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The Best Filters to Improve Indoor Air Quality

3 Air Filters to Consider

When it comes down to improving your home’s indoor air quality, filters are a great way to go, but figuring out which filters are suitable for you and your family can be a hassle.

Below, we have made the task of choosing a filter for your home a little easier by giving you the three of the best filters on the market today.

HEPA Filters

High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are able to remove at least 99.97% of airborne allergens and pollutants that are 0.3 microns or larger. HEPA filters offer the most protection for your home on the market. With a 17 MERV rating, these filters can remove even the smallest microns or airborne particles, including tobacco and bacteria.

These filters are great for people with allergies or other respiratory illnesses and will benefit the most from owning this filter. HEPA filters do require a contractor to adjust them to fit your specific HVAC system.

Media filters

Media filters are able to filtrate the air like a high-MERV filter without the same adverse effects of airflow or static pressure. These filters have a greater surface area, which prevents significant static pressure while providing improved filtration.

Media filters are relatively effortless to maintain and can filter bacteria and other tiny airborne pollutants well. The dirt collected by the filter is sealed in so that none of it will be accidentally expelled back into your home. Media filters are relatively cost-effective and will only need replacing once or twice a year.

Electrostatic Filters

Electrostatic filters utilize small cotton and paper fibers to create a static magnet that collects dust and other airborne particles. This magnetism can hold these particles and prevent them from spreading throughout your home, making these filters an excellent choice for anyone dealing with allergies.

These filters are also available in disposable and reusable forms. When it comes time to change the filters, it is up to you whether you wash them or throw them out for new ones.

A Team You Can Rely On

The team of trustworthy professionals at Ostrom Electrical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning is equipped to handle any of your indoor air quality needs. Call us today at (540) 685-4040 to schedule a service.

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