Because of dust, pollen, solvents, varnishes, household products, animal hair, tobacco smoke and cooking particles, the air you breathe inside your home can be up to 5 times more polluted than outside air. Thankfully, it is possible to clean your home with the help of air filters installed directly on your heating and air conditioning system. There are several types of filters on the market at various price points. Is it worth investing in a more expensive air filter? Discover the answer below!
The new generation of air filters: the ideal solution for a healthier home
A few years ago, fiberglass air filters were popular because of their low price point. For a few dollars, you would get a filter that needed to be changed every 2 to 3 weeks. However, when researchers discovered that fiberglass filters barely captured 3% of contaminants, their popularity quickly faded. Since then, other types of air filters have been developed, and some have shown impressive efficiency. But those are nothing compared to the newest generation of air filters!
The filters issued from the latest technologies are a little more expensive, but the investment is well worth it. Why? Because these high-performance filters manage to capture up to 85% of dust and particles floating indoors. They are the ideal solution to clean the air you breathe!
Investing in a quality air filter is investing in your health!
Dust and particles suspended in the air can affect your health. Some people – especially children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems – are more likely to suffer from these conditions in the presence of a high concentration of dust:
- Irritations (eyes, nose, throat)
- Respiratory problems
By investing in a quality air filter, you increase your chances of having an excellent health!
How should you choose the best filter for your heating and air conditioning system?
At Signature Home Heat and Air, our energy consultants can guide you to choose the best filter for your heating (furnace, heat pump) or air conditioning system (central air conditioning). We serve Ottawa, Gatineau and the surrounding area. Call us today!