Should you get HEPA Filters for your Home

Resolve Allergy and IAQ Issues with a HEPA Filter

Here in Theodore, we all know just how bad outdoor pollutants and allergens can be for our health. What you might not know is that the air inside your home can contain even more pollutants than the air outside. As odd as it might sound, it’s true. Different types of pollutants and allergens can seriously impact your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) and your health. Some of the most common indoor pollutants include mold spores, pollen, cleaning solutions, and also animal dander. The EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) even includes indoor air pollution in their list of the top 5 environment-related health risks. If you’re looking for indoor allergy solutions or if you’re concerned with your home’s IAQ, consider purchasing an air filter. Properly filtering your home’s air will definitely have a positive impact on your home’s air quality.

The Estes Heating & Air Conditioning team suggests purchasing a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter to clean your home’s air. These high-quality filters use a number of filtering mechanisms and can capture both large and microscopic particles.

HEPA Filters and Your HVAC System

  • If you’re thinking about purchasing a HEPA filter, we encourage you to give us a call. We are happy to provide some suggestions. HEPA air filters have three main components that must be balanced in order to function well. Poorly balanced filters aren’t able to capture particulates properly, and those contaminants will enter your home. Contact us; we can help you avoid purchasing a poor-quality filter.
  • When you’re shopping for a HEPA filter, it’s also important to make sure it’s the right size. If it’s a poor fit, unfiltered air will enter your home.
  • Ductwork can also play a large role in your home’s IAQ. If you have leaky ducts, or a poorly sealed air filter slot, they can allow unfiltered air to enter your home. When you’re ready to improve your home’s IAQ, contact Estes Heating & Air Conditioning. We can assess your ducts and air filter slot and ensure they are tightly sealed.
IAQ Solutions with Estes Heating & Air Conditioning

The entire Estes Heating & Air Conditioning team is ready to help you increase your home’s IAQ. Whether you’re looking for a HEPA air filter for your HVAC system or are exploring other solutions, contact us. We can meet with you to learn about your individual needs and your budget. We can then show you IAQ solutions to match. Contact Estes Heating & Air Conditioning today to get started.