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Air Filtration Systems in Idaho Falls, ID by Advanced Home Services
One of the great things about having a centralized HVAC system is the ability to add upgrades that can help improve your home and your system. If you have concerns about your indoor air quality, an easy and direct way to improve it is by hiring our experts to install an air filtration system in your current heating and cooling system. There are many reasons why homeowners use air filtration, including making the indoor air better for allergy and asthma sufferers. Air filtration systems also help your HVAC by capturing far more dust and dirt than the standard filter that comes with your HVAC system. Do you already have an air filter, but need help with repair, replacement or maintenance? Our experts can help you with all your air filtration needs in Idaho Falls, ID – all you have to do is give us a call.
Advanced Home Services offers quality air filters and air filtration services in Idaho Falls, ID and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.
Why MERV Matters with Air Filtration
Just as a car or heater has a rating to describe its efficiency, so too do air filters. This rating, known as its MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value), will tell you how effective a particular filter is. It’s important to understand what MERV is so that you install and use an air filter that will effectively meet your indoor air quality needs.
What Is MERV?
As mentioned above, MERV is a scale. This scale ranges from 1 to 20, with 20 being the most effective – however, this doesn’t mean you should automatically install an air filter with a MERV of 20. Why not? Any air filter with a MERV rating of 13 and above are considered HEPA filters. Many times, HEPA filters can be too strong for residential HVAC systems, and they will restrict air flow. If you require a HEPA air filter, work with an expert before installing one to ensure it will allow the air flow your HVAC needs. So what MERV range should you look for? Here is a quick guideline to review:
- 1–4 – this range is where your standard air filter falls; it captures only large particles over 10 micrometers (for comparison, viruses and bacteria are 0.3 microns).
- 5–8 – air filters in this MERV range capture all of the above, plus pollen, some mold spores, dust mites, pet dander and most other allergens.
- 9–12 – filters within this MERV range capture all of the above, as well as very fine dust and dirt particles, smaller allergen particles.
We Offer Air Filtration Services in Idaho Falls, ID
The indoor air quality experts at Advanced Home Services can help you determine which type of air filter will fit your needs and install it so that it works seamlessly with your HVAC system. If you already use air filters, but need repair, maintenance or replacement assistance, we can help with that, too. Just give us a call and we will get you scheduled with one of our experts.