Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Louisville

An air filter is a crucial HVAC part for performance and comfort—but it’s often forgotten.

Indoor air quality can impact your family’s health, especially if there’s someone in your Louisville household with allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can aggravate symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals that are part of regular household items including 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 outdoors—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are techniques you can use to take control over your home’s air quality:

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

Filtration is one of the best techniques to clean the air that streams through your home. It captures particles as air passes through HVAC ductwork.

There are several models of air purification systems you can install to clean the air in your home. Becht/Givens Service Experts can suggest what’s right for you. And you can breathe comfortably knowing all our Expert work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

 

7 Signs You Need a Better Air Filtration System

There are a couple of indications 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 frequent when you’re home.
  3. Your home smells musty.
  4. You have pets that shed.
  5. Odors remain in your house.
  6. Someone in your home 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 controlling exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could stop 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And limiting 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 developed to protect scientists from radiation as they built an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are often used in hospitals, science labs and even homes.

HEPA filters are rated to take out 99.97 to 99.99% of particles measuring 0.3 microns and larger. 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 demonstrates how successfully a filter can pull out pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration abilities, HEPA filters are dense and can limit airflow. It’s important to touch base with Becht/Givens Service Experts to verify your heating and cooling system can handle one.

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are sturdier than common air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier fits tightly against your HVAC unit.

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

These filters last longer too, usually between three to six months.

Electrostatic Filters

There are a couple of electronic filtering systems you can add in your home.

An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged substance to catch particles. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at clearing 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 trap particles.

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