Indoor air pollutants along with harmful materials could be evident in the indoor air. Indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks. Eliminating indoor air pollutants is critical to your health. Proper ventilation is imperative, however, limited by weather conditions or elevated levels of contaminates in the outdoor air. When outdoor contaminate levels are elevated an air cleaning device could be useful. Air cleaning devices are designed to remove pollutants from the indoor air. Various types of air cleaning devices are available, some designed for duct work installation of the central heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system designed to clean the air in the entire house. Portable room cleaners can be useful in cleaning a single room or specific areas but not necessarily intended for whole house filtration, however, A.E.S. can recommend portable air purifiers capable of cleaning up to a 1500 square foot area indoors.
A.E.S., specializing in indoor air quality concerns in the home or business has the expert knowledge to recommend the best type of equipment for each individual application.
Central Air Filters:
Not all disposable and re-useable/washable filters for your HVAC system are alike and understanding the difference can make a dramatic difference in obtaining the best results for whole house filtration. Filters purchased today should be certified with a MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating. This rating system is numbered from 1 to 16 and relates directly to the efficiency of an air filter. To obtain the cleanest air possible, the highest numbered filter is the most effective in cleaning the air; however a MERV rated 12 filter is optimum for residential usage and yields an 80-90% efficiency rating. Note: Using filters rated higher than 12 can shorten the life of your HVAC unit by restricting the flow of air movement.
A.E.S. can assist in recommending the most efficient as well as locations where to purchase the best filters for your HVAC system.