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Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Edmonton

An air filter is a crucial HVAC piece for effectiveness and comfort—but it’s often overlooked.

Indoor air quality can influence your family’s health, specifically if there’s someone in your Edmonton household with allergies, asthma or other respiratory concerns. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can worsen symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals that are part of everyday household items including cleaning products, furniture and flooring.

Modern houses are more energy efficient. But they are more airtight. This means the air inside your home can be worse than outside—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are techniques you can use to take the reins of your home’s air quality:

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

Filtration is one of the most successful methods of cleaning the air that circulates through your home. It catches particles as air runs through HVAC ductwork.

There are several models of air purification systems you can use to enhance the air in your home. Rob's Albertan Service Experts can recommend what’s right for you. And you can breathe easy 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 signals that your home could benefit from 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 linger in your house.
  6. Someone in your house smokes.
  7. Your house is continuously dusty, despite weekly cleaning.

Which Air Filtration System is Right for My Home?

A whole-home air purification system can take care of pollution in your home’s air. And possibly provide relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your home.

Studies have found managing exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could prevent 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And controlling biological contaminants like dust mites can also decrease childhood asthma cases by 55-60 percent.

HEPA Filters

The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was designed to shield scientists from radiation as they worked on 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 extract 99.97 to 99.99% of particles measuring 0.3 microns and greater. 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 brand. This rating shows how effectively a filter can pull out pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration performance, HEPA filters are deep and can limit airflow. It’s important to check with Rob's Albertan Service Experts to confirm your heating and cooling system can handle one.

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are much thicker than basic air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier mounts snugly 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 work longer too, commonly between three to six months.

Electrostatic Filters

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

An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged material 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 regular filters.

An electronic air cleaner involves a high-voltage magnetic charge to capture particles.

Some can erase 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, made elsewhere in your home.