Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Ogden

An air filter is an important HVAC part for efficiency and comfort—but it’s frequently overlooked.

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

Today’s homes are more energy efficient. But they don’t allow for much airflow. This means the air inside your home can be dirtier than outside—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are ways you can take charge of your home’s air quality:

  • Limit pollution sources
  • Ventilate with fresh air
  • Use better air filters

Filtration is one of the most efficient ways to clean the air that flows through your home. It captures particles as air moves through HVAC ductwork.

There are several types of air purification systems you can add to enhance the air in your home. Barlow Service Experts can suggest what’s ideal for you. And you can breathe easy knowing all our Expert work is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

 

7 Signs You Need a Better Air Filtration System

There are a few signals that your home could be enhanced by a filtration system.

  1. Someone in your house has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are common when you’re home.
  3. Your home smells stale.
  4. You have pets that shed.
  5. Odors linger in your house.
  6. Someone in your house 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 eliminate pollution in your home’s air. And possibly offer relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your home.

Studies have found limiting exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could prevent 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 keep scientists safe 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 extract 99.97 to 99.99% of particles measuring 0.3 microns and bigger. 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 model. This rating indicates how well a filter can remove pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration abilities, HEPA filters are dense and can restrict airflow. It’s important to ask Barlow Service Experts to make sure your heating and cooling system can work with one.

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are much thicker than basic air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier fits snugly against your HVAC unit.

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

These filters work longer too, commonly 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 substance to attract. 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 ordinary filters.

An electronic air cleaner applies a high-voltage magnetic charge to capture particles.

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