We hear a lot about outdoor air pollution. Many weather apps even give a daily rating to let us know our local air quality rating. How often, though, do we think of the air we breathe inside of our homes every day? Indoor air pollution can be worrisome, but every homeowner can invest in better air filter technology to take the burden of toxic air off of their lungs and their HVAC system.
Most air filters are part of a home’s HVAC unit. Some homeowners choose to change air filters themselves, while others rely on professionals as part of their routine maintenance. Your home’s air filter catches small microbes, pet dander, dust, pollen and more that circulates in the air throughout your home. If someone you love has asthma or allergies, making sure the air filter is clean and replaced frequently will help them manage their symptoms.
Our indoor air can become polluted because of household cleaners, paint, off-gassing furniture or other chemicals and weatherproofing that doesn’t allow air to flow well. Add to that keeping windows and doors closed throughout our cold Portland winters, and your home may be desperate for fresh air. We have equipment to provide just that! Depending on the level of purification you prefer, products range from filters that fit into your current HVAC unit to complete separate units. At Heat Relief, we want our customers to breathe easier, so we offer Bryant® air filtration systems. These state-of-the-art systems capture and kill harmful bacteria, mold and other toxins and are either easy to replace or require little maintenance.
When choosing a filter, size matters. Make sure you get the appropriate size to fit your unit, while also checking for ratings such as MERV and HEPA. MERV stands for minimum efficiency reporting value, meaning how fine the filtration is for the filter. HEPA, or high-efficiency particulate air
, filters reduce the amount of dust and dander blown through a filtration system. Check what type of filter you have and, if you have any questions, it is best to leave replacement to the professionals at Heat Relief.
Portland HVAC & Indoor Air Quality Experts
Here at Heat Relief, air purification is a serious business. We offer filter replacement as well as other services to guarantee the air your family is breathing is clean and safe. Call us at (503) 877-1713 this spring for any routine maintenance of your HVAC, including filter replacement, to ensure that indoor air pollution levels in your home remain in check.