Indoor air cleaners can provide your home with improved air quality levels. This is especially true for those of you who reside in areas like Kansas City, where winter weather can get pretty extreme. While ventilating your home is normally an excellent way to increase the air quality in your living space, in some cases doors and windows can’t be opened because of the weather. Also, if you suffer from allergies, open doors and windows can let allergens, dirt and other pollution into your home. Under these circumstances, electronic air cleaners will provide you with the fresh air you need.
When you select an air purifier you need to know what to look for. The easiest way to tell how efficient an air-cleaning unit is, is to check its MERV rating. The MERV rating relates to how efficient the air cleaning system while consideration given to the particle size being removed. The rating-scale ranges from 1 to 16, and the higher the rating, the more productive the filter. Overland Park Heating and Cooling recommends a merv rating of 16 or better to combat most indoor pollutants, irritants and even viruses that can drastically affect your health.
Only the whole house high efficient air cleaners will be able to minimize pollen, dust, mold spores, from the air in your home. The best air cleaners will also filter out gases, tobacco smoke, chemical fumes, odors and even flu like viruses.
You should also look into how much energy each electronic air cleaning unit uses. The most efficient electronic air cleaners use only a small amount of energy to run effectively or none at all. Also, be sure to consider a whole house “non electric” air cleaner with a merv rating up to 16. These low maintenance systems use no elctricity, produce no ozone and can be as effective as a electronic system.
High effeicient whole house air cleaners can provide cost effective way to improve the quality of air inside your home. The professionals at Overland Park Heating & Cooling would be happy to help you with choosing the best air purification unit for your home. Contact us today for more information.
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