Your home’s HVAC system is more than just your heating and cooling equipment. It also includes making sure your home’s indoor air quality isn’t too low to keep you healthy with proper air purification.
Particulates such as pet dander, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, and dust can all contribute to indoor air pollution, and that can cause big problems, especially for the elderly and those with asthma.
Installing an air purification system in Marion is a great way to help improve your home’s indoor air quality. At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we’re committed to helping homeowners throughout Marion find solutions to their HVAC problems. We’re committed to providing you with the cleanest indoor air possible.
At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, our HVAC technicians are not only fully trained and vetted, but they are also certified, licensed, and insured to work on your home’s HVAC system. That way, you can be sure you’re getting the best service possible.
With the extensive experience, we’ve gained from working in homes all over Marion, Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling is ready to handle your next HVAC service.
With modern construction techniques, homes are better sealed than ever against air leaks, which eliminates drafts and makes your home more efficient. One downside to this improved sealing, though, is that it traps more air within your home. This can cause your indoor air quality to decline significantly, as the same air recirculates throughout your ducts.
While poor indoor air quality can pose problems for sensitive individuals, it can negatively impact everyone. Here are some of the more common reasons homeowners decide to install air purification systems in their homes:
With air purification services from Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we’ll install a filtration system that will improve your home’s indoor air quality. Once your new system is installed, you should notice an immediate improvement to the air in your home.
All HVAC systems are manufactured to fit a standard 1” thick filter, which is good at catching larger particles like dirt and dust. However, smaller particles can easily pass through these filters, and it’s these particulates that most impact your home’s indoor air quality.
That’s why we offer these alternative air purification systems:
In an electrostatic purification system, air flows through an ionizing chamber, which gives any particles suspended in the air a positive charge. Air then passes into an electrified filter, which gives it a negative charge. This filter then attracts the charged particles, acting as a magnet for dirt, pollen, and other elements.
Electrostatic filters require periodic cleaning, but they need to be replaced far less often than the standard 1” filters, which usually last only one to three months.
Standard HVAC filters, also known as media filters, usually can’t effectively improve your home’s indoor air quality. While you can get media filters up to 4” thick, they still can’t adequately capture the microscopic particles that can cause problems for sensitive individuals.
High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, however, are designed to trap much smaller particles, down to 0.3 microns. That means that a HEPA filter can catch up to 99.97% of airborne contaminants, leaving you with much cleaner air.
Like electrostatic filters, your HEPA filter will need to be regularly cleaned. Because it’s much denser than a media filter, it can restrict airflow to your HVAC system when it’s dirty, which can cause problems for your equipment.
However, your HEPA filter should last you at least a year, meaning you’ll need to replace your filters much less frequently than standard media filters.
While filters will trap particles, they can’t guarantee that biological pollutants won’t pass into your airstream. Installing a UV light in your filtration system can help you kill pathogens like bacteria and viruses before they can make it into your ductwork, helping to keep you safe.
Because UV lights don’t block particles, they’re usually used in conjunction with HEPA or electrostatic filters to make them more effective.
The team members at Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling are well-qualified to install and maintain your Marion air purification systems. If you’d like more details about our air purification services, contact one of our HVAC experts today!