iAir Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Filtration’

Not Just Any Filters Will Do! Why Air Filter Strength Matters

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Low indoor air quality is an endemic problem around the country. As more homeowners become aware of the problem, they want to find solutions. Unfortunately, these “solutions” often involve purchasing expensive filters and air purifiers that don’t actually do the job they need from them. If you are looking to improve your home’s indoor air quality in Austin, TX or the greater Austin area, we recommend you call our NATE-certified, dependable HVAC technicians to help with finding the filtration system that works for your home.

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Keep Your Home Clean with a MicroPure Air Filter

Monday, October 9th, 2017

indoor-air-qualityMost of us focus quite rightly on temperature control when it comes to home comfort: keeping our households cool in the heat of the summer and warm on those chilly winter nights. But that’s not the only thing we should factor in when it comes to a healthy and comfortable home. Indoor air quality plays a role as well: cutting down on germs, dust, and similar contaminants. If your home doesn’t quite feel the way it should, an air filter might be the best option for you.

There are a number of reliable products on the market that can meet your indoor air quality needs. We recommend MicroPure air purifiers in particular based on their reliability, their value for the money, and their innovative way of addressing a number of different IAQ issues in a home. And right now, we’re offering a special on indoor air quality consultation that can help determine what your specific needs may be.

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Air Filters vs. UV Germicidal Lights

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Achieving high indoor air quality in your house poses some difficulties in Texas weather. The best way to have better quality air is through increased ventilation: opening up windows and doors to allow fresh outside air in. However, during a Texas summer, this isn’t the best option because of the high heat. You’ll need other tools in your home’s HVAC system to protect your air from pollutants.

In this post, we’ll examine two different solutions to low indoor air quality: air filters and UV germicidal lights. Intelligent Air Services installs both of these, as well as other air filtration systems in Austin, TX. Contact us to schedule an appointment to find out how we can address contamination in your home’s ventilation system.

Air filters and UV germicidal lights address different issues inside your ductwork. Air filters target larger airborne particles that can enter the ventilation system through the return air ducts, while UV germicidal lights eliminate the growth of micro bacteria and other biological contaminants, like mold and fungus, inside ducts.

Air filters

Your air conditioner and heater have air filters, but they are designed to protect the HVAC systems, not cleanse the air. To properly filter out particles of dust, dirt, pollen, dander, and many other irritants, you’ll need a mechanical air filter installed. Depending on the type of filter you put in (MERV filters are the most effective), you can trap particles down to 0.01 microns in size. If dust and dirt are the main concerns for your indoor air quality, a mechanical filter can do a thorough job eliminating them.

UV germicidal lights

Bacterial growth is a different problem altogether. Spores from these contaminates can lead to a variety of ailments, and standard filters cannot stop them all. Filters do not address the source of the problem, either. UV germicidal lights eliminate these bacterial growths using high frequency wavelengths that destroy the cellular material of these contaminants. This kills off the bacteria and keeps it from coming back—and without the need for spray or toxins that will stay in your ducts.

Contact air quality specialists to find out how to remedy the problems inside your ductwork. You might be surprised to find out what has gathered inside your ventilation system. Let these specialists take care of selecting the appropriate measures and installing them so they work correctly.

Intelligent Air Services has extensive experience with treating air in homes. We install air filters, air purifiers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, UV germicidal lights, and we also take care of duct sealing and testing. Contact us today to find out what air filtration system in Austin, TX will improve your home’s air quality.

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