During spring, summer fall and winter months, HVAC systems are running full force and homes are closed off to keep warm air in and cool air out depending on the time of year. Georgia and Florida households can suffer diminished indoor air quality throughout the year and an HVAC air cleaner is an excellent line of defense for your family against contaminants. Learn how an air cleaner for your home can help you stay more comfortable indoors this year – Ray & Son provides skilled installation for quality furnace air cleaners to improve indoor air quality.
Indoor Air Quality Issues
Homes are sealed up tight to stay warm or cool and conserve energy. Your windows and doors aren’t open allowing a breeze to flow through, providing natural ventilation to the home. During cold months, contaminants aren’t being filtered out of your home this way, so the air can be dirtier inside.
During the winter months, as a fuel-burning furnace runs, it creates combustion byproducts which pollute indoor air. Furnaces should be vented properly to allow pollution to escape and if flues aren’t working properly, you run the risk of this pollution backing up into your home. Woodstoves and wood-burning fireplaces are another source of indoor air pollution used commonly during the winter months. These sources can sometimes aggravate those with asthma and other respiratory issues.
Pets likely won’t spend as much time outdoors when the weather is extremely hot or cold, so your home will be exposed to more dander and pet hair. While pets are a loving addition to your family, this extra hair and dander can accumulate in the home and get picked up as air circulates, impacting allergy-prone family members.
How Furnace Air Cleaners Work
HVAC air cleaners work directly with your home’s heating system to remove airborne contaminants as air passes through. These filters use their surface area to trap allergens and pollutants so they do not circulate back into the home. The furnace air filter is installed in a special cabinet typically placed between the return air ducting and blower component of the furnace.
How an HVAC Air Cleaner Helps
An HVAC air cleaner provides better contaminant control in the home versus a standard disposable air filter. Furnace air cleaners have higher MERV ratings and are more efficient for removing smaller contaminant particles. Depending on the type of furnace air cleaner installed in your home, the HVAC air cleaner will remove contaminants such as:
- Mold spores
- Dander and pet hair
- Fine dusts and
- Exhaust fumes.
What’s the Right Air Cleaner for My Home?
When determining the right air cleaner for your home, it’s best to work with the skilled technicians at Ray & Son to ensure your new equipment is a right match for your HVAC system and your needs. We will study the air quality issues you face in your home and your current heating system to find the best solution allowing you to breathe easy throughout the winter as well as the rest of the year.
Ray & Son offers quality HVAC air cleaners that deliver powerful filtration for your living areas. Contact us to learn more about how installing a furnace air cleaner can improve indoor air quality.