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Cooling and Indoor Environmental Needs


Asheville, NC Air Filters and Air Purifiers by Comfort Central

A lot of people think that pollution is only a concern outdoors. In fact, the concentration of pollutants in your home is potentially much higher than that outside. There are a great number of reasons that the indoor air quality in your Asheville, NC home may be subpar. The presence of pets in your home, the surrounding environment and even proximity to construction can all compromise the quality of the air that you breathe indoors. Comfort Central may be able to help. Contact us today to learn about the great air filters and air purifiers available for installation in Asheville.

Comfort Central provides heating and air conditioning services to Asheville, Hendersonville, and the surrounding areas in North Carolina.

How Air Filters Can Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Asheville, NC Home

Over the years you may have changed the air filter in your home heating and air conditioning system. Sometimes these factory installed air filters are not enough to handle more serious indoor air quality problems. Mechanical filters are still one of the most effective ways to improve the quality of the air in your home. You may just need to upgrade to a more efficient filter.

Mechanical air filters are one of the simplest ways to improve indoor air quality. They remove particles from the air as it passes through them, trapping pollutants on a filtration material. By installing a more efficient air filter into your ductwork system you can intercept more elusive pollutants before they circulate throughout your home. The efficiency of mechanical air filters is rated on the MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) scale. The higher the MERV, the more efficiently the air filter will remove pollutants.

The air filters found factory installed in furnaces or air conditioners usually have a MERV of 1–4. These filters are really more for the protection of the heating and cooling equipment. The installation of an air filter with a 5–13 MERV can help improve indoor air quality, and those rated 14–16 are nearly as effective as HEPA (high efficiency particulate air filters). True HEPA filters are rarely found in residential settings, as they create so much airflow resistance that most residential systems are not powerful enough to accommodate them.

Electronic Air Purifiers

For a more technological approach to particle removal in your Hendersonville, North Carolina home, you may opt for an electronic air cleaner. Such devices use methods such as electrostatic attraction to remove pollutants from the air in your home. Air is drawn through a chamber where it is ionized. The particles, now electrically charged, become tapped to a collector plate. This plate can then be removed and cleaned.

Variations include devices like an electrostatic precipitator. This air purifier works in much the same way, though it does not trap the charged particles. Rather, they simply adhere to the surfaces in the room due to their electric charge. This removes them from the air and from circulation throughout your home. To learn more about electronica air cleaners and other air purifiers available to you call the indoor air quality specialists on the Comfort Central team.

Let Comfort Central Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Asheville, NC Home

Do not settle for anything less than total comfort when you live in Asheville, NC. Call Comfort Central today to get the great indoor air quality you deserve. Breathe easier and live in a cleaner, healthier environment with the help of our qualified team of professionals.