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High Efficiency Filters

Your HVAC system isn’t just designed to modulate the temperature in your home, it’s also working hard to keep the air your family breathes free of harmful pollutants. All HVAC systems are designed with filters that need to be changed on a regular basis to maintain proper functioning. When it’s time to switch out your filter, our HVAC repair contractor in Kilmarnock can present you with a few options to choose from.

For customers looking to have the cleanest, most pollutant-free air possible, we recommend high-efficiency filters. High-efficiency filters are ideal for (and often used in) sterile environments such as hospitals or research facilities. Our HVAC repair workers in Kilmarnock provide filters with a high MERV rating, designed to target and remove the greatest amount of harmful pollutants.

What is a MERV Rating?

“MERV” is an acronym that stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. The MERV system is used to grade an air filter’s effectiveness against particles of varying sizes. The MERV scale spans from 1-16, with a rating of 16 marking the highest possible effectiveness against particulate matter.

Household Air Pollutants

You may be familiar with the kind of pollution outside, but there are many indoor particles you should be aware of-especially if someone in your household has allergies, asthma, or lung disease. Pet owners may also want to consider investing in a high-efficiency filter. Some common indoor irritants include:

  • Grasses or pollen grains. Particles from outside are easily swept into the house in the air or on clothes. They can easily irritate the noses and eyes of people with allergies.
  • Chemicals and gases. Cleaning supplies, air fresheners, paints, scented candles, and more can lower the air quality in your home.
  • Dust mite debris. These microscopic creatures live in your cushions, bed, and curtains, feeding off of dust (which is irritating on its own) and expelling their allergy-aggravating waste into the air.
  • Tobacco smoke. If someone in your family smokes, the particles can linger in the air and settle on surfaces in your home. Even if you don’t smoke, this exposure is very dangerous and can cause long-term health issues.
  • Mold spores. Nobody wants to believe their home has mold; however this is a common development for dark, damp areas of the bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom.
  • Pet dander. Pets not only bring in a number of grasses, grains, and spores from the outdoors, they also shed dander (dead skin)-all of which can irritate allergies.

Time for a New Filter?

When it’s time to update your system, call the HVAC repair experts in Kilmarnock. We can make recommendations for your system and provide you with a hard-working air filter. If you have any questions about the high-efficiency filters we carry, our policies, or anything else-reach out today!

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