When it comes to HVAC systems, there are more ways to condition the air in your home than just controlling the temperature. Elements like humidity, airflow, and cleanliness can also affect your comfort levels while you are trying to relax in your home.
When it comes to cleanliness, Modern Air Solutions in Bensalem, PA can help you find the right air cleaning solution for your home. When you schedule a consultation, we will take your needs, expectations, and budget into consideration.
Your air can be filled with a variety of pollutants, including dirt, dust, pollen, mold, viruses, bacteria, pet dander, and more. The list goes on. These common pollutants can leave you sneezing and can make breathing more difficult, especially for those with allergies or respiratory issues.
When you have Modern Air Solutions help you install a new air cleaner, you can eliminate a majority of these pollutants. Air cleaners can also decrease the amount of dirt and dust throughout your home, making cleaning your home easier. The amount of debris you eliminate depends on the quality and type of air cleaner you choose. Read through the information below or contact Modern Air Solutions for more information.
Air cleaners don’t just keep the air in your home cleaner, they keep your HVAC system cleaner as well. If you have a forced air HVAC system debris builds up in your ducts over time. The debris blocks the path of the air so that less of the conditioned air gets into your home. If the debris is blown into certain parts of your system, it can also cause problems that will likely turn into costly repairs.
When dirt is blocking the airways, it takes longer and your HVAC system to warm or cool your home. It has to work harder and use more energy to reach the temperature you set on the thermostat. With an air cleaner, it takes more time for the dust to build up, allowing your system to run efficiently for longer. This means you save energy, keep your utility bills low and avoid costly repairs.
Filters are made of tightly woven fibers that block debris, but allow air to pass through. Filters are good at eliminating large particles such as dust, pollen and pet hair, but sometimes smaller particles can sneak through. Particles are measured in microns and the filter’s packaging will often tell you down to the smallest particles that specific filter will stop. The smaller the number, the better the filter.
On the packaging, you may also find MERV ratings. MERV stands for “minimum efficiency reporting value.” When looking at the MERV rating you want a higher number. The higher the number, the more effective the filter will be at blocking finer particles. To learn what MERV rating will work best for your home and family, contact the professionals at Modern Air Solutions for a consultation.
HEPA stands for “high-efficiency particulate accumulator.” HEPA filters are more efficient than the average filter. Depending on the brand and quality, they catch 95% or more of particles over 0.3 microns. This includes smoke, dust, mold, mites, pollen, pet dander, and even some viruses. They are more expensive than a normal filter but also last longer. Most 1” filters need to be changed every month, but a HEPA filter can last a year or more.
Electronic air cleaners are one of the most popular alternatives to filters. They use metal plates that are electrically charged to remove particles from the air. Modern Air Solutions can add an electronic air cleaner to your central forced air HVAC system or install a standalone unit.
Electronic air cleaners typically catch more particles than the average filter. Compared to a HEPA filter, however, they can not catch quite as many small particles. Electronic air cleaners have a high initial cost but can save you money over time. They also require regular maintenance. They need to have their cells cleaned fairly often to ensure efficiency and proper function.
If you are interested in improving the air quality in your home, Modern Air Solutions can help. Our technicians have the knowledge and skills to help you find the right solution for your home and family. To schedule a consultation, use the contact page on Modern Air Solutions’ website or call (215) 490-3433