Westland Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Filtration’

The Difference Between an Air Purifier and an Air Filter

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Air purification is becoming a necessity in our day and age. Homes are being built so airtightly to keep conditioned and heated air inside that little attention is being paid to the lack of fresh and clean air that can exist indoors. Luckily, ingenuity in the HVAC industry has lead to some pretty remarkable solutions for this problem, including the air purifier and air filter.

Today we’re going to talk about the difference that you can expect between an air filtration system and an air purifier in Avon, OH. They’re different in the goals they accomplish while they might both improve your home’s indoor air quality. Homeowners who are looking to study up on these systems before they make a purchase, pay attention!

Let’s talk about the benefits of each system, how they operate, and which system might be right for you.

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What Can an Air Filtration System Do for You?

Monday, April 6th, 2020

While we sit at home and wait for this pandemic to finally be over, it can be easy to get lost in a wide web of online searches for ways to improve your indoor air quality. So, in light of the news and everyone wondering now about ways to make their indoor air quality better, we’ve decided to dedicate a blog post to the effect that an air filtration system can have on your home.

No, we’re not just talking about the filter on your air conditioner or heating system. We’re talking about a separate piece of machinery that is devoted entirely to filtering out bad particles and letting you breathe the clean air you desperately want. Luckily, there are teams like ours that provide indoor air quality services in Westlake for homeowners who want this upgrade sooner rather than later.

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Could You Use an Air Filtration System?

Monday, December 30th, 2019

So many homeowners think they don’t need an air filter or air purifier, but we don’t think they’re as right as they assume. Sure, your home might be an exception to the rule, but don’t count out an air filtration system just because you don’t know about the benefits it could provide.

The truth is, our homes are full of systems that produce toxic byproducts that enter our air. From wood-burning fireplaces, to stoves and ovens, even with our pets that are constantly shedding, our houses can become bogged down with thousands of contaminants and particulates that can become irritating and dangerous for our health. If this has become an increasing concern for you and your family, like it has for so many homeowners across the country, make sure to look into purchasing an air filtration system in Westlake, OH to combat the problem of poor air quality.

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Air Filtration and Purification Explained

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

germicidal-lightWhile doing your online research, you might come across the fact that there are two approaches to cleaning the air in your home:

Air filtration and air purification.

While the methods are similar, and some of the products even have overlapping functions, they’re not quite the same. However, if you’re working with an HVAC expert in Avon, OH from the very start, you won’t need to worry too much about it. Your technician will be able to test the quality of your air and install the right systems for you.

However, we’re still happy to help explain the differences between them with a couple of examples.

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How to Find the Right Air Filtration for Your Home

Monday, March 11th, 2019

air-filterIf you go online and start reading about indoor air quality, you’ll find countless articles and blogs about how your indoor air is swarming with dust, dirt, viruses, high and low humidity, particles… the list goes on. It’s enough to make you want to rush out and go buy an air filter immediately.

But there’s a problem with that. It’s the same as reading about all of your symptoms online and being convinced that you now have some sort of incurable illness. However, you wouldn’t want to go out and buy medicine for an illness that a doctor hasn’t diagnosed you with.

Likewise, we don’t think you should go spend money on air filtration systems until your home has been properly diagnosed by a qualified HVAC contractor. Here’s what you should do instead:

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Consider an Air Purifier to Improve Your Quality of Life

Monday, December 18th, 2017

happy-family-IAQDuring the winter, we rightfully focus on our heating systems to keep our homes warm and our families healthy. But it’s not the only factor involved in maintaining a pleasant atmosphere in your home. Cold air means dry air, and that can foster dust and dirt spreading throughout your ducts and other spots in your home. Most heaters come with filters to help catch the dust, but they can get clogged easily and need to be replaced often.

An electronic air purifier, on the other hand, is the perfect way to get rid of excessive dust in your home. With the holidays here, now makes an excellent time to get one installed. How do they work and what kind of benefits do they provide? We’ve placed a quick guideline below.

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Air Purifiers Can Help Your HVAC System

Monday, November 20th, 2017

air-filter-systemFall is an excellent time to look into improvements in your HVAC system. With winter on the way and cold weather already here, you’re going to be depending upon reliable heating day in and day out. That means now is the time to correct any problems with your system and look for ways to improve its performance. And believe it or not, some improvements rest in areas other than the HVAC system itself. In particular, an electronic air purifier can be just the thing you need to help your system do its best, as well as provide a number of other benefits in the bargain. A trained technician can easily install one in your home before winter arrives.

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How Do Air Filtration Systems Help My Home?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

We live in Westlake, OH, with hot and muggy summers and freezing cold winters. That places a lot of emphasis on temperature control in your home, and to be sure, air conditioners and heaters are vital parts of your household. Whether you use a filter, a UV germicidal light, a humidifier, or dehumidifier, an air filtration system is a useful and even important addition to your home. If you don’t have one, you should consult with a trained technician about the best option for you, then arrange for an installation session.

“How do air filtration system help my home?” you ask. The answers are simple.

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What You Need to Know About Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Do you find yourself coughing and sneezing a lot, even when you’re in your own home? Do you often get sick, even outside of common seasons for it? If so, then you just might have a problem with your indoor air quality. It may seem like the air in our homes is largely empty, but in fact it is brimming with millions of microscopic particles. These particles include dust, mites, insect dander, pet dander, mold spores, bacteria, viruses, and all sorts of other harmful contaminants. Some are lung irritants, some are allergens, and some are infectious agents. All of them lower your quality of life when you breathe them in.

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Isn’t the Air Filter in my HVAC System Enough for Clean Air?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

When it comes to the job of keeping unhealthy particles from circulating through a home, one of the best options is to have mechanical air filters professionally installed into the HVAC system. Mechanical filters require no power to operate; they capture pollutants down to 0.3 microns in size (which includes dust, pollen, dander, dust mites, and lint that can fill your air) in a mesh of fibers. You can call on the indoor air quality specialists at Westland Heating and Air Conditioning if you are interested in installing air filtration in Avon, OH for your home. Our technicians will see that you receive the best filter type to match your HVAC system and remove the airborne particles that are affecting your home.

But doesn’t my air conditioner/heater already have an air filter?

Well, it should. (If it doesn’t, give us a call right away and we will help fix that.) This filter is an important part of the operating of an AC and a forced-air heater such as a furnace. The filter is part of the return air vents that bring air from the rooms of the house into the HVAC system where it is heated or cooled. The filter prevents contamination from the inside of the house from entering and damaging the components of the air conditioner and/or heater. This filter needs to have regular changing or cleaning to make sure that it doesn’t clog up the airflow into the HVAC system and lead to inefficient performance.

This filter isn’t enough to clean the air you breathe

The air filter for an air conditioner and heater is not designed to remove airborne contaminants from the air moving around your home. It does some good, but not enough. If you are experiencing low quality air right now, chances are high that your HVAC system has an air filter in it—and it clearly isn’t taking care of the job.

The air filters that will keep contaminating particles from polluting your air are specifically designed with your health and comfort in mind. If matched correctly to your HVAC system and installed by professionals, they can remove more than 99% of the unwanted particles attempting to move through them without negatively affecting the airflow from the system.

Our team at Westland Heating and Air Conditioning is dedicated to finding the right air filtration systems for our customers. If you want excellent air filtration in Avon, OH, give us a call.

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