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Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Indianapolis

An air filter is an essential HVAC part for performance and comfort—but it’s frequently forgotten.

Indoor air quality can impact your family’s health, particularly if there’s someone in your Indianapolis household with allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can aggravate symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals located in everyday household items including cleaning products, furniture and flooring.

Modern houses are more energy efficient. But they are more airtight. This means the air inside your home can be dirtier than outdoors—often two to five times more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are methods you can use to take control over your home’s air quality:

  • Reduce pollution sources
  • Ventilate with fresh air
  • Use higher-quality air filters

Filtration is one of the best methods of cleaning the air that flows through your home. It catches particles as air passes through HVAC ductwork.

There are several kinds of air purification systems you can add to clean the air in your home. Broad Ripple Service Experts can suggest what’s best for you. And you can relax knowing all our Expert work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

 

7 Signs You Need a Better Air Filtration System

There are several signs that your home could be enhanced by a filtration system.

  1. Someone in your house has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are common when you’re home.
  3. Your home smells stuffy.
  4. You have pets that shed.
  5. Odors stick around in your house.
  6. Someone in your home smokes.
  7. Your house is consistently dusty, despite routine cleaning.

Which Air Filtration System is Right for My Home?

A whole-home air purification system can handle pollution in your home’s air. And possibly offer relief to the asthma and allergy sufferers in your home.

Studies have found controlling exposure to indoor allergens and tobacco smoke could stop 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And restricting biological contaminants like dust mites can also decrease childhood asthma cases by 55-60 percent.

HEPA Filters

The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was developed to protect scientists from radiation as they built an atomic bomb during World War II. Today these filters are frequently used in hospitals, science labs and even homes.

HEPA filters are rated to remove 99.97 to 99.99% of particles measuring 0.3 microns and larger. This includes pollen, dirt and dust. A HEPA air cleaner with activated carbon filters can catch chemicals, odors and smoke.

These filters have a MERV rating of 1721, depending on the brand. This rating shows how effectively a filter can clear pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration abilities, HEPA filters are dense and can limit airflow. It’s important to touch base with Broad Ripple Service Experts to verify your heating and cooling system can handle one.

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are denser than basic air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier mounts closely against your HVAC equipment.

Because its functional surface is usually around 10 inches, media filters are able to trap about 95 percent of particulates.

These filters work longer too, commonly between three to six months.

Electrostatic Filters

There are several different types of electronic filtering systems you can install in your home.

An electrostatic filter uses magnetically charged substance to capture. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at clearing tiny particles from your home’s air. Plus, they’re also 30 times more effective than regular filters.

An electronic air cleaner uses a high-voltage magnetic charge to trap particles.

Some can erase the majority of indoor air pollutants—particles, germs, bacteria, chemical odors and vapors—by up to 99.9 percent. And decrease ozone, a known lung irritant, produced elsewhere in your home.