Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Canada

An air filter is an essential HVAC piece for effectiveness and comfort—but it’s regularly forgotten.

Indoor air quality can affect 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 structures are more energy efficient. But they don’t allow for much airflow. This means the air inside your home can be worse than outside—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 most efficient methods of cleaning the air that circulates through your home. It catches particles as air runs through HVAC ductwork.

There are several kinds of air purification systems you can use to improve 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 benefit from a filtration system.

  1. Someone in your house has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are frequent when you’re home.
  3. Your home smells stale.
  4. You have pets that shed.
  5. Odors remain in your house.
  6. Someone in your house smokes.
  7. Your house is always 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 provide 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 restricting biological contaminants like dust mites can also reduce childhood asthma cases by 55-60 percent.

HEPA Filters

The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was developed to keep scientists safe from radiation as they worked on 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 take out 99.97 to 99.99% of particles measuring 0.3 microns and bigger. This includes pollen, dirt and dust. A HEPA air cleaner with activated carbon filters can trap chemicals, odors and smoke.

These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the model. This rating indicates how effectively 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 verify 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 several different types of electronic filtering systems you can add in your home.

An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged material to catch particles. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at clearing 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.