Proper air filtration is incredibly important if you have a forced-air heating or air conditioning system that requires ductwork to deliver air into the home. When you have a ducted system, you probably keep your doors and windows sealed tight and you may have plenty of insulation to ensure that very little heat leaves the house in winter or enters in the summer. The unfortunate side effect of this decision to seal the home is that any contaminants in the air will continuously cycle through the ducts and throughout your house.

Yes, the air you breathe in every day may contain harmful contaminants like airborne mold spores, bacteria, viruses, dust, smoke, and chemical residue, all of which can cause illness and be especially irritating to those with respiratory issues. Your heating and air conditioning system most likely contain a filter (which you must change every one to three months) to keep out some of the larger particles, but the smaller particles (like bacteria) can be just as harmful, if not more so.

This is why it’s important to have supplementary air filtration systems in Nocatee, but there are a lot of options out there. Many homeowners choose to purchase a small portable filtration device to sit in a room and pull particles from the air, as these are often available in department stores. But these simply don’t provide the power you need to clean the air throughout the house. These are intended for a single room only and cannot inhibit particles at every location in the house from making their way into the ducts.

Besides, cleaning the air through your home’s heating and air conditioning system is a more energy-efficient way to control indoor air quality. The large fan in your HVAC system is used already to suck in air, so very little extra energy is consumed to run the supplementary indoor unit if any is used at all. You can choose between a whole-house mechanical or electronic air cleaner, a UV air purifier to kill microorganisms like bacteria, a heat recovery ventilator for ventilation, dehumidifiers, and many more.

Talk to an IAQ expert at Buehler Air Conditioning & Plumbing to learn more about choosing air filtration systems in Nocatee.

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