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Air Filtration System Services in Birmingham, AL
Every time you take a breath, you are inhaling millions and millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. These contaminants include dust, dirt, pollen, dander, viruses, bacteria, and mold spores. Prolonged exposure to these contaminants can lead to all kinds of health problems, including allergy attacks, increased instances of cold and flu, and even chronic diseases like asthma. In order to prevent these from happening, you’ll have to take steps to remove the contaminants from your air. That’s what air filtration systems are for. Douglas Cooling & Heating offers a full range of air filtration system services throughout Birmingham, AL. If you need an air filter installed or serviced, call today and set up an appointment.
Douglas Cooling & Heating offers full air filtration system services in Birmingham, AL
What Is MERV?
MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, and is the metric by which all air filtration systems are judged. Air filters are little more than closely woven fiber meshes stretched across a frame. MERV measures how closely woven the mesh in the filter is, which enables it to capture more and smaller contaminants. So, for example, a filter MERV of 1–4 can capture all sorts of things from pollen to dust mites. The higher the MERV, the smaller the contaminants the filter can capture. A filter MERV of 20 is so closely woven that it can capture individual viruses. However, there is a tradeoff. The more closely a filter is woven, the more effort it takes to push air through it. Filters with a MERV rating of greater than 12 or so tend to be too strong for residential HVAC systems to continue pushing air through them. For this reason, you should always consult with a professional about the best filter for your needs.
Why You Need Professional Air Filtration Services
There are two primary reasons why you need professional air filtration services. First, you need to make sure that the system is installed properly. Air filters are installed in the ducts of the home, in such a way that they can cover all air being circulated throughout the house. The filter also has to be located in an area that it can be easily accessed, which leads us to the next reason you need professional services.
Air filters have no way to get rid of the contaminants that they collect, which is more than a bit of a problem if they aren’t cleaned or replaced every few months. You need to have the air filter removed, cleaned, and replaced at least once every 3 months in order to ensure that everything continues to work properly.
We Offer Comprehensive Air Filtration Services
If you need an air filtration system installed, replaced, repaired, or maintained near Birmingham, Alabama, we can help. Our air filter technicians will find the best air filtration system for your needs, install it for you, and make sure that it keeps running properly. If you’re looking for a way to improve your health, air quality, and overall quality of life, this is it. Call today to set up an appointment. With us handling your air filtration services, you can breathe easier.