Want A Better Air Filter? Ratings That Deliver Several Benefits
The American Lung Association analyzes data from across the country each year to give counties an air quality grade. The bad news: New Castle County received an “F” for Particle Pollution and High Ozone Days. The good news: Better air filters are available, which can help keep your family safe and healthy. In order to select a better air filter for your home, it’s important to understand how to best use the information available regarding air filters.
- Pleated filters provide the best value for the money and offer a wide range of efficiencies and designs. Certain pleated models do a much better job of protecting your HVAC equipment and interior air than non-pleated filters. Check the MERV rating to detemine the filter’s ability to capture particles.
- Electrostatic filters also provide a great value because they are reusable. You should look for a model with a lifetime guarantee, which signifies a better air filter quality.
Choosing the right filter will give you several benefits:
- Bacteria, tobacco smoke and odor control – Most filters will remove large mold particles from your air, but many of them miss smaller particles like bacteria, tobacco smoke, odor, hair spray and other pollutants.
- Health concerns – Better air filters will reduce the prevalence of allergens in your home, which is great news for those living with small children, elderly people or anyone with health concerns like asthma and allergies.
- Decreased demand on your equipment – The right air filter will allow for efficient airflow to your HVAC system while also decreasing the amount of dust and debris that infiltrate your equipment. Your entire system will function more efficiently and operate without as much strain, which in turn will lower your energy bills and should ensure your HVAC system will last longer.
- Increase comfort – Quality filtration will help balance airflow and humidity from room to room. When you’re more comfortable, you can change your thermostat settings to save even more money on energy.
To ensure you find the best filter for your exact needs, contact Sobieski Services. We help homeowners in and around Wilmington protect their families by upgrading to a better air filter.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Wilmington, Delaware and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems).
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