Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Edmonton

An air filter is a crucial HVAC component for effectiveness and comfort—but it’s regularly forgotten.

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

Up-to-Date structures 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:

  • Limit pollution sources
  • Ventilate with fresh air
  • Use better 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 kinds of air purification systems you can add to improve the air in your home. McKinley Heating Service Experts can recommend what’s best 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 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 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 take care of pollution in your home’s air. And possibly bring relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your home.

Studies have found managing 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 55-60 percent.

HEPA Filters

The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was designed to shield scientists from radiation as they developed an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are frequently 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 kind. This rating demonstrates how successfully a filter can remove pollutants from the air.

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

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are much thicker than common 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 everyday filters.

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

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