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What Are the Benefits of High-Efficiency Air Filters?

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Thursday, December 15, 2016

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How’s your indoor air quality this winter? You might not know that indoor air quality goes down in the winter. What can you do to combat this? Take a look at high-efficiency air filters and how they can make a big difference. 


What Is the Air Filter’s Job?

The air filter on your heating system is designed to catch and trap dirt, dust, debris, and pollutants to keep them from entering your heating system. Additionally, the air filter helps keep these same things from circulating back into the air in your home. Not only does the air filter protect your HVAC system but it also protects your indoor air.

How Does This Affect Air Quality?

Some of the air pollutants inside our homes are merely bothersome and not hazardous, such as dust. However, if you have any sensitivities or allergies, even dust can be a nuisance.

The other things that affect our indoor air include pollen, pet hair and pet dander, chemicals, smoke particles, cleaning products, byproducts and emissions from the synthetic products in our homes, and mold and mildew. That’s why a high-efficiency air filter is so important in removing these particles from the air before and after it flows through your HVAC system.

What Does a High-Efficiency Air Filter Do?

A high-efficiency air filter works with your system to help make it as efficient as possible while also capturing as much air pollution as possible. These filters come in different sizes but all work to increase the airflow and reduce flow resistance while being as environmentally friendly as possible. Most are available in standard sizes and are easy to install.

Instead of worrying about the air you breathe, make sure you’re using high-efficiency air filters, and changing them regularly. For all the information, you need on your indoor air quality, contact our team of experts at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today.