Breathe Better with Whole-Home Air Filtration in Buffalo

An air filter is an important HVAC component for efficiency and comfort—but it’s often ignored.

Indoor air quality can influence your family’s health, specifically if there’s someone in your Buffalo home with allergies, asthma or other respiratory concerns. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mold can trigger symptoms, as well as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are chemicals found in common household items such as cleaning products, furniture and flooring.

Today’s houses are more energy efficient. But they are more airtight. This means the air inside your home can be more polluted than outside—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 better air filters

Filtration is one of the most efficient methods of cleaning the air that circulates through your home. It captures particles as air moves through HVAC ductwork.

There are several types of air purification systems you can use to enhance the air in your home. Sunbeam Service Experts can recommend 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 a few indications that your home could benefit from a filtration system.

  1. Someone in your house has asthma or allergies.
  2. Headaches, congestion or sneezing are regular when you’re home.
  3. Your home smells musty.
  4. You have pets that shed.
  5. Odors linger in your house.
  6. Someone in your house smokes.
  7. Your house is always dusty, despite weekly cleaning.

Which Air Filtration System is Right for My Home?

A whole-home air purification system can eliminate 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 counter 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children. And restricting biological contaminants like dust mites can also lower childhood asthma cases by 55-60 percent.

HEPA Filters

The High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, filter, was designed to keep scientists safe 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 extract 99.97 to 99.99% of particles measuring 0.3 microns and greater. 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 kind. This rating shows how well a filter can clear pollutants from the air.

Because of their high-efficiency filtration capabilities, HEPA filters are deep and can limit airflow. It’s important to touch base with Sunbeam Service Experts to make sure your heating and cooling system can handle one.

Media Filters

Media air cleaners are much thicker than basic air filters. They’re often four to five times wider—or more. This barrier attaches tightly against your HVAC system.

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

These filters work longer too, typically 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 material to attract. These washable filters are 97 percent effective at removing tiny particles from your home’s air. Plus, they're also 30 times more effective than ordinary filters.

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

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