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The Air Filter on Your Furnace Isn’t Enough for Better Air Quality

When it comes to improving your indoor air quality, there is only so much that the air filter on your furnace can do. Even the best air filters are only designed to capture so much dust and dirt, with other particles being able to inevitably squeeze through.

If you really want to improve your indoor air quality, you need to invest in air filtration systems in Paradise, TX. It’s the best way to ensure excellent indoor air quality year-round for your home and family. You can keep reading to learn more about the role of your furnace’s air filter and how an add-on indoor air purifier can fill in the gaps.

Role of an Air Filter

The place that your air filter is located is the single air intake area for your entire heater. All air entering your heater comes in through that air filter. The air filter is designed to capture most dust and dirt particles to keep the inside of your heater clean and also improve your indoor air quality. But you want to keep in mind that there are different levels of air filters that capture greater or fewer particles. 

The higher the rating on the air filter, the smaller particles it can capture. But highly rated air filters are also much more dense and your heater is simply not equipped to pull airflow through a very dense filter. If you get too strong of a filter, you may develop airflow problems inside of your heater. Your best option. If you want to improve the indoor air quality of your home, is to invest in an indoor air purifier.

What Is a Whole-House Air Purifier?

A whole-house air purifier attaches inside of the ductwork that connects to your heater and air conditioner. This way, all airflow has to pass by before blowing into your home. The air gets filtered to remove more than 99% of all harmful particles. When it is first installed, it can take around half a day to clean all of the air in your home. 

After that, a whole house air purifier works around the clock to help you maintain a high level of indoor air quality. The only maintenance required for this add-on is changing the air filter or UV light out once per year. It’s a step that we can complete while we are already at your home for either heater or air conditioning maintenance.

Indoor Air Quality Difference

You will be able to feel the difference in the air after installing a whole-house air purifier. The air in your home may not “feel” particularly dirty right now, but it is. Indoor air can be as much as five times more polluted than the air outside. 

This is especially true during the winter when we tend to keep our homes more closed up because of cold weather. All of the germs, chemicals, pollution, viruses and bacteria get trapped inside and continue to recirculate. These particles are all small enough to fit through most standard air filters. 

Contact Don’s AC Service, Inc today to schedule an appointment for your HVAC and indoor air quality needs!

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