When we talk about air pollution, the typical assumption is that we’re thinking about smog, smoke, or global pollution affecting our climate. But according to the EPA, levels of certain pollutants inside your Erie, CO home could be up to five times higher indoors than outside. In some cases, this indoor air pollution could be closely related to health and comfort conditions that you experience on a daily basis. That’s where our team at Save Home Heat Company can help your turn your central forced air furnace into an air cleaning machine!
With decades of experience installing indoor air quality products in homes all around the Denver-Boulder area, you can trust our recommendations and advice on the best solutions to clean up your indoor air. We install proven, state-of-the-art central air purifiers and high efficiency furnaces filters that will remove a wide variety of pollutants from the air you breathe at home. Experience reduced allergy symptoms, less dust flying around your home, and much more.
Experienced Air Purifier Installation for Erie Homes
Our team at Save Home Heat Company installs quality, proven central air purifiers that are highly effective in neutralizing and reducing viruses and bacteria, mold, smoke, dust, pet dander, VOCs (the potentially harmful class of common household gasses), and more. The purifier we recommend features proprietary, state-of-the-art technology that employs ultraviolet (UV) light and a specially developed catalyst material that enables the unit to clean all of the air in your home, not just air passing through the furnace and ducting system. It even helps improves the effectiveness of your furnace filter, while also addressing pollutants whose particles are too small for even high efficiency furnace filters to capture. Great teamwork!
VOC stands for volatile organic compounds. These compounds are chemicals emitted in gas form, and can come from a variety of common household products that you often wouldn’t think twice about! Spray cleaners, disinfectants, degreasers, printing products, wax, cosmetics, air fresheners, cigarettes, solvents, adhesives, paint, and wood preservatives can all emit these potentially harmful chemicals! VOCs can cause problems like aggravated respiratory issues and even worsen ailments you may already be dealing with. Installing an air purification system in your home, you can help to combat these emissions and improve the health of your family. This is especially true if you live with children, elderly family members, or individuals who have asthma.
Our Line of Air Purifiers Treats:
- Airborne and surface bacteria and viruses
- Mold spores
- Dust, pollen, and pet dander
- A wide range of chemicals & volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Smoke and many other household odors
High Efficiency Furnace Filters for Your Home in Erie
Along with central air purifiers, high efficiency media filters (aka. air cleaners) are a great way to improve your home’s air quality. These two products work great in tandem, perfectly complementing each other’s performance. 5-inch thick media air filters require replacement less often, and are more effective filtering a wider range of particle sizes than standard filters. Some models of high efficiency media air cleaners are very effective at removing airborne bacteria, viruses, and mold, and even feature activated carbon to help reduce odors. Media air cleaners are a big step up in performance from standard 1” filters.
Which model of media air cleaner will be the best fit for your furnace and your home depends on the specifics of your system. There’s no one-size-fits-all rule of thumb. At Save Home Heat, we take the time to closely inspect our customers’ heating systems, and also inquire about past performance, before we make filter recommendations. The media filters we install regularly have efficiency ratings between MERV 11 and MERV 16.
High Efficiency Media Furnace Filters:
- Reduce airborne dust, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens
- Help remove common viruses, bacteria, and mold from your indoor air
- Help your furnace and AC system operate at optimum efficiency
- Provide excellent protection for the indoor cooling coil on central AC systems
- Work great in combination with a high quality air purifier and a central humidifier
- Require less frequent replacing and are much more effective than 1” furnace filters
- Are a great way to improve your indoor air quality and quality of life at home!
Another product that continues to carve a niche in the home heating market are true HEPA furnace filters. HEPA filters initially gained their reputation in commercial applications such as medical facilities and clean rooms, and are now available for residential installation. Please note, it’s not always a given that the existing the system can properly accommodate these somewhat bulky, ultra high performance air filters.
Air Filter Efficiency and Proper Airflow
When considering a furnace filter upgrade, it’s important to understand how filter efficiency can affect airflow in your home. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to think that the higher the MERV efficiency rating, the better a filter is for your system. However, certain high efficiency furnace filters may be a poor match for systems whose airflow is already somewhat restricted. It’s important to talk with your trusted service technician to find the furnace filter that’s right for you and your home.
For example, certain models of high efficiency furnace filter could be too restrictive to airflow for less-than-optimal or older ducting systems. In these cases, the most efficient filter option could potentially limit furnace and AC performance, especially in rooms at the ‘end of the line’ upstairs or at the opposite side of the house. It’s very important to properly match your filter with the airflow capabilities of your furnace and ducting system, and that’s where our team at Save Home Heat brings a lot of value to your table. We have the knowledge and experience to help you select products that are the right fit for your home comfort system. Furnace filters are a critical component.
Other Filter Options
Other high efficiency filter options available include electronic air cleaners (excellent airflow ratings, but potential maintenance issues) and a number of hybrid designs incorporating media filters and ultraviolet light. We would be glad to discuss any furnace filters you’re interested in with you in an honest, professional manner.
Regarding portable air filters, we don’t recommend them for homes that have furnaces because of their limited coverage ratings and in many cases need for frequent maintenance in order to operate properly. (They can be kind of noisy, too!) Whenever possible, we recommend centrally installed products as your best IAQ solutions.
Central Air Purifiers, Filters, and Humidifiers: Your Ideal IAQ Team!
To achieve optimum indoor air quality in your Colorado home, we recommend combining a high efficiency furnace filter, an advanced central air purifier, and a proven central humidifier to transform your furnace from a simple source of heating and cooling into an exceptional indoor air quality machine. This triple-pronged approach will improve your health and comfort during the winter months – and all year long for those who have central AC.
Erie’s Central Air Purifier & Air Filter Experts
You can rely on our four-plus decades of experience and strong commitment to providing our customers with top quality products and service every time you give us the opportunity to work in your home. Our focus is your best interests at all times. When we visit your home to provide a free installation quote, we often present a range of options that we feel makes sense for you to consider. Our team will listen carefully to your input, and fully and patiently answer all your questions. No pressure, no sales agenda, ever.
For more information about central air filters and air purifiers, or to schedule a free installation quote for your home in Erie, please reach out to our team today.
Our Complete Line of Quality Home Services Includes:
- AC Repair, Maintenance, and Installation – Ductless & Central Systems
- Furnace, Boiler, and Heat Pump Repair, Maintenance, and Installations
- Hot Water Baseboard and Radiant Floor Heating System Service & Installation
- Household Plumbing Services
- Complete Residential Electrical Services
- Central Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Products
- Water Heater Repairs & Installation – Standard, High Recovery, Tankless, and more