Gowland's Heating & A/C Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Filtration’

Does My AC’s Air Filter Help With Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, April 25th, 2022
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First, we’re glad to hear that you know about the air filter for your air conditioning system. If your AC is in the same cabinet as your furnace (and this is the most common type of HVAC setup), then the same filter works for both units. It’s important to know about this filter, since you must change it routinely to help your HVAC system work at the optimal condition and avoid several serious problems, which can include the system overheating and the evaporator coil freezing over.

But if you think that the AC filter is there to help improve the air quality of your home, we’re glad you stopped by to read this. Although the filter has some effect on air quality, it’s usually harming the indoor air quality because the filter is too congested. The filter otherwise doesn’t noticeably improve air quality.

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How Strong an Air Filter Does My Home Need?

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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If you’re asking this question, it’s because you want cleaner and healthier air inside your home, and you know you have powerful options available. Although your HVAC system comes with an air filter, it isn’t designed to clean the air but protect the interior of the HVAC cabinet components. An actual air filtration system that provides cleaner air requires experts to integrate the filters into the ductwork. 

Filters come in different strengths, depending on how strong the weave is. The stronger the weave, the smaller the particles the filter can trap. And therein lies the tricky part: a filter can be so strong that it not only traps particles, it ends up blocking airflow. If you put in too powerful a set of filters, your HVAC system won’t be much good to you. In fact, the thick filter will lead to damaging it. 

You won’t need to worry, however, when you have our experts to assist you. We know how to find the right indoor air quality solutions for homes. 

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Fall Is a Great Time to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, October 25th, 2021
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During fall, we often talk about the best ways our customers can prepare their homes for winter. This means scheduling maintenance for the heating system and considering whether or not to replace an aging system. 

But fall is also a good time to make another important improvement to your house: make the indoor air cleaner and healthier. You can have our professionals make indoor air quality improvements to your HVAC system that will make a difference in the air you and your family breathe daily.

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Protecting Your Home Sanctuary With Better Indoor Air Quality

Monday, May 25th, 2020
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The quality of the air inside homes is a growing concern today. In fact, indoor air quality can be much worse than the air outside—something people may find hard to believe, but it’s true. The reason for this rise in problems with indoor air quality (IAQ) is that modern homes are built with tight construction to limit heat loss and heat gain. That’s great when it comes to keeping heat from coming in during the summer and trapping valuable heat in the winter. But it has the side-effect of trapping indoor contaminants and letting them build up. The contemporary household has many sources of air pollutants, from chemical cleaners to people spreading germs.

But our team of Slidell, LA indoor air quality professionals can help protect your “sanctuary”—your home—and help keep the air in it as healthy as possible.

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