring relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your family.

Studies have found managing exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could counter 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And controlling biological contaminants like dust mites can also reduce childhood asthma cases by 5560 percent.

HEPA Filters

The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was developed to keep scientists safe from radiation as they built an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are regularly used in hospitals, science labs and even homes.

HEPA filters are rated to extract 99.97 to 99.99% of particles measuring 0.3 microns and greater. This includes pollen, dirt and dust. A HEPA air cleaner with activated carbon filters can catch chemicals, odors and smoke.

These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the model. This rating indicates how successfully a filter can remove pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration performance, HEPA filters are deep and can reduce airflow. It’s important to touch base with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to confirm your heating and cooling system can handle one.

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are sturdier than basic air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier fits closely against your HVAC equipment.

Because its active surface is usually around 10 inches, media filters are able to catch about 95 percent of particulates.

These filters work longer too, usually between three to six months.

Electrostatic Filters

There are a couple of electronic filtering systems you can install in your home.

An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged material to catch particles. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at extracting tiny particles from your home’s air. Plus, they’re also 30 times more effective than everyday filters.

An electronic air cleaner uses a high-voltage magnetic charge to capture particles.

Some can remove the majority of indoor air pollutants—particles, germs, bacteria, chemical odors and vapors—by up to 99.9 percent. And decrease ozone, a known lung irritant, produced elsewhere in your home.