More recently, we have seen an increase in poor air quality in our homes in the Wilmington area. This is no surprise though. Our homes are sealed to keep in the warm and cool air from our HVAC systems. By doing that, we are also sealing up contaminants in our air. These contaminants come from everyday activity, so it is essential to find a way to eliminate them. If not eliminated, the contaminants can cause issues to your health as well as your home. The fix? adding an air filtration system to your home that will eliminate airborne particles.
While some air filtration systems work better than others, it really depends on the type of contaminates you are trying to eliminate. From our family to yours, here is some information we hope you find helpful as you delve into air quality solutions.
HEPA Air Filtration
HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air. This air filtration system works differently by trapping particles using a mechanical air filter. In most air purifiers, you can find HEPA filters, so it’s a common air quality solution. This system will remove contaminants such as pollen, dust, and pet dander, which are considered to be larger particle pollutants. Its efficiency is 99.97% when removing particles that are .3 micron in diameter and larger. When it comes to smaller air contaminants though, other air filtration systems are more effective.
According to Trane, this air filtration system is “the world’s most effective whole-house air filtration system, removing up to 99.98% of airborne allergens, including bacteria and viruses down to .1 micron.” It is certified by The Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAFA) and Allergy Standards Limited (ALS). This certification sets apart products that have cleared testing and met benchmark standards based on scientific and medical research on health issues and indoor air pollution.
Compared to your standard 1” filter, Trane CleanEffects removes 100 times more airborne allergens. As a result, this technology makes it 8x more effective than the best HEPA room filter. With its innovative advancements in air quality solutions, this is your best choice for an air filtration system.
Some standard air cleaners, while trying to collect the dust and dirt from the air, will reduce the airflow; this can ultimately cause a pressure drop. However, the Trane CleanEffects air filtration system has the lowest pressure drop with the highest efficiency. If you are interested in having a Trane CleanEffects installed in your home, be sure to contact O’Brien Service Company. We can set you up for a free in-home estimate.
Overall, both of these air filtration systems will help to eliminate contaminants from your air, which can help you and your family breathe easy. If you think that your home could benefit from one of these systems, please contact us for more information (910) 799-6611.