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Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Edmonton

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

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

Today’s houses are more energy efficient. But they are sealed more tightly. This means the air inside your home can be more polluted than outdoors—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are ways you can take charge of your home’s air quality:

  • Lower pollution sources
  • Ventilate with fresh air
  • Use higher-quality air filters

Filtration is one of the most successful techniques to clean the air that streams through your home. It captures particles as air runs through HVAC ductwork.

There are several models of air purification systems you can add to clean the air in your home. McKinley Heating Service Experts can recommend what’s right for you. And you can breathe comfortably knowing all our Expert work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

 

7 Signs You Need a Better Air Filtration System

There are a few signs that your home could be enhanced by a filtration system.

  1. Someone in your family has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are common 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 household 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 handle pollution in your home’s air. And possibly bring relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your home.

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

HEPA Filters

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

HEPA filters are rated to remove 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 capture chemicals, odors and smoke.

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

Because of their high-efficiency filtration capabilities, HEPA filters are dense and can restrict airflow. It’s important to ask McKinley Heating Service Experts to verify your heating and cooling system can work with one.

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are denser than regular air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier mounts snugly against your HVAC system.

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

These filters stay fresher 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 attract. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at removing tiny particles from your home’s air. Plus, they’re also 30 times more effective than ordinary filters.

An electronic air cleaner involves a high-voltage magnetic charge to catch particles.

Some can eliminate 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, created elsewhere in your home.