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The Impact of an Air Filter

When the air outside is full of dust or there is a high pollen count in your region, is your first instant to go running outside? Probably not–all that airborne debris is likely to give you a coughing fit or, in severe cases, may lead to serious respiratory issues. Now, what if we told you that the air in your home has the potential to become this, well, dirty? Believe it or not, your indoor air quality can be quite bad. We provide solutions to this problem.

If the air in your home is too dirty to stand, or even just dirty enough to make dusting a near-futile effort, you will want to learn more about our air filtration systems in Birmingham, AL.

Don’t I Already Have a Filter?

This is a question we encounter commonly because it is a common misconception, While your air conditioner does come with an air filter as a part of the system, this filter isn’t going to help your indoor air quality very much. Its main job is to protect the internal mechanisms of your AC unit from getting dusty, not to stop dust and debris from swirling around your house. While these filters will remove some dirt and debris from your home’s indoor air, it isn’t enough to actually help your indoor air quality. That’s where an air filtration system comes in.

The Impact of an Air Filtration System on Your IAQ

What makes an air filtration system so great? It helps to improve your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). Here are some key facts about these systems, how they work, and how they help you.

  • Air filtration systems are installed in your ductwork. An air filtration system is built to be placed within your ductwork system allowing it to filter all the temperature-controlled air that your HVAC systems produce. This means it helps you enjoy clean, comfortable air.
  • These systems reduce airborne dust, dirt, fur, pollen, etc. Adding an air filtration system to your home is going to help improve your indoor air quality quite a bit. That is because this system is going to capture and remove a wide variety of airborne contaminants from the air blowing into your home, including dust, dirt, pollen, fur, and even allergens.
  • Your air filtration system can be as strong as you need it to be. Did you know that you can get an air filter that is strong enough t tackle exactly the issues you need taken care of? That is because air filters come in varying strengths which are measured by their Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value or MERV. Filters with a higher MERV can capture more contaminants because their fibers are more closely woven.

Why You Need Professional Service

When choosing and installing an air filtration system, you want to work with a professional technician. A pro can match you with a filter that is the right strength for your IAQ needs and will get it installed properly too.

Your experience is what matters most! Contact Douglas Cooling & Heating to get started.

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