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Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Sharonville

An air filter is an important HVAC piece for effectiveness and comfort—but it’s regularly ignored.

Indoor air quality can influence your family’s health, particularly if there’s someone in your Sharonville home with allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can worsen symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals found in everyday household items including cleaning products, furniture and flooring.

Today’s homes are more energy efficient. But they are sealed more tightly. This means the air inside your home can be worse than external air—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are techniques you can use to take charge of your home’s air quality:

  • Limit pollution sources
  • Ventilate with fresh air
  • Use better air filters

Filtration is one of the best ways to clean the air that circulates through your home. It traps particles as air moves through HVAC ductwork.

There are several models of air purification systems you can install to enhance the air in your home. Knochelmann Service Experts can recommend what’s best for you. And you can breathe comfortably knowing all our Expert work is upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

 

7 Signs You Need a Better Air Filtration System

There are a couple of signals that your home could be improved by a filtration system.

  1. Someone in your house has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are regular when you’re home.
  3. Your home smells stuffy.
  4. You have pets that shed.
  5. Odors stick around in your house.
  6. Someone in your household smokes.
  7. Your house is continuously dusty, despite routine cleaning.

Which Air Filtration System is Right for My Home?

A whole-home air purification system can take care of pollution in your home’s air. And possibly offer relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your home.

Studies have found controlling exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could prevent 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And controlling biological contaminants like dust mites can also reduce childhood asthma cases by 55-60 percent.

HEPA Filters

The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was designed to shield scientists from radiation as they developed an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are often used in hospitals, science labs and even homes.

HEPA filters are rated to take out 99.97 to 99.99% of particles measuring 0.3 microns and larger. This includes pollen, dirt and dust. A HEPA air cleaner with activated carbon filters can catch chemicals, odors and smoke.

These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the model. This rating shows how well a filter can clear pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration abilities, HEPA filters are thick and can reduce airflow. It’s important to check with Knochelmann Service Experts to verify your heating and cooling system can handle one.

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are sturdier than common air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier fits tightly against your HVAC unit.

Because its operational surface is usually around 10 inches, media filters are able to capture about 95 percent of particulates.

These filters work longer too, commonly between three to six months.

Electrostatic Filters

There are several different types of electronic filtering systems you can install in your home.

An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged components to attract. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at extracting tiny particles from your home’s air. Plus, they’re also 30 times more effective than everyday filters.

An electronic air cleaner applies a high-voltage magnetic charge to trap particles.

Some can erase the majority of indoor air pollutants—particles, germs, bacteria, chemical odors and vapors—by up to 99.9 percent. And reduce ozone, a known lung irritant, produced elsewhere in your home.