When it comes of the air quality in our homes, the most that the majority of homeowners do is remember to change their furnace’s filter every month. Unfortunately, the type of furnace filter that many of these homeowners are using is basically useless at removing harmful particles from the indoor air. If this sounds like your routine, your indoor air quality may not be as great as you may have assumed. Flimsy fiberglass filters cannot handle the indoor air pollutants that many homes face, but with the help of Four Seasons, you can either upgrade your filter or install an air cleaner that will solve your indoor air quality concerns for good.
The Pros and Cons of Furnace Filters
Cheap fiberglass filters do very little to improve the air quality in the home. The layer of fiberglass is not nearly thick enough to capture anything but large particles of dust. Many of the most harmful microorganisms are virtually invisible, and require a much more efficient filter in order to be collected. Upgrading the furnace filter to one with a MERV rating above 8 or 9 could drastically improve indoor air quality, but there is one problem. These filters still need to be changed every 2-3 months and the extra cost of the upgrade is simply not practical for many homeowners. It is much easier to buy cheap fiberglass filters in bulk and change them monthly. Four Seasons would like to offer another choice that may require an initial investment, but will pay itself off in savings that would have been spent on monthly filter changes.
The Benefits of Installing an Air Cleaner
Air cleaners have a few benefits that no furnace filter could ever compete with. These include:
- Hospital level filtration
- Over 95% removal of particles down to .3 micron
- Over 90% removal of bio aerosols and microorganisms down to .1 micron
- Yearly instead of monthly filter changes
- No need for replacement of standard furnace filters when in use
- No additional power needed to operate
- Much MUCH MORE!
Here at Four Seasons, we recommend that if you are ready to get serious about your indoor air quality, it is now time to upgrade to an air cleaner from Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning.