In fact, the air inside a home is often more polluted than the air outside. While many heating and cooling systems utilize a basic air filter, they do so in order to protect the equipment, not the people inside the building who are using the equipment, and the average filter is only capable of removing 3 – 5% of the particles that pass through it.
There are two different types of air filters are electronic air filters and mechanical air filters.
Electronic Air Filter removes airborne pollutants and contaminants such as cigarette smoke, pollen, bacteria, virus, mould and dust from your home. These can get trapped as a result of homes becoming more energy-efficient, so while it’s good to continue moving towards more eco-friendly methods of living, it’s important to continuously clean home with a product such as an electronic air filter in order to avoid the side effects these pollutants and contaminants can cause. It’s also important to clean these filters as often as possible to ensure they continue working at maximum efficiency.
Mechanical Air Filter removes dust and other irritating particles from your home. It works through the blower in your fan, which attracts these particles to the tightly sealed air cleaner, circulating clean air back through your furnace and into the rooms of your home. They are highly efficient, quiet, and require minimal maintenance, offering a simple solution for keeping your house clean.
While most people think of pollution as an outdoor factor from things like litter and fuel, it can definitely happen indoors, too.
If you’re looking to keep your home clean from pollutants and contaminants, an expert at Whitfield ClimateCare can help you find the right air filter for your needs. Contact us to request a quote today.