Indoor Air Quality
Air Filtration Systems & Service in Elmhurst, IL
Poor indoor air quality is responsible for all kinds of problems relating to homeowners’ discomfort and health. Millions of airborne contaminants are floating around in the average home’s air, causing issues ranging from the flu to asthma. It’s a good idea to install an air filtration system to combat these issues. Fiebrandt Bros Heating & Cooling, Inc. installs and services air filtration systems of all kinds throughout Elmhurst, IL and the surrounding area. If you need an air filtration system installed or serviced, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians. No matter what your air filtration needs are, we can take care of them for you. We’ll make sure that your indoor air quality is kept as high as possible.
Professional Air Filtration in Elmhurst, IL
Air filtration systems are actually among the simplest of air purification systems, but that doesn’t mean they’re ineffective. An air filtration system is essentially a fiber mesh, stretched across a frame and installed in the ductwork of a home. As air flows through the filter, any contaminants that it carries will become snared in the fibers. Then, the filter just needs to be changed every few months in order to prevent it from becoming clogged. Despite its simple construction, the air filter is an excellent way to keep your home’s air in good condition.
The Importance of Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value
All air filtration systems are governed by a metric called MERV, which stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This metric measures how closely woven the fiber mesh in the filter is. The tighter the filter, the more contaminants it can capture. The filters with the highest MERV ratings are so tight that they can capture individual viral and bacterial cells. So, when you’re first shopping for an air filter you may be tempted to go with the highest MERV rating you can find. This would be a mistake.
The tradeoff for more filtering ability is that a filter with a high MERV rating will also require more force to push air through it. The filters with the highest MERV ratings would essentially block airflow through most home’s ducts, because residential climate control systems are not powerful enough to work with them. These filters are most often used in industrial settings, like hospitals and server rooms. So, make sure that you consult with a professional about which air filter would be best for your needs.
We Install and Service Air Filters in Elmhurst & Surrounding Area
Installing an air filtration system is something that you should trust to a professional contractor. Interacting with your ducts without professional knowledge and equipment makes it much more likely for you to damage them. If you want to make sure that your filter is installed in the right spot, and that it works as intended, make sure that you call Fiebrandt Bros Heating & Cooling, Inc..
As mentioned above, air filters need to be cleaned out every couple of months. This is because they have no way to actually rid themselves of the contaminants they collect. If not cleaned every so often, they will become clogged and obstruct air flow. We install and service air filtration systems throughout Elmhurst, IL. Give us a call today to schedule air filtration services in Elmhurst, IL and the surrounding area.