Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Houston

An air filter is an essential HVAC piece for efficiency and comfort—but it’s regularly forgotten.

Indoor air quality can impact your family’s health, particularly if there’s someone in your Houston household with allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can trigger symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals located in common household items such as cleaning products, furniture and flooring.

Up-to-Date structures are more energy efficient. But they are sealed more tightly. This means the air inside your home can be worse than external air—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are techniques you can use to take the reins of your home’s air quality:

  • Reduce pollution sources
  • Ventilate with fresh air
  • Use improved air filters

Filtration is one of the most successful methods of cleaning the air that circulates through your home. It catches particles as air passes through HVAC ductwork.

There are several kinds of air purification systems you can install to improve the air in your home. Church Services can advise you on what’s best for you. And you can breathe comfortably knowing all our Expert work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

 

7 Signs You Need a Better Air Filtration System

There are a couple of signs that your home could be enhanced by a filtration system.

  1. Someone in your family has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are frequent when you’re home.
  3. Your home smells musty.
  4. You have pets that shed.
  5. Odors stick around in your house.
  6. Someone in your home smokes.
  7. Your house is continuously dusty, despite regular cleaning.

Which Air Filtration System is Right for My Home?

A whole-home air purification system can handle pollution in your home’s air. And possibly bring relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your home.

Studies have found limiting exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could counter 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And restricting biological contaminants like dust mites can also decrease childhood asthma cases by 5560 percent.

HEPA Filters

The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was created to protect scientists from radiation as they built an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are regularly used in hospitals, science labs and even homes.

HEPA filters are rated to take out 99.97 to 99.99% of particles measuring 0.3 microns and greater. This includes pollen, dirt and dust. A HEPA air cleaner with activated carbon filters can capture chemicals, odors and smoke.

These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the brand. This rating demonstrates how successfully a filter can remove pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration performance, HEPA filters are dense and can limit airflow. It’s important to check with Church Services to verify your heating and cooling system can work with one.

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are denser than regular air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier fits tightly against your HVAC unit.

Because its operational surface is usually around 10 inches, media filters are able to trap about 95 percent of particulates.

These filters stay fresher longer too, typically between three to six months.

Electrostatic Filters

There are a few electronic filtering systems you can install in your home.

An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged components to capture. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at removing tiny particles from your home’s air. Plus, they’re also 30 times more effective than everyday filters.

An electronic air cleaner involves a high-voltage magnetic charge to catch particles.

Some can eliminate the majority of indoor air pollutants—particles, germs, bacteria, chemical odors and vapors—by up to 99.9 percent. And reduce ozone, a known lung irritant, created elsewhere in your home.