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Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Grand Island

An air filter is an essential HVAC piece for effectiveness and comfort—but it’s frequently ignored.

Indoor air quality can influence your family’s health, particularly if there’s someone in your Grand Island family with allergies, asthma or other respiratory concerns. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can trigger symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals found in everyday household items including cleaning products, furniture and flooring.

Modern homes are more energy efficient. But they are sealed more tightly. This means the air inside your home can be dirtier than external air—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are methods you can use to take control over your home’s air quality:

  • Limit pollution sources
  • Ventilate with fresh air
  • Use improved air filters

Filtration is one of the most successful methods of cleaning the air that circulates through your home. It catches particles as air passes through HVAC ductwork.

There are several kinds of air purification systems you can install to improve the air in your home. McElroy Service Experts can recommend what’s best for you. And you can relax 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 couple of signs that your home could benefit from 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 stick around in your house.
  6. Someone in your house smokes.
  7. Your house is consistently dusty, despite regular cleaning.

Which Air Filtration System is Right for My Home?

A whole-home air purification system can eliminate pollution in your home’s air. And possibly bring relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your family.

Studies have found managing exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could stop 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And limiting biological contaminants like dust mites can also reduce childhood asthma cases by 55-60 percent.

HEPA Filters

The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was developed to shield scientists from radiation as they worked on 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 take out 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 catch chemicals, odors and smoke.

These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the brand. This rating shows how well a filter can pull out pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration abilities, HEPA filters are thick and can limit airflow. It’s important to ask McElroy Service Experts to confirm your heating and cooling system can handle one.

Media Filters

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

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

These filters work longer too, usually between three to six months.

Electrostatic Filters

There are several different types of electronic filtering systems you can install in your home.

An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged components to catch particles. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at clearing tiny particles from your home’s air. Plus, they’re also 30 times more effective than everyday filters.

An electronic air cleaner uses 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 decrease ozone, a known lung irritant, produced elsewhere in your home.