High-Quality Air Filter Services in Pickerington, OH
The air filters in our HVAC systems are responsible for removing pollutants from the air circulating in our homes, changing them often is a vital part of maintaining optimal indoor air quality. Not only that, however, clean and effective air filters can increase the life expectancy of an HVAC system and, when changed properly, they can reduce the need for repairs by eliminating the wear and tear caused by poor airflow. Homeowners, as such, are advised to check their air filters monthly and replace them as often as necessary.
If you’re ready to improve your home’s Indoor Air Quality with a Media Air Filter, look no further than your friends at Pickerington Heating & Cooling! We’d be happy to install an air cleaner from Honeywell®, or another top manufacturer. Call us to schedule Thermostat services today!
What is Indoor Air Quality?
“Indoor air quality” refers to the quality of the air in a home, school, office, or another building environment. The potential impact of indoor air quality on human health nationally can be noteworthy for several reasons:
- Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.
- People who are often most susceptible to the adverse effects of pollution (e.g., the very young, older adults, people with the cardiovascular or respiratory disease) tend to spend even more time indoors.
- Indoor concentrations of some pollutants have increased in recent decades due to such factors as energy-efficient building construction (when it lacks sufficient mechanical ventilation to ensure adequate air exchange) and increased use of synthetic building materials, furnishings, personal care products, pesticides, and household cleaners. (Source)
Effects on Human Health
Health effects associated with indoor air pollutants include:
- Irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat.
- Headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.
- Respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer.
The link between some common indoor air pollutants (e.g., radon, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, Legionella bacterium) and health effects is very well established.
Air Filter Services in Pickerington, OH
Benefits of a Media Air Filter
A media air cleaner is a cabinet placed in the return air duct of the forced air system. As air passes through your HVAC system, the media air cleaner traps airborne particles within the filter media before they reach your indoor atmosphere.
The main difference between a media air cleaner and a standard air filter is size. Conventional air filters are an inch thick, while media cleaners are 4 to 5 inches thick. This allows for more and better air filtration.
A media air cleaner provides up to 40 times more filtering media than a traditional 1-inch thick air filter.
Captures Invisible Particulates
As air flows through the cleaner, it traps tiny particles as small as 0.1 microns. To give you an idea of how small that is, consider the average thickness of a human hair is between 30 to 100 microns!
A media air cleaner can capture up to 98 percent of airborne particles containing bacteria, mold spores, and viruses. These have the potential to cause dangerous and even deadly diseases in humans.
Installation is Quick & Easy
If Indoor Air Quality system installation is something you’re considering, it is essential to hire a certified, reputable contractor like Pickerington Heating & Cooling to perform the job the right way, as HVAC systems are major investments and the installation needs to be performed in a precise way. We are proud to carry Honeywell® products, and we’d be happy to set you up with a high-efficiency system, among other quality brands we carry.
We’ll start by disposing of your old HVAC equipment in a responsible manner. Then, we’ll begin installation according to which package you’ve chosen. We’re often able to complete installations within one service call. We’ll reconnect the ductwork, calibrate the new system controls, and perform tests on the new system to ensure everything is 100% working order. We’ll be sure to clean up after ourselves and be on our way — leaving you and your family more satisfied than when we arrived!
We Have HVAC Financing Available
Looking for financing assistance on your next HVAC repair or installation service? We at Pickerington Heating & Cooling offer a variety of financing options to fit your budget. Learn more about this offer today!