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How Do Air Filtration Systems Work?

Indoor air quality problems are not new to St. Louis and Fenton homeowners. You have known for years that you should do something to keep pollutants and irritants out of your home so your family can breathe safely. Air filtration systems are one part of the puzzle when it comes to improving indoor air quality, but many homeowners are not aware of how they work. Here’s a closer look at what an air filtration device can do to help improve the indoor air quality in your home.

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The Air Cleaning Process

Air purifiers and filtration systems use internal fans to pull air from your home into the device. A series of filters within the filtration system will remove dust, pollen, and bacteria from the air before sending it back into your home. This process repeats multiple times every single hour, so the air is constantly re-filtered and circulated through your home. If you’d like an even more powerful air purifier, we offer UV air purifiers that use ultraviolet light to kill mold and bacteria inside your AC system.

In addition, some air filters have an ionizer. This uses a process like static electricity to attract particles to the filter. This can make the system even more effective at trapping particles, because it will naturally attract them.

While your HVAC system does already have a built-in air filter, and you can purchase high-efficiency filters to pull as much grime from your air as possible, the HVAC system is limited in how many of the airborne particles it can trap. Air filtration devices pull more of these particles from the air, so you have improved indoor air quality. To get the best possible filtration, look for a system that has a HEPA filter, which is designed to capture ultra-fine particles. To keep the air filtration system working at its best, replace or clean the filter regularly to reduce wear and tear on the system.

Benefits of Air Filtration Systems

Why should you invest in a quality air filtration system? Some of the benefits you will enjoy with one of these systems include:

  • Confidence that your family is breathing the cleanest air possible
  • Removal of unpleasant odors from your home
  • Removal of up to 99% of bacteria from the air in your home
  • Removal of common household allergens
  • Removal of dust to help you keep your home cleaner
  • Fewer problems with seasonal allergies and asthma
  • Improved lung health

At Metro Heating & Cooling, our techs highly encourage installing indoor air quality systems within your home’s HVAC system. We service many different brands of air filters, dehumidifiers, and air purifiers, so you have more options to keep your home’s air clean.

Call (314) 845-5900 or contact Metro Heating & Cooling today to learn more about indoor air quality solutions available in Fenton, MO and the surrounding St. Louis region.

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