When homeowners think about air pollution, many are likely to first think about outdoor conditions such as smog hanging over a city, but pollution can also refer to the pollutants in your own home. According to the EPA, indoor levels of certain pollutants could be up to five times greater inside your Superior, CO home than outdoors, and there is good reason to take improving your indoor air quality (IAQ) seriously. That’s where the IAQ professionals at Save Home Heat Company can help!
For homes heated by a forced air furnace, a professionally installed central air purifier and a high efficiency furnace air filter will significantly reduce airborne dust, help alleviate allergy symptoms, help improve your overall health and comfort, and more.
Save Home Heat has decades of experience helping homeowners in Superior and surrounding communities clean up their indoor air with quality products that will stand the test of time and turn their furnaces into real air quality machines! You can count on our recommendations and our highly informative, low-pressure approach to help you choose the products that make the most sense for you and your home.
Central Air Purifier Installation in Superior
For central forced air heating and cooling systems in the Superior community, our heating and cooling contractors recommend a state-of-the-art central air purifier that installs in the ducting by your furnace, and which is highly effective in treating airborne and surface viruses and bacteria, mold, smoke, dust, pet dander, and the class of indoor pollutants known as VOCs.
With advanced technology that employs ultraviolet light and a special, proprietary catalyst material, this high quality air purifier treats all of the air in your home, not just the air that’s passing through your furnace and air ducts. It will even help improve the performance of your furnace filter while also addressing pollutants that a high efficiency filter cannot capture. Talk about great teamwork!
Neutralizing VOCs in Your Home
VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are chemicals emitted in gas form that derive from a wide variety of common household products such as spray cleaners and disinfectants, degreasers, printing products, wax, cosmetics, air fresheners, cigarettes, solvents, adhesives, paint, and wood preservatives (just to name a few). Even the very building materials that were used to make your home, as well as cooking and even the furnishings you relax in could be sources of VOCs. Heightened VOC levels indoors have been known to aggravate or cause respiratory conditions or a variety of other health conditions.
A high quality, proven central air purifier installed on your furnace system will neutralize a high percentage of airborne VOCs all around your home, helping to improve your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) and your family’s health and quality of life.
Our Line of Central Air Purifiers Effectively Treats and Reduces:
- Airborne and surface bacteria and viruses
- Mold spores
- Dust, pollen, and pet dander
- A wide range of airborne chemicals & volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Smoke and many other household odors
High Efficiency Air Filters in Superior
Along with central air purifiers, high efficiency media furnace filters (aka. air cleaners) are an excellent way to improve your home’s air quality. They work great in tandem. These 5-inch thick air filters require less frequent replacement, and are more effective at filtering out a wider range of dust particle sizes than standard filters. Certain high efficiency media air cleaners are very effective at removing airborne bacteria, viruses, and mold, and some feature activated carbon to help reduce odors as well. All models are a big step up in performance from basic 1” filters.
The media air cleaner that will be the best fit for your home depends on the specifics of your system. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution. At Save Home Heat Company we take the time to learn about our customers’ heating systems before we make filter recommendations. The media filters we install normally 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 has carved a niche in the residential furnace market is true HEPA furnace filters. HEPA filters initially gained a strong reputation in commercial applications such as clean rooms, and are now available for home installation when the existing system can properly accommodate these ultra high performance filters.
Air Filter Efficiency and Proper Airflow
If you’re considering upgrading your furnace filter, it’s important to keep in mind your air filter’s efficiency. It’s normal to conclude that the higher the MERV rating is always the better option. However, some high efficiency filters are not always a good match for a heating and cooling system.
For example, certain high efficiency furnace filter models, regardless of their thickness, could be too restrictive to airflow for some older or less-than-optimal ducting systems. In these cases, the most efficient filter could end up limiting heating and cooling performance, especially in areas located furthest from the furnace. It’s very important to properly match your filter with the capabilities of your furnace and ducting system, and that’s where our team at Save Home Heat Company brings a lot of value to the table for our customers. We have the knowledge and experience to make sure you purchase products that are the right fit for your home comfort system, and furnace filters are a critical component.
Other Furnace Filter Options
Other central air filter products currently available include electronic air cleaners (known for excellent airflow ratings, but maintenance issues, as well) and a variety of hybrids units that incorporate UV technology with media filters. Our comfort advisers would be glad to discuss any furnace filter options with you in an open, informative, honest manner.
Regarding portable air filters, we don’t typically recommend them for homes that have furnaces due to their limited coverage areas and often frequent need for servicing in order to maintain efficiency; they can be kind of noisy, too! When possible, central IAQ solutions are usually the best option.
Air Purification, Filtration, and Humidification: A Great IAQ Team!
For optimum indoor air quality for your Front Range home, combining an advanced central air purifier, a high efficiency furnace filter, and a proven central humidifier will transform your furnace system from a simple source of heating and cooling into a means for improving your health and comfort during the winter months – and all year long for those with central AC.
Air Purification and Filtration Experts for Superior Homes
You can trust the air quality recommendations of our highly experienced and knowledgeable HVAC team at Save Home Heat Company. With over 40 years of service to our community, we’ll take the time to educate you on central air filter and air purifier options that we feel make sense for you to consider. We’ll answer all your questions fully and patiently in a low-pressure manner, so you can make purchasing decisions that you’ll feel good about now and for years to come.
Please reach out to us today for highly customer-focused service, quality products, and a free, no obligation installation quote.
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