Keeping the air inside your home clean should be the standard, and having a guide to air cleaners and filters helps decide which ones fit best for your home. Deciding what filters you need for your home may be confusing, but below, you will find all the information needed to make the right choice for your place..
Air Quality and Comfort
You may see the reading for air quality on your weather app, but have you ever wondered what that means? The Air Quality Index tells you where the air is, from clean to polluted. Good indoor air quality (IAQ) in homes and buildings is important to maintain. It keeps outdoor allergens out of the home and eliminates other man-made pollutants.
Bad IAQ can have long and short-term effects on one’s health. The effects can start as irritation, possibly attributed to allergies. However, prolonged exposure can turn into respiratory diseases and potentially even cancer. Good IAQ is dependent on the number of pollutants coming into the home. Those pollutants can come from various items, including fuel-burning appliances, tobacco products, excess moisture, pesticides, etc. Keeping pollutants out is attainable with various air purifiers and filters and can be different inside every home. Choosing the right air purifying system for your home maintains clean, fresh air.
Good IAQ is dependent on the number of pollutants coming into the home. Those pollutants can come from various items, including fuel-burning appliances, tobacco products, excess moisture, pesticides, etc. Keeping pollutants out is attainable with various air purifiers and filters and can be different inside every home. Choosing the right air purifying system for your home maintains clean, fresh air.
Choosing the Right Air Purifying System
We spend up to 90 percent of our time in our homes — so naturally, there is a high chance of getting exposed to airborne pollutants at home. Choosing the right system for your home may seem difficult, but we’re here to simplify the process for you. It is nearly impossible to filter out all pollutants. However, you can use a combination of systems to filter most of them. For example, portable air filters are convenient and you can set them up easily in the area you would like. They filter out particles or gases depending on what filter you choose. You should adjust the size of the portable air filter based on the size of the room you want to be filtered, or else it may not be as effective.
Air Filters for HVAC Systems
Your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system is common in many homes. It provides heating and AC during the winter and summer, but it can also ventilate the home. Ventilation occurs while the system is operating, but once the heating or cooling is done, the ventilation stops. Pollutants collect in the filter of your HVAC system as they go through your home’s ventilation. If you want continuous ventilation, consider adding a portable filter into the room(s) wanted during the time the system is dormant.
Maintaining Your Filters
Maintaining the filters in any of the systems in your home is crucial to allow them to perform at the best levels. Viviano recommends you change the filter every 1-3 months for your HVAC system. The time varies depending on how many pollutants, such as animal hair and dust, are present in the home. Changing portable air filters is dependent on what you’re filtering out. A HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter filters out particles from the air for up to a year before needing to be changed. Pre-filters for smaller portable air filters should be changed every 30 days. Carbon filters can be changed every three to six months.
Each of these filters can filter out different-sized particles. For instance, HVAC systems can trap air particles between 5-10 microns. A HEPA filter is known to remove a significantly high amount of particle air pollutants at almost 99.9 percent, but only those that are 0.3 microns in size. If you use a combination of these systems, you can eliminate air particles of varying sizes.
Viviano is Your Guide To Air Cleaners and Filters
If you read the text above and are still feeling a little lost on finding out what system or combination of air filters and HVAC systems you should use, that’s where Viviano’s comes in to help. Our website lists our products, what they can do, and how they can make your home’s air healthier. Do you have all the above sorted out at your house? Then it may be time to schedule maintenance on your system. Fill out this service form to get in contact with us.