9. 21. 2020
Written by: Metro Air
Do you know how clean the air you breathe is? Air filters help provide clean air, so your lungs and body stay healthy.
What role does an air filter play?
Air filters are a critical component of your home’s heating and cooling system. They take outside air, and as it travels through the machine, they help filter out pollutants, bacteria, and other harmful toxins that could make their way into the air you breathe. The filter essentially traps these potentially damaging particles.
Air filter essential tips:
Your filter should be cleaned or replaced every other month. If you have multiple pets in the home or your area has a high level of pollution, smog, or smoke, you should clean or replace them monthly. In addition, look at how thick your filters are. If they are one inch, they will need to be changed more often than those that are thicker (up to 4 inches). The thicker the filter is, the more layers it has for collecting debris, dirt, and other harmful particles. We do not recommend using 3m filtrate filters, as they can restrict airflow and cause problems with your system. We recommend using 4” filters.
What is a MERV rating?
The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating calculates how much matter passes through your air filter. The ratings are from 1 to 16. The higher the number, the better the filter.
See below or visit the EPA website here for more information.
- 1 to 4 MERV rating: catches particles that are larger than 10 micrometers. These include bugs dust mites, and other household debris
- 5 to 8 MERV rating: captures particles bigger than 3 micrometers, including mold and pet dander
- 9 to 12 MERV rating: catches particles bigger than 1 micrometer, including dust and other common household contaminants
- 13 to 16 MERV rating: captures particles greater than 0.3 micrometers such as bacteria or smoke/pollution
Air purification systems will help, too! Some of our most popular products include:
- Evolution Air Purifier
–Uses patented captures & kills ™ technology, capturing up to 95% of particles
-Kills or inactivates up to 99% of germs captured, proven effective against human influenza, the common cold and streptococcus pyrogenes
-Can clean up to 100 times more air than portable units
- Preferred Series EZ Flex Cabinet Air Filter:
-Captures up to 65% of particles 1.0 to 3.0 microns in size
-Protects heating and cooling equipment
-Easy to replace filters
-10-year limited parts warranty
Not sure which filter your machine uses or do you want to install an air purification system? Contact us with questions or to make an appointment!
9. 14. 2020
Written by: Metro Air
With the pandemic still impacting group gatherings and in-office work, many people are continuing to work from home. Working from home has plenty of ups and downs and staying comfortable throughout the workday is key. Here, we’ll offer tips on how to stay comfortable in your home, no matter what the weather decides to do outside.
Tip #1: Don’t forget about your indoor air quality.
Airborne pollutants and contaminants are everywhere. That’s why it’s important to keep the air you breathe as clean as possible. Whether it’s mold spores, bacteria, allergens, or other viruses that make their way into your home, dirty air can lead to poor health. But there is good news! We carry and install a variety of air purification systems that will clean the air you breathe, including:
Evolution® Perfect Air ™ Purifier:
This useful system can clean the air in your home in seconds. One of the most innovative features of the system is the Capture and Kills™ technology. This catches up to 99% airborne germs, viruses, bacteria, and mold, then zaps them with an electrical charge to eradicate them.
Bryant Preferred™ Series Air Purifier:
This system also uses the Capture and Kills™ technology and traps up to 96% of airborne germs and pathogens that cause the flu, common cold, and strep. This system is great for smaller living spaces.
We also carry and install HVAC UV lamps! The Bryant Preferred™ Series UV Lamp kills bacteria and mold on the cooling coil of your system. They require little to no maintenance and come with a 5-year limited warranty. Because of their effectiveness in eliminating bacteria, you will have peace of mind knowing you’re doing your best to keep you and your family healthy this autumn.
Tip #2: Install a new energy efficient furnace system.
As the fall weather returns and we look at cooler months ahead, you’ll need a reliable heating system. If your furnace is more than a decade old, there’s a good chance it is on its way out. Furnaces come in a variety of sizes. And we will work with you to determine which one works best for your home. The systems today are built with energy efficiency in mind, too. That means you won’t see excess use of energy during the cold months. This translates to a healthier environment and saved money in utility bills over time. We are proud Bryant dealers and will work to find a system that works for your home’s unique layout and most importantly, your budget.
Working at home brings many benefits. But, it’s even more enjoyable when you have a system that provides you the comfortable temperature you desire and the healthy air you deserve. So call us today to talk about your furnace repair or replacement, or an air purification system install. We are standing by to help!