Pleated Filters: Why They Are So Effective

August 8, 2020

You’ve probably heard of many types of filters on the market. Fiberglass, deep media and pleated filters are a couple of the most common ones. However, one of these filters stands out among the rest. If you’re a homeowner looking to keep your air clean, you’ll want to turn to pleated filters. Here’s a close look at why pleated filters are so effective. High MERV Ratings The MERV rating of a filter measures how well the device removes allergens and other particles from the air. Simply put, pleated filters have some of the highest MERV ratings on the market. The MERV scale ranges from 5 to 16, and pleated filters often cross into the double digits. While there are many scientific principles that make these filters so effective, they can all be summarized by these fantastic MERV ratings. When you go to the store to select a filter, you’ll be able to see the different MERV ratings. Notice how pleated filters boast a much higher average than others. When pleated filters are empowered by electrostatics as discussed below, their ratings skyrocket even further. Large Surface Area One of these scientific principles is the large surface area of a pleated filter....

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Why Does My AC Unit Need an Air Filter

July 12, 2020

There’s so much more to an air conditioner than its basic capabilities. With a little bit of HVAC knowledge, you can equip your AC with the latest technology. However, every system must have a few basic requirements. In particular, air filters are vital. While you can technically run a system without a filter, there are many reasons why you need one for proper air conditioning. Much Cleaner Air To start things off, an air filter leads to cleaner air. That’s the whole point of the filter; it catches dust and other particles and prevents them from reaching the rest of your home. When your child stomps on the rug, dust particles are bound to spew into the air. As these particles are cycled into the AC, they will be stopped in their tracks by the filter. Individuals with underlying health conditions will be particularly thankful for air filters. There is a much lower chance of asthma or allergies flaring up when your AC is backed by a filter. Moreover, many physicians and doctors strongly recommend air filters for all of your HVAC appliances. They are simply good to have on hand at all times. More Efficient, Cleaner System An air...

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Air Purifiers vs Air Filters

June 6, 2020

In the region around Wharton, TX, is the heating and cooling company you can trust to keep your home comfortable throughout the year. However, we know there is more to home comfort than temperature alone. Especially in newer homes, tight construction methods can increase the number of impurities that are floating around in your home’s air. We install several products that can make a big difference in your indoor air quality. Among our most common requests are air filters and air purifiers. Common Household Air Impurities When a sunbeam shines through a window, you can see the particles of dust that float around your home. The impurities that are visible to the naked eye are a mix of skin cells, fibers, and other small particles. During the spring and fall seasons, you will also find pollen grains that can cause allergic reactions in sensitive people. In humid areas, mold spores might also be in the mix. If you are concerned about air quality, you are probably also wondering about the impurities that you cannot see. Some of these are particles, such as the fine ash produced by cigarette smoke or wildfires. Other impurities are biological, such as bacteria and viruses....

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How to Maintain Superior Indoor Air Quality During Winter

January 26, 2019

is an HVAC company that serves residential customers in Boling-Iago and beyond. We provide all of the maintenance that you may need, including seasonal checkups, air filter replacement, and air duct cleaning. A common question we encounter is how to maintain good indoor air quality with all of your windows closed. The Benefits of Humidification Humidification can be a big help whether you invest in a whole-home system or buy standalone models for the rooms you use most. Humidification makes your home more comfortable at lower temperatures, so your heat can run less often, and studies have shown that an optimal relative humidity can eliminate 85 percent of airborne viruses that would otherwise be present. Ensuring Adequate Ventilation The ventilation in your home is crucial during winter for optimal air quality. If you haven’t recently, have a professional inspect your ventilation and make recommendations on how you can improve it. It’s also a good idea to test for mold, radon and so forth every several years or so. Check Your Air Filters Regularly Air filters should be replaced every 90 days or so. If you have reusable filters, then they should be washed at least every quarter. If you are...

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