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Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Charlotte

An air filter is an essential HVAC part for efficiency and comfort—but it’s regularly forgotten.

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

Up-to-Date homes are more energy efficient. But they don’t allow for much airflow. This means the air inside your home can be worse than outdoors—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are techniques you can use to take charge of your home’s air quality:

  • Limit pollution sources
  • Ventilate with fresh air
  • Use higher-quality air filters

Filtration is one of the most efficient techniques to clean the air that flows through your home. It traps particles as air runs through HVAC ductwork.

There are several kinds of air purification systems you can install to enhance the air in your home. Komfort Air can recommend what’s ideal for you. And you can breathe comfortably knowing all our Expert work is backed 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 household has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are common when you’re home.
  3. Your home smells musty.
  4. You have pets that shed.
  5. Odors stick around in your house.
  6. Someone in your household smokes.
  7. Your house is always 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 provide relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your home.

Studies have found limiting exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could stop 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And restricting 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 designed to protect 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 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 model. This rating indicates how effectively a filter can pull out pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration performance, HEPA filters are thick and can limit airflow. It’s important to touch base with Komfort Air to verify your heating and cooling system can run 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 attaches closely against your HVAC equipment.

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

These filters last longer too, commonly between three to six months.

Electrostatic Filters

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

An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged substance 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 regular filters.

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

Some can erase 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.