Santa Fe, NM Air Filtration Systems by Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing
Air filtration systems are devices designed to remove contaminants from the air inside your home. While you may not think that you actually need one, you might be surprised at the amount of contaminants floating around in the air you breathe every second. There are millions upon millions of microscopic particles present in the average home’s air supply, and more than a few of them can have a negative effect on your quality of life. Read on to find out more about these contaminants, and the air filtration devices that remove them. If you need an air filtration system installed in your home, call Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing.
Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing provides reliable air filtration systems in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the surrounding areas.
Why You Need an Air Filtration System
As previously mentioned, the air in your home is probably not nearly as clean as you think. Of the millions of microscopic particles that are commonly found inside a home’s air, a number of them are harmful. Dust, pollen, mites, insect and pet dander are all both allergens and lung irritants. On top of that, viruses, bacteria, and mold are infectious agents that can cause illness. All of these particles are dispersed throughout the air you breathe. If you want to improve your air quality by getting rid of them, you’re going to need an air filtration system.
Types of Air Filtration Systems
So what are air filtration systems, exactly? Well, air filters are devices that make use of a woven mesh to strain particles out of the air. As air flows through this mesh, any contaminants it carries become snared in the fibers. The air is allowed to flow through the filter unimpeded, while any contaminants are left trapped in the filter.
There many different levels of air filter, as determined by the MERV system. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. The higher the MERV rating, the smaller the contaminants that the filter can capture. A rating of up to 10 or 12 is common in homes. Filters with a rating beyond that tend to be too tightly woven for home forced air systems to handle, and are typically used in hospitals and other clean environments.
We Install and Service Air Filtration Systems
In order to get the maximum effect from air filtration, it’s a good idea to install a whole–house air filtration system. The filter is installed in your home’s ductwork, often in the air return duct for your heater and air conditioner. This allows it to filter all air being circulated around the house, making it that much easier to improve your indoor air quality. The kind of air filter you use should fit your specific situation. For that reason, and because you shouldn’t be crawling around in your ducts if you don’t know what you’re doing, you should give us a call. We’ll help you select the air filter that best fits your indoor air quality needs, then install it for you. We also service air filtration systems, cleaning or replacing them as needed, to make sure that your home’s indoor air quality remains high. Call us today to schedule an appointment.