Gaithersburg Filtration Services
Without proper filtration, the air in your home would be filled with allergens and pollutants that could inflame asthma and cause various diseases. So, almost all HVAC systems have some form of filtration installed. However, it usually isn’t enough to be effective against the full range of contaminants that can be found in most indoor air. For that reason, you should have the filtration in your home upgraded as soon as possible to better protect your family from airborne contaminants.
If you don’t have a filtration system in your home or if your existing filtration system isn’t sufficient to your family’s needs, call Tuckers for indoor air quality service today. Our filtration specialists will help you select the right system for your home and then install it to ensure it works as intended to capture unwanted pollutants.
Mechanical Air Filters in Gaithersburg
There are multiple types of filtration systems for your home. The most common is mechanical filtration and is already installed on both your air conditioner and your air handler and furnace.
Mechanical filtration uses a media filter made of a material like fiberglass or carbon to capture particles as the air passes through them. The less porous the filter, the more effective it is at capturing smaller particles and the cleaner your air is. So, it is important that, if you want your indoor air to be as clean as possible, you get a high quality mechanical filter for your air handler.
These filters come with MERV ratings – the higher the MERV the more effective the filter is at removing small particles. The highest MERV rated filters are HEPA filters and can remove 99.9% of particles as small as 0.3 microns. Not all air handlers can use HEPA filters however due to air flow issues, so it is best to consult with a professional about what your will benefit most from.
Electronic Filtration in Montgomery County and Surrounding Areas
The other option for air filtration in your home is electronic filtration. An electronic system charges the air and removes particles from it through ionization. This is more effective for smaller particles and therefore cannot replace a media filter for removing larger allergens like dust, pollen and pet dander.
However, for smoke, exhaust and other gasses, electronic filtration is very effective and will act as a very important secondary line of defense against unwanted pollutants in your home’s air. When selecting a filter, you should consult a contractor who can help you choose an electronic air cleaner or purifier that matches your air handler and the size of your home.
Whatever your filtration needs, make sure you call the experts at Tuckers Air Conditioning & Heating. Our highly experienced technicians will work closely with you to ensure every aspect of your home’s heating and cooling system is protected against unwanted contaminants like dander, dust, pollen, mold and more. Call today to learn more.