Clean Air Means Better Indoor Air Quality And A Safer Home And Family
Choose the Right Air Filtration System
According to the EPA, the air quality inside your home can be up to 5 times more polluted than it is outside. With that said, it isn’t if you need an air filtration system but rather what kind should you get. Improvements in Home Indoor Air Quality technology have occurred rapidly in recent years leading to a flood of air filtration systems. But which kind is right for you? Call 1-800-401-2980 for a Free Estimate and your F. H. Furr Indoor Air Quality Expert will meet with you and do an analysis of your home to determine what is right for your needs.
An important factor in determining the effectiveness of an air cleaner is the strength of the pollutant source. Table-top air cleaners, in particular, may not remove satisfactory amounts of pollutants from strong nearby sources. People with a sensitivity to particular sources may find that air cleaners are helpful only in conjunction with concerted efforts to remove the source.
Standard 1” Furnace Filter
The standard 1-inch furnace filter-the kind you replace monthly- simply doesn’t get the job done. These standard furnace filters are designed to protect the HVAC components…not you! These types of filter are only about 5-10% efficient and are even less efficient against potentially health-threatening particles which are 10 microns or smaller. Some retailers also offer ‘premium’ 1” deep filters with higher efficiency ratings. However, these filters can actually increase the pressure drop in the HVAC system, thereby decreasing your system’s performance.
The “BEST” solution for your home is an Electronic Air Cleaner. A Whole House Electronic Air Cleaner can remove up to 99.98% of unwanted airborne particles passing through the filter without significantly hampering your airflow. This type of Air Cleaner can trap particles as small as .1 microns in size. A cleaner reduces allergies and improves airflow!
This filter is traditionally used when there are space issues and no other filter will work. This filter must have 110 volts AC supply for power, but has very low 2-watt power usage. It also has low airflow resistance for the life of the media. Easy to maintain, this filter is an improvement over your standard 1” furnace filter.
The Media Air Cleaner does not simply filter the air but cleans it as well. This air cleaner markedly increases filtration efficiency and dirt-holding capacity. It also has a very low pressure drop and requires little maintenance. This is the minimum you should consider.
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What are electronic air cleaners?
There are two types of electronic air cleaners: Standard Electronic Air Cleaners and Electronically Enhanced Media. Both air cleaners electrically charge particles and attract them to a collection material.
The standard electronic air cleaner will collect charged particles on a specially designed “plate” and can obtain 95% efficiency or higher on various particles when the collection plates and ionizing wires are clean. It should be noted that some efficiency can be lost as dirt is collected.
Electronically enhanced media is a newer technology and combines elements of both electronic and media air cleaners. Electronically enhanced media air cleaners are 99% effective in the removal of numerous particle categories.