Now that fall has arrived and you’re closing up your home against cooler outdoor temperatures, your indoor air quality can quickly decline. Filtering your air is an option worth considering, especially if anyone in the family suffers with allergies, asthma or other breathing conditions. Here’s a roundup of the best air filters from trusted, industry-leading brands:
Aprilaire pleated media filters are designed to provide effective whole-home filtration when installed in an HVAC-integrated air cleaner. They’re available ranging from MERV 10 to 16, and depending on the type of air cleaner you have, the compatible Aprilaire filter can capture up to 98 percent of airborne contaminants as small as 0.3 microns in size, which can include plant pollen, fungi, pet dander and dust mites.
Healthy Climate Filters
Healthy Climate air filters are made by Lennox, and they’re available in MERV 11, as well as MERV 16 and HEPA versions like those used in hospitals and medical laboratories.
- MERV 11 filters catch over 85 percent of particles larger than 0.3 microns, including many that trigger asthma and allergy symptoms, like mold spores and common household dust, as well as viruses and bacteria.
- Carbon Clean MERV 16 media filters can trap particles down to 0.3 microns, bio-aerosols as small as 0.1 microns, and they remove potentially-hazardous ozone too. Their activated carbon coating also helps neutralize household odors.
- Healthy Climate HEPA filters employ a multi-stage air cleaning process that includes a “high efficiency particulate arrestance” stage to capture 99.97 percent of particles, viruses and bacteria as small as 0.3 microns, and a charcoal/carbon stage that neutralizes odors and traps chemical vapors.
Honeywell air filters fit the brand’s integrated air cleaner units that can be easily added to most types of HVAC systems. These pleated media filters are available in two efficiencies: MERV 11 and MERV 13, which can rid the air of large and microscopic contaminants down to 0.3 microns, such as smoke, soot and dust particles, and mold/mildew spores.
For personalized advice about the best air filters for your Peachtree City home, contact us today at Powers Heating & Air.
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